'The Blacklist': James Spader returns to NBC as 'the Rosetta Stone of crime'

With the premiere of NBC's new drama "The Blacklist," veteran actor James Spader makes his return to NBC after a season-long stint as Robert California on "The Office." In his new role of Raymond "Red" Reddington, Spader stars as a highly sought-after criminal who turns himself into the FBI for reasons only really known to him.During the show's Saturday (July 27) panel at the Television Critics Association 2013 summer press tour, executive producers Jon Bokenkamp and John Fox revealed to reporters the impetus behind the character's creation. "The original idea sort of came from our producer John Fox and conversations and meetings we had had where, you know -- both of us have had really no experience in television and all in features and a lot of really great movie bad guys -- Keyser Soze being one, "The Usual Suspects" -- and the idea was what would happen if one of these guys started to...



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