Megan Boone and James Spader
Hot off The Blacklist's ratings boom for its fall finale, NBC has renewed the freshman drama for a full 22-episode second season, the network announced Tuesday.
"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," NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. "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!"
NBC announces Blacklist return, new Hollywood Game Night episodes
The Blacklist, which stars James Spader and Megan Boone, has become NBC's most-watched new drama in 19 years. Pending football adjustments, the NBC drama drew 12.3 million viewers and a 3.5 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic on Monday night — its best numbers since its premiere.
The series returns on Monday, Jan. 13 at 10/9c. Are you happy The Blacklist has been renewed?