NBC's 'Hannibal' To Premiere At 10pm Thursday, April 4

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February 14th, 2013

NBC has announced that Hannibal will premiere on Thursday, April 4 at 10pm, taking the timeslot most recently occupied by Do No Harm, which lasted two weeks after premiering with the lowest adults 18-49 rating for an in season scripted show on the four big English broadcast networks.

 
  • HappyMan

    Poised for success

  • forg

    Well they should have an Office lead in or some special The Voice Thu airing to keep this show from flopping out of the gate

  • Greg

    Worst possible timeslot. Sad, this sounds like a great show, I don’t know why they don’t air it on Tuesdays at 9.

  • rob60990

    Tuesday or even Friday after Grimm would have been better scheduling than Thursday at 10.

  • SJ

    Why not just move the flop that is Smash to that time slot and have the show air out of The Voice on Tuesdays (with Go On and TNN moving to 8pm)? They have no successful scripted shows and it looks like they want to make sure it stays that way. So stupid.

  • Leondre

    Don’t tell me NBC is going to save Go On and TNN and keep them on after the Voice.

  • Mike

    Finally though they should have launched it after the voice on Tuesdays or at least do a Tuesday preview episode before moving to thursday

  • Darryl

    Actually Revolution is the highest rated scripted show (at least as of the end of Fall 2012) at this current time. Hopefully the 4 month hiatus won’t kill it like it did the Event, which we all know what happened do it.

  • Johnson

    No! Why does NBC hate making good decisions!?!

  • rob60990

    “Actually Revolution is the highest rated scripted show (at least as of the end of Fall 2012) at this current time. Hopefully the 4 month hiatus won’t kill it like it did the Event, which we all know what happened do it.”

    THE EVENT WAS DEAD BEFORE ITS HIATUS.

  • tv#1

    NBC is pretty much setting this show up to fail. Thursdays at 10 is a horrible time-slot for them. They should either hold Hannibal off for the Summer or next Fall.

  • marc

    god, why? I was actually looking forward to this show. InB4 cancelled after three weeks.

  • Ricky

    Damn you NBC. Damn you damn you damn you. Soooo many mistakes they made this year. Putting RVN and Grimm on four-month hiatuses, turning down any further episodes of Mockingbird Lane, dropping the ball on the scheduling of Do No Harm…now they’re seriously trying again with a bad timeslot?! This is basically becoming the equivalent of ABC’s inexplicable plan to keep trying new shows on Thursdays at 8 even though it’s their worst possible timeslot.

    Rest assured, I will be watching this. I hope others do too – especially those who, like me, gave up on The Following. Bryan Fuller desperately needs the success.

  • Oliver

    NBC is braindead dumping this show in a death slot when they have an open post-Voice timeslot. Ridiculous decision.

  • Nick

    And someone actually said ABC’s scheduling department was worse than NBC’s.

  • glover

    Another show for SCANDAL to kill and bury.

  • Dan S

    NBC really needs to rethink their scheduling of Hannibal on Thur. It would’ve done much better paired with Grimm but of course instead it’s paired with Fashion Star. At least dump 1600 Penn & find a stronger leadin for Hannibal on Thur.

  • Ryan Schwartz

    There was an even more obvious move: Dateline to Thursdays, Hannibal after Grimm. BOOM. DONE.

  • StevenD

    You think they could air the first episode after the voice since theres only 5 GO On/TNN episodes left. If marketed right, the show could still do really well. Good concept and not laughable like Do No Harm. I’ll be watching

  • DryedMangoez

    Smash has only aired one episode in its timeslot so far, so maybe when it dips below a 1.0 in the next two weeks, NBC will decide to move Hannibal into the slot and maybe end up premiering it after a two-hour Voice.

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