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NBC Gives Full-Season Order to New Drama LA Times

NBC has given a full-season order to one of its new fall shows. The Los Angeles Times' Show Tracker reports that the network ordered nine additional episodes of the James Spader drama "The Blacklist."

The order will bring the drama series to 22 installments in its first season.

The show debuted to an audience of 12.58 million, and the second episode maintained much of that viewership, the story points out. The full-season order comes after Fox renewed "Sleepy Hollow" for a second season, and after ABC canceled its freshman drama "Lucky 7."

Given the ratings so far for "Blacklist," it ranks as the top-rated new dramas among the major four networks, the story points out. Spader stars as one of the world's most wanted criminals, who decides to turn himself in and help the FBI track down other criminals, although his motivation is unclear.