*NBC has shown faith in its freshman drama “Blindspot” by announcing an early pickup for a second season.
According to reports, ratings for “Blindspot” are now above its time slot predecessor “The Blacklist” on Monday nights, averaging 12.7 million viewers.
Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Rob Brown (pictured above) co-star in the series as members of an FBI union trying to decipher a bunch of tattoos left on a naked woman (Jaimie Alexander) found disoriented in Times Square.
In a duffel bag.
“Blindspot” is also the top-rated new series of the fall season and the first newbie to score a sophomore renewal, which was announced on Monday afternoon. Earlier this season, the show was the first new fall series to get a back-nine order, which NBC recently increased to 10, bringing this season’s episode total to 23.
“We are over the moon with the success of “Blindspot, and want to thank our producers and amazing cast for creating one of the most riveting shows on television,” said NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke. “Jaimie and Sullivan have done an amazing job of ratcheting up the tension each week in trying to unravel the mystery of Jane’s tattoos. We literally can’t wait to see what the second season will bring.”
Brown, who played a mean horn in his last TV gig on HBO’s “Treme,” is about as stoic as they come as Agent Edgar Reed in “Blindspot.”
“Blindspot” airs Mondays at 10 p.m.
Watch a clip from the Nov. 9 episode below: