America loves television. America loves television so much that last year there were 180 original scripted shows that aired on cable alone. While cable and streaming shows have been receiving a lot of love from the awards ceremonies of late, apparently, the average American is still very much a fan of regular broadcasts.
This morning, NBC has followed the recent trend of renewing programming well before the end of the TV season. The network is also trying really hard not to be outdone. While CBS and Fox have gone and renewed a few TV shows, NBC has announced the renewal of 5 shows.
From cancer to murder, fantasy dramas and crime dramas and more and more frequently killing off popular characters. I’d like to blame Game of Thrones’ first season for explaining to audiences that no character is really safe, but is it? Without further ado, here are 10 big deaths we expect to see in 2015.
What are the most popular network TV shows of 2014? Before we get into the fact that two comedies managed to top that list, which is particularly impressive in an era where network TV comedies aren't exactly thriving on the whole, let's define "popular," because this list has some very specific terms applied to it.
The era of NBC’s Thursday night, laugh track-generated dominance is officially over. While NBC has had trouble competing with the other big networks on Thursday nights for a few years now, the channel stubbornly held on to the hopes that it could make a comedy lineup work.
Ron Perlman is an actor who gets a lot of unique opportunities. He’s the type of guy that can hop from Pacific Rim to Sons of Anarchy to Adventure Time and other diverse projects, provided the gigs fit into his schedule. Now, he’s headed to NBC’s drama The Blacklist.
Those who aren't into watching football for the next few weeks might want some new streaming material to replace all things (not really) made out of pigskin, and you’d be in luck, as Netflix became a one-stop shop for cult comedy, ice cold James Spader and David Duchovny getting some poon.
How much is Netflix reportedly paying per episode to stream NBC's new drama The Blacklist? A lot. In fact, it's being reported as possibly "the biggest subscription video-on-demand deal for a TV series."
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.