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The Blacklist's Hisham Tawfiq Talks Working with TV's 'Sexy Criminal' James Spader and Teases a 'Shady' New Nemesis for Season 3

The Blacklist

The Blacklist's Hisham Tawfiq Talks Working with TV's 'Sexy Criminal' James Spader and Teases a 'Shady' New Nemesis for Season 3

Originally posted 10/01/2015 01:45PM

NBC's hit series The Blacklist is known for it's shocking twists, and star Hisham Tawfiq promises that season 3 will be no exception.

"When it comes to The Blacklist, there is always something unexpected, but when I read the script for the first episode, I was hitting the roof I was so excited," Tawfiq tells PEOPLE. "This season is completely shocking, it takes a different approach, because the focus is on one shady character as opposed to new ones being introduced every episode."

The actor – who plays Dembe Zuma, the bodyguard of James Spader's Raymond "Red" Reddington – is referring Mr. Solomon, a "delightfully evil" character played by X-Men: First Class and Twilight actor Edi Gathegi, who will make his first appearance in the season premiere.

"There's a different dynamic with the cast on account of Red and Liz being on the run," he says. "The focus is now on catching them and not on a bunch of different criminals. They sort of are the criminals in this season."

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Marvel Debuts New Trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron

Originally posted 03/04/2015 02:30PM

Thanks to Marvel's dedicated fan base, superhero junkies are getting their next Avengers: Age of Ultron fix early.

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See Which of Your Favorite NBC Shows Have Been Renewed – and Which Are in Jeopardy

See Which of Your Favorite NBC Shows Have Been Renewed – and Which Are in Jeopardy

Originally posted 02/05/2015 03:15PM

Excellent news for Red Reddington converts: NBC has picked up The Blacklist for a third season.

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What, No Good Wife? Inside Emmy's Most Surprising Snubs

What, No Good Wife? Inside Emmy's Most Surprising Snubs

Originally posted 07/10/2014 12:25PM

With the Emmy nominations in, such fan favorites as Orange Is the New Black and Game of Thrones felt the love – with 12 and 19 nominations, respectively.

Others, meanwhile, got left out in the cold.

CBS's The Good Wife may have just wrapped its most extraordinary season to date, but it found itself snubbed in the best drama category. Newer critical favorites, like NBC's The Blacklist and FX's The Americans, were ignored, too.

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The Blacklist Star Megan Boone Calls Season Finale 'A Full-Blown Thriller'

The Blacklist

The Blacklist Star Megan Boone Calls Season Finale 'A Full-Blown Thriller'

Originally posted 05/13/2014 08:15AM

The Blacklist is known for its twists, turns and surprises – and the season 1 finale Monday night was no exception.

"It's kind of keeping with what we've done all season," star Megan Boone told reporters about the freshman NBC drama's season finale while attending a press event last week. "I don't think we'd be doing it justice if we didn't make it a full-blown thriller."

And the thrills were many.

SPOILER ALERT: Plot developments to be revealed.

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POLL: Is James Spader the Right Choice for The Avengers' Villain?

James Spader Cast as Ultron in The Avengers Sequel

Originally posted 08/30/2013 09:30AM

James Spader as a maniacal robot?

The Emmy-winning actor, 53, has just been cast as the ultimate villain in the The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the upcoming sequel to the blockbuster, Marvel.com reports.

In Ultron, Spader will play a criminally insane robot with an array of abilities, like super-strength, flight and mind control, who is bent on destroying the human race, starting with the Avengers.

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NBC's Fall Lineup Includes The Michael J. Fox Show, Dracula (Video) | Michael J. Fox

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Michael J. Fox at Center of NBC's Fall Lineup

Originally posted 05/13/2013 03:15PM

Advertisers were given their first big glimpse of the fall TV schedule Monday as NBC launched the annual Upfront Week in Manhattan. The upfronts are lavish (and longish) network presentations staged for the ad community with the hope of vacuuming up all their money with the promise of great, popular shows.

The truth is, of course, that few shows manage to be great and/or popular. One could even call this a sad truth.

But, to be philosophical, nothing ventured, nothing gained – and NBC could use some gaining. After applying advanced critical theorem to the brief clips presented at Radio City Music Hall, I would say these shows showed the most potential:

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POLL: Can James Spader Fill Steve Carell's Shoes? | James Spader, Steve Carell

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James Spader vs. Steve Carell: Can the New Office Boss Measure Up?

Originally posted 07/07/2011 10:00AM

Steve Carell has said himself that he had trouble letting go of his Office character Michael Scott. So how will the show's loyal viewers react to a new boss ruling the Dunder Mifflin roost?

NBC announced Wednesday that Boston Legal actor and former Brat-Packer James Spader, 51, will replace Carell on the hit show.

As the CEO of Sabre, the parent company of Dunder Mifflin, "James will reprise his role as Robert California, this uber-salesman that has a power to convince and manipulate, like a high-class weirdo Jedi warrior," Paul Lieberstein, an executive producer and a series regular said in a statement.

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Actor James Spader Gets in 'Practice'

Originally posted 06/12/2003 11:35AM

"Sex, Lies and Videotape" actor James Spader, who has made a career out of playing smarmy Yuppies, is in final talks to join ABC's "The Practice" now that the show is replacing outgoing cast members Dylan McDermott, Lara Flynn Boyle, Kelli Williams, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Marla Sokoloff and Chyler Leigh.

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