They are a Mormon owned station that has a habit of refusing to air ‘controversial’ show, (New Normal, The Playboy Club’). But I am over the endless TV shows at the moment that just REVEL in cruelty. Gave up on ‘The Following’ and ‘Hannibal’ after one episode. Just do not need that shit in my life. Am loving ‘Bates Motel’ though, as it is based in character. ‘Top of the Lake’, of course, with its badly written characters and rape obsession has been the worst TV show in years. So, less cruelty just for the sake of it please.
Utah’s Salt Lake City station KSL TV posted on their Facebook page that it will no longer air the ratings-challenged freshman drama. “After viewing the past few episodes, as well as receiving numerous complaints from viewers, KSL TV will cancel the airing of the NBC show Hannibal on Thursday evenings,” the station posted. “This decision was made due to the extensive graphic nature of this show. The time slot will be replaced with a special edition of KSL 5 News at 9 p.m. NBC remains a valued partner to KSL TV. KSL is confident that with the proliferation of digital media, those who wish to view the program can easily do so.”
Sources say Hannibal will find a way into the market via the local CW affiliate. “We’re going across the street, as they say,” a source said.
Not sure that I really care. have seen the first 6 episodes and my only joy is mocking how bad the scripts are and how camply bad the whole show is. Except Anjelica, the only actor who brings any class to the proceedings. Either bad, dull or nasty characters do bad, nasty or dull things. Bt at least the fire of the show runner gives me hope………….
Another headline coming out of the announcement was that musical drama Smash is being held for midseason (along with new dramas Infamous and Hannibal and new comedies Save Me, 1600 Penn and Next Caller). Asked by EW.com about Smash‘s creative direction for its second season now that Gossip Girl writer Josh Safran is taking the showrunner reins, Greenblatt said, “[Safran] has a real passion for this world and he’s a really smart and sophisticated writer. He’s going to raise the bar for us. I do think we’re going to do a better job of arcing really interesting and complex serialized stories.”
Watched 2 episodes, have the rest but just cannot be bothered watching them. is all too fake and nice and clean with no sex or drugs or booze or fun or decent songs. Anyhoo, it is back next season.
NBC has made its second scripted renewal, after Grimm, for the 2012-13 TV season, and the honor goes to the Monday-night musical drama Smash.
To date, Smash is averaging 7.7 million total viewers and a 2.6 demo rating, representing the network’s best tallies for a drama in both measures and improvements of 100 and 160 percent over the Peacock’s previous Mondays-at-10 average.
FIRST 7 MINUTES HERE.