NBC: No Decision Yet on 'Hannibal'

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May 12th, 2013


Hannibal fans, you aren't about to get any answers one way or another just yet. According to NBC's official schedule press release:

Pick-up decisions on “Celebrity Apprentice” and “Hannibal” are still to be made in the next few weeks.

  • Ashley

    This is, by far, the best program on television. If NBC cancels it they are idiots! Move it to a better time slot, give it some time, and it will find it’s following. And Mads is amazing! I love his work!

  • BigBrotherFan


  • Fake Me Out

    Apparently the hold up isn’t ratings, or costs but that the USDA is about to remove human flesh from the recommended food guide … so they may have to retool and make him a cereal killer instead.


  • TVDude

    Hannibal is something NBC probably knows will get canned, but is hoping to renew, at the same time. There are reasons why it’s tempting, but the ratings haven’t really been there. With Parenthood on Thursdays, it seems unlikely that spackle will be needed on Thursdays. I suppose they might be able to use it in the summers like they did this year, but I think NBC can do better.

  • JeffATL

    NBC doesn’t seem to be very comfortable with the show’s subject matter so that may be playing into the decision.

  • Shepherd


    NBC; No Decision Yet on Hannibal


    “It’s toast but we see no practical advantage in announcing its cancellation at this point – not while it has more episodes to run”

    BINGO! :)

  • CeejayNightwing

    If they n’t have the balls to stay behind this show then sell it to HBO.

  • Montecore

    This show is a joke! The casting is all wrong and the characters are an insult to the the books and the movies regarding Hannibal Lector.

  • IceBlue

    The last two episodes have been excellent. I’d love to see a second season. Here’s to hoping it gets renewed, or another channel picks it up.

  • ViolaDeWynter

    I seriously hope Hannibal is canceled. It’s trying to ripoff the best show on television which is The Following but it’s failing miserably. Such a pathetic, boring show.

  • mohammad

    i m from iran and
    i wish hannibalb be renewed becaus i love it

  • M

    Off topic:

    @ Montecore

    With all respect, our opinions differ regarding the matter of what is an insult to the books. Let’s start with mispelling Hannibal’s name…

    On topic:

    Don’t mess with us, NBC! Renew it already!

  • Dan

    I agree, it’s a combination of the fact that the show has more episodes left to air for this season and NBC maybe waiting to see how the show does behind the Office’s finale. I expect a cancellation to be announced by next week but if not definitely beginning of June.

    Unless ratings drastically rebound, there’s no reason for NBC to bring this one back. They have all the pieces to their full schedule in place, except Community.

  • Hannah


    Mads is one of the things that makes it great!

  • Karen W.


    Exactly how is Hannibal a rip off of The Following? You do realize its based on characters that were created over 30 years ago, right?

    I really do hope it gets renewed – it took me awhile to get into it but now I totally am.

  • The Cannibal

    @Karen W

    ViolaDeWynter is just a troll who wants to get responses. If a person think that Following is good then he is a lost cause.

    NBC is thinking about renewal now. I think there is a bigger chance they renew it over cancellation. I hope Hannibal will be nominated for best tv-show and Mads Mikkelsen for best actor at Emmy’s.

  • ViolaDeWynter

    @The Cannibal:

    Troll away hun, your show is still getting canceled and there’s nothing you can do about it. The Following on the other hand is a huge hit. Again, nothing you can do about it :)

  • Mick

    Wishful thinking can’t save this show. A 1.1 and 2.62 million total viewers (last episode) is horrible for a 1 hour drama on a major network.

  • Vanstone

    The Following started off well but became to monotonous quickly, I expect Fox to cancel it after the second season. They are more lenient than NBC, they displayed that with Touch…

    Compared to The Following, Hannibal has really maintained a good pace and great character development over the few episodes released and in my honest opinion by far the superior of the two shows. I really do hope NBC makes the right choice and renews the show, or at least offers it to one of the other networks willing to push it forward.

  • Barry

    Tried it. Did not like it.

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