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NBC Renews 'Blacklist', 'Chicago Fire', 'Law and Order: SVU' and Two Others

February 06, 2015 08:02:49

NBC has given early renewals to five of its dramas, "" (Season 3), "" (Season 4), "" (Season 3), "" (Season 17) and "" (Season 5). All of these shows will return for 2015-2016 season.

"The creative vision of the executive producers who've guided these outstanding dramas has been nothing short of incredible," NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said in a statement announcing the renewals. "We're highly appreciative of the passion they bring to their shows at every step of the creative process and we're thrilled to reward that dedication with these renewals."


'The Blacklist' Casts Ron Perlman as Villain for Super Bowl Episode

November 14, 2014 11:11:36

is going to face off against 's Red Reddington on "". The Clarence "Clay" Morrow of "" has landed a guest-starring role in a Super Bowl episode of the hit NBC series.

TV Guide which first reported the news said that the 64-year-old actor would portray Luther Braxton, "a meticulous thief who plans his international heists over the course of several months or years. The ruthless baddie creates great diversions and chaos to get what he wants - that is, until he faces off with Red Reddington."


'The Blacklist' New Promo Teases the First Villain in Season 2

August 30, 2014 12:08:19

NBC has offered a glimpse of "" season 2 via a new promo. The video opens with old scenes from the first season, while the new footage starts from 1:02. It sees Reddington taunting an arms dealer and later he tells Liz that Lord Baltimore, supposedly a villain, is in town and targeting him.

The first episode of the show's second season, aptly titled "Lord Baltimore", will air Monday, September 22 at 10 P.M. on NBC, following "" season 7 premiere. guest stars in the episode as a troubled data security firm analyst.


Netflix Nabs 'The Blacklist' for $2 Million per Episode

August 29, 2014 10:08:28

Netflix has acquired exclusive streaming rights to "" in a hefty price. Reports say the giant streaming service pays $2 million per episode of the drama starring three-time Emmy-winning actor . The first season of the show will debut on Netflix September 7.

The $2 million per-episode fee is believed to be the biggest sum paid by a subscription-based video-on-demand company for a television show. Netflix previously paid $1.35 million per episode for "".


'The Blacklist' 1.14 Preview: Liz Turns Into Criminal for a Day

February 20, 2014 02:02:14

Liz channels her bad side in an upcoming episode of "". When the show returns Monday, February 24 at 10 P.M. on NBC, Red convinces Liz to pull off a covert heist during their mission at an elaborate party at the Syrian Embassy.

Harold admits that he doesn't like working with Red, but realizes that Red has helped the FBI a lot. Nevertheless, Liz teams up with Red again when he reveals that a woman from his past, Madeline Pratt, is the next target on the Blacklist.


'The Blacklist' Renewed for Season 2 by NBC

December 04, 2013 08:12:06

"" will be back for a sophomore run. NBC announced on Tuesday, November 3 that it had ordered a full 22-episode second season of its new hit drama series that stars as one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives who mysteriously surrenders himself and offers to help catch international criminals.

"The success of 'The Blacklist' demonstrates that inspired storytelling is alive and well in broadcast television," NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt said in a statement, "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."


'The Blacklist' Gets Full-Season Order From NBC

October 05, 2013 08:10:00

NBC has picked up a full season for "" after airing two episodes of the freshman. The network gives a back-nine order to the new drama series after initially ordering 13 episodes for the first season.

"The many layers of Red Reddington and his mysterious reasons for getting into bed with the FBI seem to be fascinating to fans of this show," says Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment. "With great talent like and on board, as well our stellar executive producers and the whole cast and crew, we believe this outstanding series will continue to make NBC a big destination on Monday nights."


'The Blacklist' 1.03 Preview: Liz Is Kidnapped

October 01, 2013 03:10:21

Elizabeth's life is in danger in an upcoming episode of "". It happens as the FBI is on the hunt for a high-ranking Chinese spy, Wujing (guest star Chin Han) which Red claims has hired him to help decode a classified CIA transmission.

The case requires Liz to pose as an FBI cryptographer and go with Red to decode the message while protecting U.S. government secrets. She later gets kidnapped after a showdown with the bad guy.


James Spader Surrenders in 'The Blacklist' Opening Scene

September 18, 2013 02:09:29

NBC teases the return of Emmy Award winner on the small screen with a new sneak peek at "". The network generously shares the opening scene of the new show, focusing on Spader's Raymond "Red" Reddington who steps into the FBI headquarters to surrender himself.

One of the FBI's most-wanted fugitives, Red mysteriously turns himself in to the FBI and offers to give up everyone he has ever worked with including a long-thought-dead terrorist but under one condition - he'll only talk to newly-minted female FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen. For Liz, it's going to be one hell of a first day on the job.


'Blacklist' EP Addresses Hannibal Comparisons, James Spader Explains Bald Head

July 29, 2013 11:07:27

Attending a Television Critics Association panel on Saturday, July 27, "" boss took the opportunity to address comparisons to "Silence of the Lambs", which has been turned into a TV show, "". Executive producer John Eisendrath felt "lucky to in some ways be compared to it," but insisted that their show's different to the work originated by author Thomas Harris.

"We are all fans of that movie," Eisendrath told reporters at the presentation. "But, I think there's a big difference between the characters on our show and the characters of Hannibal and Clarice. Red [the show's villain] is not a psychopath."


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