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James Spader's 'Blacklist' renewed for a second season

Dec. 4, 2013 at 12:53 AM
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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- NBC said Tuesday it has ordered a full 22-episode second season of its Washington-set thriller "The Blacklist."

The announcement was made jointly by Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, and Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment.

"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," 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 [James Spader's character] Red Reddington never runs out of names to bring down on his list!"

"We are very proud of the creative achievements of 'The Blacklist,' starting with creator Jon Bokenkamp and his incredible producing partners John Eisendrath, John Davis, John Fox and Michael Watkins," Salke said. "Our hats are off to them and to everyone in our dream cast -- starting with the incomparable James Spader and Megan Boone -- and our maverick pilot director, Joe Carnahan, and all of the gifted writers, producers, and directors who bring this cinematic show to life each week."

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