NBC has ordered a full season of its freshman drama The Blacklist.
The broadcast network has put in a back-nine order to take the series up to 22 episodes.
The Blacklist’s season premiere drew 12.58 million viewers, while 11.35 million returned for season two, enough to make the show NBC’s first new series to get a full season.
Starring James Spader and Megan Boone, the show is about a fugitive on the FBI’s Most Wanted list who mysteriously surrenders to the FBI and works with the feds to catch a “blacklist” of politicians, mobsters, spies and international terrorists under the condition that he speaks only to an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico.
Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath, John Davis and John Fox are executive producers. It is produced by Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment.