It’s safe to say The Blacklist has made its mark on the NBC schedule, not only by earning a quick full-season pick-up but by continuing to grow in the ratings, even against something as monumental as the World Series.
The James Spader-led drama is continuing to pull in a hefty audience on Monday nights, generating buzz as it rolls along in its freshman season. And the guest stars are following. Last Monday, Revenge star Margarita Levieva made her debut as a deadly assassin, Robert Knepper (Prison Break) stopped by the previous week as a man who couldn’t feel pain, and earlier on in the season Italian actress Isabella Rossellini portrayed a double agent activist.
The appearances don’t stop there; NBC announced a handful more on Tuesday. William Sadler (Hawaii Five-0) has joined the show as a man with a fatal illness from Elizabeth’s (Megan Boone) past, comedian Andrew Dice Clay (The Celebrity Apprentice) is on board as a plastic surgeon and Justin Kirk (Weeds) will play a man named Nathaniel Wolff, an anti-capitalist and potential blacklist suspect.
Monday night’s episode of the series matched its highest audience since its second week, despite Boston and St. Louis slugging it out in Game 5 of the World Series over on Fox.
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The Blacklist airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on Global and NBC.