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James Spader talks 'The Blacklist' season premiere, loving the strange

The Blacklist returns Sept. 22 (10 p.m. ET on NBC), and as fans were informed in the teaser below, war is coming. Berlin (Peter Stormare), the Big Bad revealed in the season-one finale to be the reason Red (James Spader) turned himself into the FBI in the first place—because he couldn’t lure him out and fight him alone—will make it very personal very quickly, executive producer Jon Bokencamp says. “I told Peter we wanted the character to be dangerous and strange,” he says. “He’s constantly emailing back and forth with little questions, nuances, line changes, and ideas to make the character more specific, more grounded, and more fun.”

Season two picks up a few months after the season-one finale, and the task force members are living paranoid lives and feeling hunted. When Red gets a lead, they finally have a reason to get back together. Bokencamp is tight-lipped about his recurring guest stars—which will include Mary-Louise Parker, who is introduced in the premiere as a woman with a deep history with Red, and Paul Reubens, who’ll first appear in episode three as a dapper, finicky “muscle” who handles delicate situations in the criminal underworld. But talking with Spader (before that promo was released), EW got a few more insights into Red. READ FULL STORY

'Berlin is coming' in 'The Blacklist' season 2 trailer

Now that Berlin is in town, things are only getting bloodier on The Blacklist.

In the first trailer for season 2, Red teases that “a war is coming.” And considering he has easy access to missiles, he’s not kidding. Between Berlin’s arrival and the threat of Lord Baltimore, everything seems to be at a tipping point, and based on this first look, Liz might want to watch her back.

The Blacklist returns Monday, Sept. 22 at 10 p.m. on NBC.

'The Blacklist': Your one-minute refresher

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The Blacklist returns for its second season on Monday, Sept. 22 at 10 p.m. But before you dive into more secrets and lies, you should probably catch up on last year’s secrets and lies (pregnancy and all). Here’s a quick one-minute recap of everything you need to know:

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Spoiler Room: Scoop on 'SVU,' 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' 'The Blacklist'

Welcome to the Spoiler Room, a safe place for spoiler addicts to come on a weekly basis to learn what’s coming next on their favorite shows and, hopefully, get a few of their own questions answered. If you want scoop on a specific show, send your questions to spoilerroom@ew.com.

How is Liv handling motherhood on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit? — Sarah
Well, it won’t be easy raising baby Noah since the cartel that murdered Noah’s birth mother sets their sights on killing anyone and everyone connected to the case, including Benson and her new bundle of joy. Liv will actually find help from detective-turned-beat cop Amaro, who puts himself in danger by going undercover in the hopes of making his way back to SVU.

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From 'Doctor Who' to 'The Leftovers,' TV tries to regenerate the hero

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The corrupt cop. The principled drug pusher. The avenging serial killer. The vengeful peacekeeper. The romantic vampire. The heartless doctor. Television has been rotten with ironic or immoral protagonists for most of the new century, though the drama they’ve produced has often been golden.

But a marketplace correction appears to be underway. Grinchy detective Sherlock grew a heart in his latest series of films. Arrow gave up the killer vigilante for role-model vigilante. The new Doctor Who regenerated into an older and wiser Time Lord and declared, “I’ve made a lot of mistakes. It’s time I did something about it”—a line that also pretty much summarizes Don Draper’s arc during the first half of Mad Men’s final season, too. Sleepy Hollow—in which the dynamic duo of Ichabod Crane and Abbie Mills sacrifice self-interest to save the world from America’s historical and supernatural demons—made chivalry and redemption sexy again. After the glut of rakes and wretches, narcissists and nihilists, there is ruefulness and rehumanization. An era of anti-heroes has surrendered—for the moment, at least—to atonement. READ FULL STORY

Spoiler Room: Scoop on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'Scandal,' 'Hawaii Five-0' and more

Welcome to the Spoiler Room, a safe place for spoiler addicts to come on a weekly basis to learn what’s coming next on their favorite shows and, hopefully, get a few of their own questions answered. If you want scoop on a specific show, send your questions to spoilerroom@ew.com.

Will Peralta and Santiago get together on Brooklyn Nine-Nine? — Constance
It won’t be long before Jake returns to the 9-9, but he’ll be a little busy taking down mobsters to focus on his love life. Of course, the big elephant in the room is addressed, but you’ll be surprised by what route Paralta takes once he’s back on the squad. However, the real shocker is how Gina handles what happened with Boyle in the finale.

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Netflix acquires 'The Blacklist' for $2 million per episode

It looks like The Blacklist will be rolling in the dough.

Netflix has acquired the streaming rights to the NBC crime procedural from Sony Pictures Television in a hefty $2 million fee per episode, EW has confirmed. Deadline first reported the news.

The $2 million price tag will be the largest per-episode fee paid by a subscription-based video-on-demand company for a television show. While Netflix gets the first window on the streaming rights to the show, Sony TV will also be selling The Blacklist to broadcast and cable networks for syndication. The show was a ratings hit for NBC, garnering strong viewership for a freshman drama, and securing a full 22-episode renewal for a second season.

Paul Reubens to play bad on 'The Blacklist'

The guest list for NBC’s The Blacklist continues to grow: Paul Reubens has been cast as Mr. Vargas, a dapper, finicky “muscle” who handles delicate situations in the criminal underworld, EW has learned exclusively. He’ll first appear in season two’s third episode, with the arc slated for at least two episodes. “We’re forgoing the bow tie and the bicycle, and it’s going to be something totally different, and it’s gonna be awesome,” executive producer Jon Bokenkamp says. “It can’t get strange enough for me. One of the most fun things is being able to write for actors who I’ve admired and think are interesting and try to play against expectations. I think this will be a fun one. I’d say he’s gonna shake things up a bit when he enters Red’s orbit.”

“It started with the character,” he says. “We knew what he would feel like and sound like, and then as we started kicking around names, Paul’s name came up as, ‘Well, that would be cool. That will never happen, but we might as well ask.'”

Reubens started work on the show Friday. Other guest stars in season two include Mary-Louise Parker, Lee Tergesen, and Krysten Ritter. Peter Stormare will, of course, return as Berlin.

'The Blacklist' nabs 'Americans' star Lee Tergesen

Mary-Louise Parker hasn’t even appeared on The Blacklist yet—and already she’s getting a love interest.

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Krysten Ritter will guest star on 'The Blacklist' season 2

At Comic-Con, it was revealed that Mary-Louise Parker is coming to The Blacklist‘s second season as recurring character Naomi Hyland, someone with some ties to Reddington. And now, there’s another woman joining the fun.

EW has confirmed that Krysten Ritter will guest star in The Blacklist‘s season-two opener. According to TV Fanatic, which first reported the news, she will play Rowan Mills, “a troubled analyst at a data security firm.” There’s no word yet on whether Ritter will appear in more than one episode.

'Blacklist': Don't expect a Red-Liz reveal, do expect Mary-Louise Parker

“Who is Red Reddington?” asked several giant-sized posters spread around last year’s Comic-Con. That was before the debut of NBC’s The Blacklist, everyone’s new favorite James Spader Delivery System, which became a shining freshman star in a rough TV season. But even though the show was a success, in some ways, it never quite answered that central question. Or anyhow, it never provided final clarity on one key mystery: Is Red actually the long-thought-dead father of FBI agent Elizabeth Keen? READ FULL STORY

Are you ready for 'The Blacklist' finale? Jon Bokenkamp and Megan Boone drop hints

Blacklisters, tonight is the night. The season finale is upon us. Red Reddington is in custody. Liz Keen is as confused as she’s ever been. Tom Keen is armed and dangerous (and possibly infected with something?) Agent Ressler is on hand to throw some muscle behind Liz’s wild ideas. And dear Dembe with his deadpan humor is surely plotting Red’s escape. Lastly, there’s Berlin–man, woman, masked crusader?

But the big question that has been hanging over the series is, who is Liz Keen’s biological father? Actress Megan Boone told EW that “Liz reveals a memory of her biological father” in the finale and “it could relate to Red.” As for her husband-turned-spy-fugitive, she said that “there is something very very surprising about Tom’s involvement in the finale.” Could he be a good guy? Anything is possible on The Blacklist.

To get more of a taste of what’s to come, we talked to creator Jon Bokenkamp about tonight’s showdown.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Do we finally find out who Berlin is in the finale?
Jon Bokenkamp: Berlin has arrived. And so now, Red is being hunted and we will introduce this character and we will get to know bits about Berlin, but really the interesting thing to me is to see Red on his heels. For the first time, we’re really getting to see what he’s afraid of, what makes him vulnerable. And this is a figure who has been after him for years, and so there’s a lot at stake. There’s a large question of what Red has done to gain the wrath of this figure. That’s not a terribly articulate answer is it?

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'The Blacklist': Who is the real Tom Keen? Ryan Eggold talks music, spy secrets, and those glasses

The epic machinations of Red Reddington have been spinning out of control on The Blacklist and after two brutal weeks off, we finally get a new episode tonight. The question on everyone’s mind is, who is Tom Keen? We now know that the sexy/scary husband of FBI Agent Liz Keen is an undercover spy, but we don’t know who he’s working for, what he wants, or how far he’s willing to go to get it. Entertainment Weekly sat down with Ryan Eggold to get some insight on his mysterious character, what we can look forward to tonight, and what the deal is with those amazing glasses he wears. READ FULL STORY

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