October 4, 2013 |
Hot on the heels of ABC's "Lucky 7" cancellation and Fox's renewal of "Sleepy Hollow" for a second season comes NBC's own announcement that its big, splashy fall drama "The Blacklist" will be completing its first season. The network announced on Friday that it was ordering the nine additional episodes of the series to give it a complete 22-episode first season. The series, starring James Spader as an internationally renowned criminal who decides to help the FBI for reasons only he knows, debuted to an audience of 12.58 million.
September 23, 2013 |
Following the success of shows as disparate as "Homeland," "House of Cards" and "Scandal," our nation's capital has become the thrilling center of the universe, and politics has become the new police precinct. Two of the more anticipated shows of this fall season, "Hostages" on CBS and "The Blacklist" on NBC, follow D.C.-based stories and face off, beginning Monday at 10 p.m. Which is so bad for "Hostages"; though it gets points for ambition, "The Blacklist" blows it out of the water.
September 19, 2013 |
It's a big week for new shows, and the season's just getting started so I hope you saved the fall preview guide my colleague Robert Lloyd so wittily and thoughtfully compiled for Sunday's Calendar. Here are a few premieres you won't want to miss. "The Blacklist. " James Spader stars as Raymond "Red" Reddington, a rogue spy who, after 20 years freelancing his services, turns himself in. In exchange for all sorts of groovy intel, he asks only for a luxurious hotel suite and the (strictly professional)
July 27, 2013 |
James Spader has gorgeous hair. You've seen it in "Pretty in Pink" and other Brat Pack movies. You've marveled about it when he was on "Boston Legal. " It's been a trademark throughout his career, which included his recent TV stint on "The Office. " But when viewers first spot him in the new NBC drama "The Blacklist," the suave actor is wearing a distinctive derby. When he takes it off, his hair is -- well, he barely has any. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments Spader's appearance is one of the distinctive calling cards of the NBC show, in which he stars as former government agent Raymond "Red" Reddington, who has become one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives.
May 10, 2013 |
The news keeps getting stranger and stranger for "Community. " The NBC sitcom has bounced back from a near-death experience a year ago and will return for Season 5 next year. The network confirmed late Friday that it will pick up the eccentric comedy for another go-round, on a day when a batch of other shows, including the Matthew Perry vehicle "Go On," learned they were not making the cut. The perennially low-rated "Community" was considered at death's door last year, when show runner Dan Harmon was ushered to the door.
August 22, 2012 |
Steven Spielberg's take on Abraham Lincoln is set to arrive in theaters Nov. 16, yet there has been little promotional material out there for the film starring Academy Award winner Daniel Day Lewis. Wednesday, though, DreamWorks released its one-sheet for "Lincoln," and in profile Lewis bears a tremendous similarity to the 16th president. No word yet on when the first trailer will arrive. The film, according to the studio, will center on the president's final months in office as he pursues a course designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery.