After an unexpectedly strong winter season, NBC found themselves topping the ratings thanks to the success of the Winter Olympics, The Voice and The Blacklist. Having seen the response audiences have to character-driven series over concept-driven ones, the network has focused its attention accordingly.

James Spader
After A Hit First Season, NBC Has Placed Lots Of Confidence In James Spader's 'The Blacklist.'

The network's newly-released 2014/15 schedule shows an increased confidence in its drama, particularly the action thriller, The Blacklist, which stars James Spader as Raymond Reddington, a most-wanted fugitive who surrenders himself to the FBI and offers to help locate terrorists under the condition that he only works with rookie profiler, Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone).

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