Hot on the heels of
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
That vote of confidence by the network may give viewers the desire to tune in knowing that perhaps some of the show's larger mysteries (such as why Spader's villainous Red Reddington is doing what he's doing) will get answered.
Based on the ratings from its first two weeks, "Blackist" is the top-rated new drama of the major four networks.