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NBC Announces The Blacklist Renewal

In perhaps one of the more unsurprising television decisions of the year, NBC has announced it will renew its freshman drama The Blacklist. The James Spader vehicle showcases the quirky actor as an infamous international terrorist who strikes a deal with the US government to avoid going on trial by giving them a list of internationally wanted criminals to hunt. The series has been a huge bright spot for NBC, in a season that has been laden with multiple disappointments. The Blacklist is currently the number one drama on the major four networks in the coveted 18-49 age group, as ranks as the number two scripted series and number one new show in that same demographic. The Blacklist - Season 1 The series is NBC most watched new drama in nearly twenty years, a fact that illustrates how difficult business has been for the Peacock Network. With the renewal, NBC has committed to a second 22 episode season. So far, The Blacklist has aired eight of its initial 22 episodes. After a short holiday hiatus, the series will continue airing new episodes this coming January - a change from last year when NBC benched freshman hit Revolution for several months, prompting the series to lose viewers and stagnate.

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