‘Blindspot’ renewed for season 2; Jaimie Alexander show first this fall to receive honor
NBC clearly does not want to leave you guessing for now when it comes to the future of “Blindspot.” Even though they had a good six-plus months to make this decision, the network confirmed today that the Jaimie Alexander series is the first this fall to get a season 2 renewal.
In a statement, NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke had the following to say:
“We are over the moon with the success of ‘Blindspot,’ and want to thank our producers and amazing cast for creating one of the most riveting shows on television. Jaimie and Sullivan [Stapleton] have done an amazing job of ratcheting up the tension each week in trying to unravel the mystery of Jane’s tattoos … We literally can’t wait to see what the second season will bring.”
We like the decision to go ahead and give “Blindspot” the renewal, mostly because of strong DVR numbers, promotion, and the fact that NBC is struggling elsewhere when it comes to launching new problems. (Check out their ratings for Thursday night for a little bit of evidence of that.) Pending some disaster, it seems clear that the ratings for this show were going to be good enough for the entire season to justify a renewal, so why wait? It allows us TV writers to focus on less inevitable stories as we project what is coming for the 2016-17 season.
As for “Blindspot” fans, this move gives them a chance to kick back and relax the rest of this season. More than half of the first season still awaits, and the episode count was even recently upped to 23 alongside many other NBC shows.