They set “The Blacklist” in Washington, but in truth it inhabits a Manhattan studio where “Law & Order” lived for two decades. Judging from its out-of-the-gate robust ratings, good reviews and swift full-season pickup, this new NBC crime thriller could be settling in for a long stay of its own.
By Tim Molloy NBC has ordered a full season of “The Blacklist,” its highly rated James Spader spy drama. The show had NBC’s biggest debut in a year, then held almost all of its audience in its second week. NBC rewarded it with a “back nine” order — nine episodes in addition to the initial […]
“The Blacklist” continues as one of the top-rated new series of the Fall TV season, starring James Spader as Raymond “Red” Reddington, a former member of the U.S. intelligence community who’s gone rogue and is selling information to the highest bidder.
By Tim Kenneally Apparently, television viewers aren’t clamoring for the sight of a Speedo-clad Jerry O’Connell. What’s up, America? With its Monday debut, CBS’s “We Are Men” — which counts a nearly naked O’Connell among its cast — became the lowest-rated in-season comedy premiere in the network’s history. Meanwhile, NBC’s “The Blacklist” held mostly steady […]
“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” blew away its fall competition with the biggest network drama debut in four years.
“The Blacklist” begins when Red Reddington (James Spader), a former government agent who went over to the dark side and has been on the FBI’s Most Wanted list for decades, walks into FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. and surrenders. Of course, it can’t be that easy, or there would be no series.
At first glance, “The Blacklist” bears an obvious resemblance to “The Silence of the Lambs.” Here’s a brilliant, twisted captive playing cat-and-mouse with a young female cop. Each wants something from the other in this dicey partnership.
The avalanche of new fall TV shows is just about to hit — the official premiere kick-off is the week of Sept. 23 — so how do you know what to watch, DVR, or skip? Predicting the hits and misses is a tough job but we can tell you which shows are generating the most […]
For TV fans who can’t wait to see how the new fall season plays out, brand-strategy and content-alignment company NewMediaMetrics is offering a glimpse of the future. In its 2013 LEAP TV Study, the company measured consumers’ emotional attachment (EA) to the concepts behind upcoming broadcast and cable programming to determine the most — and […]
There are a couple new names on “The Blacklist.” The NBC drama from Sony Pictures Television has just cast Hollywood icon Isabella Rossellini in a guest-starring role, TheWrap has learned.