Salt Lake City NBC Affiliate Will No Longer Air 'Hannibal'

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April 30th, 2013

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KSL, NBC"s Salt Lake City affiliate, has decided it will no longer air Hannibal, citing viewer complaints about the serial killer drama. KSL, which is owned by the Church of Latter Day Saints, often opts not to air programming it considers offensive. Earlier this season it dropped The New Normal. It has long refused to air Saturday Night Live. Hannibal will now air on Salt Lake City's CW station, KUCW, which frequently picks up KSL's cast offs.

 
  • Charlie

    Uhm okay…

  • DW

    and this is why you will be seeing at least one big network going to cable within 5 years. no affiliates needed to block a show.

  • Damion

    Bunch of idiots.

  • Jamie

    NBC should cancel their affiliation with this lot.

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    Jamie

    I agree, they should partner with KUCW and just cut KSL out altogether. I wonder if they would air Criminal Minds or The Following or even Modern Family.

  • Maria

    agh. I like this show. Hope it gets renewed.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Another day I read an interview of Bryan Fuller telling that he has storylines until season 7.Yeah, this is not gonna happen.

  • MichaelChickless

    Oh, please.

  • cm

    Well that’s the nail in the coffin. Cancelled for sure now! :p

  • John A

    Hardly anything happens in a episode to be considerd violent. Who would complain?

  • CrimTV

    This affiliation is causing a lot of trouble for NBC, not showing The Playboy Club, The New Normal and now Hannibal. Seriously I don’t think NBC will renew their contract with this affiliate whenever they have the choice!

  • AniMatsuri

    Considering that Hannibal isn’t exactly a ratings powerhouse, I wonder if this will put a sizable dent in them?

  • rob60990

    If people don’t like the content, don’t they have 39842961973 other channels they can choose from?

  • Adam

    I knew this was going to happen. A show about Hannibal Lecter is going to rile some people up. I’m surprised it didn’t happen sooner.

  • David Howell

    All three of the shows KSL dropped recently have struggled anyway…

  • DZ

    I wonder how much weight KSL would be giving “viewer complaints” if Hannibal was killing in its time slot and giving the late news a great lead in.

  • Jayzel

    It’s the only intelligent affiliate. If the other affiliates cared about earning a profit, they would all ditch the failure propoganda network known as NBC

  • merrranga

    @Jayzel yeah, they could make a lot more money if they had no content!

  • JacobYates

    This is stupid and KSL is stupid. How about instead of dropping the show, you can send people manuals about how to work the channel button. That should solve everything!

  • david

    If they were An ABC affiliate i dont think they would air Modern Family iether. Saturday nights instead of airing SNL they have a local outdoors show on.

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