I have to admit: procedural television is not always my favorite thing. But this year NBC’s The Blacklist exploded onto the scene, and I knew I would be well-served to jump in. So I made it my mission during the winter holidays and caught up with the series in order to see if I could be converted to the land of procedural lovers. Turns out? The Blacklist is pretty, pretty good and far more entertaining than most other crime dramas and procedurals out there.
With each new year comes a new set of TV shows to love or loathe. Between cable, network television and Netflix, which falls into its own budding small screen category, 2013 offered us some spectacular TV entertainment. Our favorite new TV shows of 2013 includes robots, clones, informants, politicians and more.
Why wait for Spring when you know you have a good thing? Rhyme unintentional. The point is, The Blacklist is a hit, and sure, NBC could wait until the warmer weather to formerly renew the series for a second season, but it looks like they’ve decided to shine that green light sooner rather than later, as the Peacock announced the series’ official renewal today.
It’s not quite a renewal order, but NBC confirmed on Friday that the James Spader-fronted drama The Blacklist has earned a full season order at the network. The network has added nine episodes to flesh out the first season of the series, bringing the total episode count to 22.
While a handful of shows made their debuts last week, this week the major networks will begin to really roll out their fall programming. In addition to the return of some beloved series, tonight has a few new items on the menu, including a CBS comedy and two suspenseful looking dramas. Check out the trailers ahead!
Psychological thrillers are common to television, but NBC’s new drama The Blacklist has a secret weapon in James Spader. The man spent the last year at the network playing manipulative boss Robert California on The Office, but he’s done the dramatic thing more than once in the past and he’s perfect for the role in The Blacklist. Or perhaps, rather the role is perfect for him.
Whether or not The Blacklist really proves to be "the fall's best new drama," as one of the quotes in the latest preview declares, the opening scene is nothing short of riveting. Then again, James Spader tends to have that affect on a scene. The above video shows us the first few moments of the series premiere, which introduces us to Spader's Raymond "Red" Reddington, a man who warrants an alarm-siren welcome at the FBI.
Earlier this week, CBS showed us their Fall 2013 TV premiere schedule. Today, NBC has followed suit, laying out the premiere dates for their new and returning series this fall, including the return of The Voice, Grimm and Revolution, as well as new series Dracula, The Michael J. Fox Show, The Blacklist and Sean Saves the World
The above trailer appears to give a way a lot about the pilot episode of this new NBC series, which has secured itself a choice spot on NBC's 2013-2014 schedule. It's set to air Monday nights after The Voice, beginning this fall, taking over Revolution's old timeslot.
A day ahead of their upfront presentation, NBC has posted their 2013-2014 schedule, which lays out where most of the new and returning series will air throughout the week come next fall. A few notable schedule changes appear to be taking place, including a move to Wednesdays for Revolution and a shift to Thursdays for Parenthood. Absent from the list is Community, but NBC did include it among the scripted series confirmed to return, so it will be back. It's just a matter of when.
Among the more promising sounding dramas in the works this pilot season is Jon Bokenkamp's The Blacklist. The project was announced earlier this year, and since then, we've been left to wonder who would play the lead role of the criminal mastermind who shows of at the FBI and offers to give up information on everyone he's ever worked with. James Spader has been cast in the lead for the project.
NBC has been been busy today picking up new pilots. They’ve ordered a total of 3 new comedy pilots and 2 dramas for the day, including a Western based on a graphic novel and a comedy based on the life of Up All Night executive producer DJ Nash.