"The Blacklist," which will air at 10 p.m. Mondays, stars James Spader, formerly of
"Ironside" will air at 10 p.m. Wednesdays and stars another established actor, Blair Underwood. It's a remake of a 1970s detective drama, but there are murmurs that the fact that Underwood is 48 years old might make the show skew older, which isn't as appealing to advertisers.
Finally, Friday's 10 p.m. slot will be filled by "Dracula," starring Jonathan Rhys Myers of
NBC planned much of its strategy around the Winter Olympics, which will air on the network in January and help promote mid-season shows.
Trailer: "The Blacklist"