James Spader Talks THE BLACKLIST Season 2, Red’s Relationship with the FBI, How the Show Surprises Him, and More

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The hit NBC drama series The Blacklist is back for Season 2, and Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) is sure to be as shady and mysterious as ever.  Along with Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone), the two have been making their way through a list of politicians, mobsters, spies and international terrorists that Red has compiled over the years, some of whom have proven to be more difficult to stop than expected.

During this interview to discuss the show’s return, actor James Spader talked about the questions about who Elizabeth Keen’s father is, how Red’s relationship with the FBI has changed, always turning things on their ear, how Mary Louise Parker’s character is connected to Red, the return of Peter Stormare as Berlin, how the show surprises him, that some of the criminals will be connected to a bigger story and some will be connected to things that are much more immediate, and how much he enjoys working in both film and television.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

New to Blu-ray: LOCKE, MUPPETS MOST WANTED, HERCULES, FILTH, BREATHE IN, and More

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This week’s new Blu-ray releases include a wonderfully compelling drama told entirely from the confines of a car, a quartet of older animated Disney films getting an HD upgrade, a new Muppet movie, and more.  Briefly:

THE BLACKLIST Comic-Con Panel Recap: James Spader, Jon Bokempkamp and John Eisendrath Talk Season 2 and the Addition of Mary Louise Parker

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NBC’s The Blacklist took over the fairly enormous Room 6A, packed with around 1,500 fans, Saturday afternoon at the San Diego Comic-Con.  Present were James Spader, and executive producers Jon Bokenkamp and John Eisendrath.   Moderated by Mike Schneider (TV Guide), the trio discussed the upcoming second season of the show as well as how The Blacklist came to be in the first place.  I’ve covered Comic-Con for three years now and I’ve never seen a crowd for a TV Show as big as the one I saw today.

Hit the jump for The Blacklist Comic-Con Panel Recap.  The Blacklist returns to NBC on September 22nd.

Comic-Con 2014: Posters for GOOSEBUMPS, PIXELS, THE INTERVIEW, THE WALKING DEAD, and More

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With Comic-Con set to begin tomorrow, we’re about to be inundated with a crazy amount of new posters, images, and information about upcoming TV shows and movies.  Like years past, a number of Collider writers are heading to San Diego to help cover the convention.  We’re going to be offering panel recaps, interviews with some of the biggest names at Comic-Con, and tons of pictures from the convention floor including our yearly cosplay picture article.  The next few days are going to be crazy, so I hope you keep checking back for our coverage.

While walking around the past hour in San Diego, I snapped pictures of a number of posters on display outside the hotels and inside the convention center.  Hit the jump for pics of Goosebumps, Pixels, The Interview, The Walking Dead, Legends, Fury, The Blacklist, Vikings, and more.  Keep in mind, things are still being set up, so this is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what’s outside the convention.

Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Saturday, July 26th Includes MAD MAX, THE HOBBIT and Marvel Studios Presentations

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The Saturday schedule for San Diego Comic-Con 2014 has been announced.  Warner Bros. is bringing an eclectic presentation with appearances made by the recently pushed Jupiter Ascending, the highly anticipated Mad Max: Fury Road and Peter Jackson’s (likely) last foray into Middle Earth with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.  Legendary Pictures also has a presentation scheduled, but have declined to disclose which projects they’ll be presenting.  LAIKA Animation’s The Boxtrolls will also be making an appearance in the big hall followed by Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.   That’s all capped off by Marvel’s presentation later in the day followed by the big Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment Television panel which will feature a look at Constantine and the world premiere of Gotham among other shows.

Outside of Hall H there’s cool TV stuff like The Blacklist and what’s probably the final True Blood Panel.  Hit the jump to take a look at some highlights from Saturday’s schedule, and click here if you missed the Wednesday/Thursday or Friday schedules. Comic-Con 2014 runs from July 23rd to July 27th.

NBC Announces Fall Premiere Dates; CONSTANTINE Debuts October 24th

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NBC has announced fall premiere dates for its upcoming series.  Most everything debuts the week of September 22nd, but there are a couple of notable outliers.

  • The Blacklist returns for its second season on Monday, September 22nd, though it will shift to Thursdays starting midseason to make way for the new Katherine Heigl drama State of Affairs.
  • Parenthood will begin its sixth and final season—consisting of 13 episodes—on Thursday, September 25th.
  • Fans will have to wait a little longer for the highly anticipated DC Comics adaptation Constantine, as it will be given a pre-Halloween debut on Friday, October 24th at 10pm, following the fourth season premiere of Grimm.

Hit the jump to check out the full fall schedule.

Monday TV Ratings: THE BLACKLIST Finale Dips, 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY Falls, and CASTLE Finale Rises

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TV ratings are in for Monday, May 12th.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The bloody—if somewhat disappointing—first season finale of NBC’s The Blacklist was down 4% with a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 10.5 million viewers.
  • Over on Fox, the second installment of 24: Live Another Day fell 23% from last week’s premiere, notching a 2.0 rating and garnering 6.44 million viewers.  Elsewhere on the network, Bones was up 7% with a 1.6 rating and 6.26 million viewers.
  • The season finale of ABC’s Castle was up 25% with a 2.0 rating and 10.36 million viewers.
  • CBS’ now-cancelled Friends with Better Lives dropped 6% to a 1.5 rating and 4.87 million viewers, while Mike & Molly rose 18% to a 2.0 rating and 6.96 million viewers.
  • Over on The CW, the cancelled Star-Crossed was up 33% to a 0.4 rating and 1.17 million viewers.

NBC Unveils 2014-15 Schedule; THE BLACKLIST Moves to Thursdays Midseason; CONSTANTINE Slated for Fridays

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NBC is the first network to unveil its full schedule for the upcoming 2014-15 TV season.  Here are the highlights:

  • TV’s biggest new show of this season, The Blacklist, will be switching timeslots come midseason.  Starting in February, the excellent James Spader-fronted series will move from Mondays to Thursdays, and it has also been tapped for the coveted post-Super Bowl slot.
  • When The Blacklist takes its winter hiatus, the new Katherine Heigl CIA drama State of Affairs will take over its Monday slot.
  • The DC Comics adaptation Constantine will air on Fridays at 10pm, where NBC has been trying hard to carve out a “genre night” with Grimm, the now-cancelled Dracula, and the recently renewed Hannibal.  The latter will likely debut midseason, as it has the past two years, but no word on what day of the week it will air.
  • Wednesdays have been dubbed “procedural night” as new series The Mysteries of Laura will air in front of Law & Order: SVU and Chicago P.D.
  • As previously noted, Parenthood will air its final 13-episode season in the fall and Parks and Recreation will kick off its last season after the new year.

Hit the jump to check out the full schedule.

Monday TV Ratings: 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY Debuts Solid; 2 BROKE GIRLS Drops to Series Low

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TV ratings for Monday, May 5th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The return of 24 did pretty well, as Fox’s “limited series” 24: Live Another Day kicked off with a 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 7.97 million viewers.  That’s pretty in line with the show’s ratings during its final season four years ago, so the numbers aren’t significantly better or worse than where we left off—just like the quality of Live Another Day.
  • The penultimate episode of The Blacklist’s first season was even with last week’s 2.7 rating and garnered 10.61 million viewers on NBC.
  • CBS’ 2 Broke Girls dropped four tenths to a series low 1.9 rating and brought in 6.49 million viewers, Friends with Better Lives dipped three tenths to a 1.6 rating and 4.96 million viewers, and Mike and Molly was down four tenths to a 1.8 rating and 6.52 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Castle saw a drop of four tenths to a 1.6 rating and notched 8.93 million viewers.
  • Over on The CW, Star-Crossed was even with last week’s 0.3 rating and scored 930,000 viewers while the season finale of The Tomorrow People was even with last week’s 0.4 rating and brought in 1.01 million viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: THE FOLLOWING Rises for Finale; THE BLACKLIST Dips

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TV ratings for Monday, April 28th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Fox’s season finale of The Following ticked up 7% from last week’s series low to a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 4.78 million viewers.
  • Over on NBC, The Blacklist ticked down 4% to a 2.7 rating and garnered 10.87 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Castle rose 9% to a 1.9 rating and 10.12 million viewers.
  • CBS’ 2 Broke Girls rose 5% to a 2.2 rating and 7.78 million viewers, Friends with Better Lives was up 12% to a 1.9 rating and 6.22 million viewers, and Mike & Molly rose 16% to a 2.2 rating and 7.55 million viewers.
  • The CW’s Star-Crossed matched last week’s 0.3 rating and garnered 870,000 viewers, while The Tomorrow People tied last week’s series low 0.3 rating and notched 900,000 viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: THE BLACKLIST Returns Steady; 2 BROKE GIRLS Drops to Series Low

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TV ratings for Monday, April 21st are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The Blacklist returned from a brief hiatus with a revealing episode that hit a 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 11.19 million viewers, which is even with its last episode’s performance.  It topped the night in scripted programming.
  • ABC’s Castle also returned even with a 1.8 rating and 9.63 million viewers.
  • CBS’ Monday lineup continues to dip without its How I Met Your Mother lead-in, as 2 Broke Girls dropped two tenths to a series low 2.1 rating and 7.03 million viewers, Friends with Better Lives dipped a tenth to a 1.7 rating and 5.38 million viewers, and Mike & Molly was down two tenths to a 1.9 rating and 7.29 million viewers.
  • Fox’s Bones was even with last week’s 1.4 rating and scored 5.87 million viewers, while The Following matched last week’s series low 1.4 rating and 4.52 million viewers.
  • The CW’s Monday programming continues to be incredibly low, as Star-Crossed matched last week’s 0.3 rating and scored 1.17 million viewers and The Tomorrow People dropped a tenth to a 0.4 rating and 1.11 million viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Series Finale Hits All-Time Highs; TOMORROW PEOPLE Rises

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TV ratings for Monday evening are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The incredibly divisive series finale for CBS’ long-running sitcom How I Met Your Mother scored a couple of highs, hitting a 5.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and raking in 12.9 million total viewers.  Those are both all-time highs for the show, which ran for a total of nine seasons and elicited very, very strong reactions from its final episode.
  • Though it faced the behemoth HIMYM finale, The CW’s Star-Crossed saw a gain of 33% with a 0.4 rating and 1.1 million viewers.  The Tomorrow People was also up, rising 67% to a 0.5 rating and 1.1 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings report for Monday, March 31st, including Friends with Better Lives, The Blacklist, and The Following.

Monday TV Ratings: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Surges in Penultimate Episode; THE BLACKLIST Rises

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TV ratings for Monday, March 24th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • CBS’ How I Met Your Mother saw a surge in viewership for its penultimate episode, scoring a 3.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and 9.06 million viewers for a rise of half a ratings point.  Elsewhere at the network, 2 Broke Girls was up a tenth to a 2.3 rating and 7.33 million viewers, Mike & Molly rose two tenths to a 2.0 rating and 7.81 million viewers, Mom ticked up one tenth to a 1.9 rating and 7.36 million viewers, and Intelligence rose one tenth to a 1.2 rating and 4.96 million viewers.
  • NBC’s The Blacklist garnered a 2.9 rating and scored 11.03 million viewers, marking a rise of two tenths from last week’s 2.7 rating.
  • Fox’s Bones was even with last week’s 1.4 rating and scored 5.73 million viewers, while The Following matched last week’s series low 1.4 rating and raked in 4.18 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Castle dipped one tenth to a 1.7 rating and 9.76 million viewers.
  • Over on The CW, Star-Crossed matched last week’s 0.3 rating and notched 940,000 viewers, while The Tomorrow People dropped a tenth to a 0.3 rating and 800,000 viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER and THE BLACKLIST Rise; THE FOLLOWING Drops

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TV ratings for Monday, March 17th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The antepenultimate episode of CBS’ How I Met Your Mother rose 7% to a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 7.88 million viewers.  Meanwhile, 2 Broke Girls dropped 19% to a series low 2.1 rating and scored 7.10 million viewers, Mike & Molly matched last week’s series low 1.8 rating and 7.59 million viewers, Mom dropped 10% to a series low 1.8 rating and 7.05 million viewers, and Intelligence was down 15% to a series low-tying 1.1 rating and 5.27 million viewers.  No matter, all of the Monday sitcoms have already been renewed.
  • NBC’s The Blacklist ticked up one tenth to a 2.8 rating and scored 11.12 million viewers.
  • Fox’ The Following dropped 7% to another series low with a 1.4 rating and 3.99 million viewers, while Bones dropped 18% to a 1.4 rating and 5.56 million viewers.
  • Over on The CW, Star-Crossed was even with last week’s 0.3 rating and scored 1.05 million viewers, and The Tomorrow People was even with a 0.4 rating and 1.15 million viewers.

Monday TV Ratings: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER and THE BLACKLIST Dip; THE FOLLOWING Rises

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Monday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Briefly:

  • NBC’s The Blacklist dipped 13% from last week’s 3.1 rating to a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and 11.07 million viewers.
  • Over on CBS, a rather shocking episode of How I Met Your Mother dropped 8% to a 3.3 rating and scored 9.11 million viewers.  Elsewhere on the network, 2 Broke Girls rose 4% to a 2.6 rating and 8.43 million viewers, Mike and Molly was up 5% to a 2.2 rating and 8.88 million viewers, Mom ticked up 5% to a 2.0 rating and 8.38 million viewers, and Intelligence was even with last week’s 1.2 rating and scored 5.27 million viewers.
  • Fox’s season finale of Almost Human was down 6% to a 1.5 rating and 5.65 million viewers, while The Following rose 6% to a 1.7 rating and 5.14 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Castle garnered a series low 1.6 rating and scored 8.14 million viewers.
  • The CW’s Star-Crossed was up 33% to a 0.4 rating and 1.19 million viewers, while Beauty and the Beast was even with a 0.3 rating and 879,000 viewers.
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