NBC Renews The Blacklist for Season 2

By Kaitlin Thomas

Dec 03, 2013


Less than 24 hours after The Blacklist's fall finale earned the show's best ratings since it premiered in September, NBC has cast another vote of confidence in James Spader's Red Reddington and everything he's doing right now on the freshman FBI drama. In addition to not benching the series for the entire winter (it'll return for a three-week run of all-new episodes on January 13), NBC has renewed it for a 22-episode second season that's slated to air next fall. This makes The Blacklist the second new drama of the fall to earn a Season 2 renewal; Red and Lizzie can now join the same exclusive club as Abbie Mills and Ichabod Crane of Fox's supernatural hit Sleepy Hollow, which was reupped in early October, only a few weeks after its series debut.

The renewal shouldn't come as a surprise, as The Blacklist is one of the top new dramas of the fall, averaging a 4.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic. And overall, the broadcast networks haven't achieved much success with their big-name scripted dramas (looking at you, Hostages!). There's also some talk about The Blacklist being NBC's most-watched new series in 19 years (that's not a typo), which is definitely a good thing for the Peacock network, even if The Voice did most of the heavy-lifting. So congratulations, NBC! You deserve this win.


What do you think of The Blacklist so far? Are you excited about the renewal? 


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  • jeannemohler5 Feb 02, 2015

    I love the show so glad they are doing another season I hopebthey do four more seasons

  • ErinSheaHarrison Dec 16, 2014

    This is my new fav show. Love the characters. Watched the whole first season back to back. After the first episode, I was hooked. Can't wait to see what's next. Hope they keep it going.

  • secripp1 Aug 25, 2014

    LOVE The Blacklist. But I'd watch James Spader recite the phone book.
    Just watched the last episode--loved the twist involving Berlin, and I KNEW he was Lizzie's father!!

  • peggyproulx9 May 28, 2014

    This is my favorite show on TV, I hope tom comes back for season two . I know he is the bad guy but I love him. I don't, know if I can wait till January for the show to return. Thank goodness I taped all of season 1.

  • RoseBradley May 13, 2014

    Blacklist is the best series, well worth waiting for the next season. Phenomenal Show. R. Bradley & B. Lerro

  • PaulaGreenwoo May 10, 2014

    GR8!!! Can't wait

  • maryaugustin May 03, 2014

    The Blacklist is the best thing on NBC, and they should keep it. I only watch NBC when the Blacklist is on and if I m not at home I record it. Keep up the good work NBC.

  • mothermoon110 May 01, 2014

    The black list is awesome the best show on tv!

  • MichaelGillon Apr 05, 2014

    Best show on TV. In fact the only show on TV worth waiting for the next episode.

  • bino0626 Apr 03, 2014

    this show is absofreakinglootly one of the best shows on tv. Spader is INCREDIBLE! CANT WAIT FOR NEXT SEASON this is gonna be the longest wait ever :-(

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