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MAY
10
2 YEARS

NBC Orders James Spader's 'Blacklist,' 'Night Shift,' 'Welcome to the Family'

The trio join the nine other previously announced series on NBC's 2013-14 schedule.

James Spader
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James Spader

NBC continued to add to its series haul Friday, ordering dramas The Blacklist, The Night Shift and comedy Welcome to the Family.

The series join the previously picked up The Michael J. Fox Show, About a Boy, Sean Saves the World, The Family Guide, Believe, Crisis, Undateable, Ironside and Chicago PD. The news comes as NBC, following a disastrous season save for bright spots The Voice and Revolution, looks to rebuild.  

Welcome to the Family

Logline: Cultures collide when a white family and a Latino family are bonded together by their children who fall in love followed quickly by an unplanned pregnancy. 
Cast: Mike O'MalleyMary McCormack, Richardo Chavira (Desperate Housewives), Ella Rae Peck, Aramis Knight, Justina Machado, Joey Haro
Team: W/EP Mike Sikowitz (Rules of Engagement)
Studio: Sony Pictures Television
Format: Single-camera

The Blacklist
Logline: The world's most wanted criminal mysteriously turns himself in and offers to give up everyone he has ever worked with.  His only condition is he will only work with a newly minted FBI agent (Megan Boone) with whom he seemingly has no connection.
Cast: James Spader, Megan Boone, Ryan Eggold (90210), Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Ilfenesh Hadera
Team: W/EP Jon Bokenkamp (Perfect Stranger); EP/Showrunner John Eisendrath (Alias); EP John Fox, John Davis
Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Davis Entertainment

The Night Shift* (previously titled After Hours) 
Logline: An ensemble medical show following Army doctors working the late shift at a San Antonio Hospital.
Cast: Brigid Brannagh, Eoin Macken, Freddy Rodriguez, Jeananne Goossen, Jill Flint, Ken Leung, Robert Bailey Jr., Brendan Fehr, J.R. Lemon
Team: W/EP Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah (Life as We Know It); EP/D Pierre Morel
Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Sachs/Judah Productions