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NBC Renews ‘The Blacklist’ For Season 2

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NBC orders a second season of “The Blacklist,” starring James Spader as Red Reddington.

“The Blacklist” will finish up its first run early next year. A second season of 22-episode of the drama series has been ordered , the Peacock network announced Tuesday.

“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,” NBC Entertainment chair Robert 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 Red Reddington never runs out of names to bring down on his list!”

The series also stars Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Ryan Eggold and Parminder Nagra.

The series returns Mon., January, 13  with three back-to-back episodes on NBC.

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‘Blacklist’: Receives Full Season Pick Up

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The Blacklist” starring James Spader has been picked up for a full season, NBC announced Friday.

The series follows Red (Lames Spader), a wanted FBI criminal, who surrenders himself to the FBI headquarters, but will only communicate with FBI Profiler Agent Elizabeth Keen.

“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 NBC Entertainment boss Jennifer Salke. “With great talent like James Spader and Megan Boone 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” airs Mondays 10/9c on NBC. Will you tune in?

‘CSI: NY’ Alum Joins ‘Covert Affairs’ And More Casting News

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“CSI: NY” star Hill Harper is heading to “Covert Affairs.”

The crime-procedural actor has been cast in the drama series as a series regular, according to The  Hollywood Reporter.

Harper will play an “ambitious, intelligent and slightly cocky,” CIA station chief in Latin America, who will be looking to make the transition from the CIA’s Latin America station back to Washington.

Harper’s character will try to enlist the help of Annie and Auggie to help him accomplish that goal.

According to TVLine, Harper will not continue with “CSI: NY” if the series get renewed for a Season 10.

“Covert Affairs” returns this summer.

More casting news…

Steven Weber is paying a visit to “Dallas.” Weber has been tapped to recur as Governor McConaughey, “an ambitious politico who conspires with Cliff Barnes and Harris Rylan” to bring down the Ewings. [TVLine]

Patton Oswalt is stopping by “Parks And Recreation” as Garth Blundin, a “strict constructionist.” [EW]

Cynthia Addai-Robinson, who currently stars on “Spartacus” has been cast to play Aja on “Vampire Diaries.” Aja is described as “a powerful witch, with a connection to Bonnie’s mother, who comes to Mystic Falls to help Bonnie control her magic” in the drama series. [TV Guide]

“Entourage” alum Constance Zimmer will play Taylor, “a press spokesperson for the Mitt Romney campaign” in “The Newsroom’s” second season. [Deadline]

Weekly TV News: ‘Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp,’ ‘Touch,’ & ‘American Horror Story.’

Hi guys! Lifetime picked up Bristol Palin’s reality series. “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp” will consist of ten episodes. “Life’s a Tripp,” will show how Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol Palin adjusts to life in Alaska while raising her son, Tripp alone. This show is already on TV, it’s called “Teen Mom.”

Mark your calendars people! Kiefer Sutherland’s new drama “Touch” is moving to Thursday nights. The show will air right after “American Idol” beginning March 22 at 9 p.m. EST. This means “Bones” will air on Mondays starting April 2 at 8 p.m., while “House” finishes its run at a later time at 9 p.m. EST.

Casting news! CBS Big Brother is now casting for its 14th season. For more information, visit http://www.cbs.com/

Tonight, Lindsay Lohan will host “SNL” for the fourth time with musical guest, Jack White. Here is the promo…

…Lucy Liu was only signed on for a season of “Southland.” It does not look like she will be returning next season. Also, James Spader is leaving “The Office,” season 8 will be his first and last season on the show. Meanwhile, Zachary Quinto, Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Lily Rabe will all return for another season of “American Horror Story.”

The Premieres:

“Q’Viva! The Chosen” a show by Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and executive producer, Simon Fuller premieres tonight on FOX at 7 p.m. The reality show follows Jennifer Lopez and Jamie King as they travel to 20 countries in search of the best Latin performers.