''SHIELD'' vs. ''NCIS'' and five more head-to-head showdowns; James Hibberd predicts...
Mondays at 10 p.m.
A great tough battle: NBC's best new drama against CBS' best new drama. I'm very tempted to say Hostages will come out on top given CBS's drama track record and the pilot is terrific. But The Blacklist is good too, with James Spader chewing the scenery AND has The Voice as its lead-in. Truly tough. Blacklist should win in the short term. (And don't count out ABC's Castle, which is tough in this slot too, but we're focusing on which will come out on top between these two rookies).
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