NBC has clearly decided that they have seen enough of “The Blacklist” to know that it’s not going anywhere for a long, long time.
Following the news that the show tied “The Voice” in preliminary figures on Monday for its fall finale, which is the only time this has happened all season long, the network confirmed that the James Spader – Megan Boone series is going to be back for more from 2014-15. The order is once again for a solid 22 episodes, which means that this show more or less now has a full 44 episodes. So long as it continues this current trajectory, the future of this show is looking very bright.
In his statement touting the news, here is what NBC Entertainment head Robert Greenblatt had to say:
“The success of The Blacklist demonstrates that inspired storytelling is alive and well in broadcast television, and I’m impressed on a daily basis by this creative team’s imagination and the extent to which they will go to capture this grand vision on film. With gratitude to both our partners at Sony Pictures Television and our NBC development executives who took a great script and shepherded it into a great series, I hope that Red Reddington never runs out of names to bring down on his list!”
The only reason that we are surprised by this announcement at all is only because NBC has yet to see the ratings in January, where the show will have to fend for itself without “The Voice” around. This killed shows like “Go On” and “The New Normal” earlier this year; however, we cannot see something that drastic happening this time when you consider that we’re dealing with a show that seems to have maintained a solid audience the past several weeks, even as “The Voice” loses viewers. Not only that, but the DVR figures for this show are consistently incredible, and have broken records throughout the fall.
To catch up on the first season of “The Blacklist,” click here. That’s where you can see our review of the fall finale.