NBC announced today that they’ve officially renewed The Blacklist for a second season. The James Spader’s espionage/terrorist show is not just the most popular new drama, it’s the most popular drama in the 18-49 demographic. In fact, NBC says The Blacklist is the network’s “most-watched new drama eight weeks into its run in 19 years (since Earth 2* in 1994).” A lot of that popularity, of course, is due to the fact that The Blacklist follows that unstoppable juggernaut The Voice. That’s huge. This is an enormous hit. So why aren’t people talking about it around these parts? It even has the overlord stamp of approval. That is to say, it’s no depressingly popular Chuck Lorre sitcom. It has merits. I mean, 98% of those merits are Spader’s ability to deliver a line. But still.
So what is it? Why aren’t you making room for James Spader’s Alias knock-off on your DVR? Did you watch the premiere and get scared off by Megan Boone’s wig? I hear it got better!
Well The Walking Dead, The Good Wife are an hiatus and many other shows are about to join it. Heck, Sleepy Hollow only has four more episodes left until next Fall. So catch up, donuts. You don’t want to be left out.
*Earth 2, hunh? Faint praise, NBC.