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Why NBC Canceled 'Hannibal'

NBC has just pulled the plug on 'Hannibal' after three seasons.

'Hannibal' will never see the light of day again, according to NBC. According to reports, 'Hannibal' will air their last 13 episodes and airing their series finale on August 27th. 'Hannibal' was created by Bryan Fuller and first aired in spring 2013. 'Hannibal' featured Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne, Caroline Dhavernas, Gillian Anderson and Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Hannibal Lecter. NBC-Hannibal-About-Cast-1920x1080 “We have been tremendously proud of ‘Hannibal’ over its three seasons,” the network announced in a statement. “Bryan and his team of writers and producers, as well as our incredible actors, have brought a visual palette of storytelling that has been second to none in all of television — broadcast or cable. We thank Gaumont and everyone involved in the show for their tireless efforts that have made ‘Hannibal’ an incredible experience for audiences around the world.” In addition, the creator commented on 'Hannibal's cancellation.“NBC has allowed us to craft a television series that no other broadcast network would have dared, and kept us on the air for three seasons despite Cancellation Bear Chow ratings and images that would have shredded the eyeballs of lesser Standards & Practices enforcers. (NBC entertainment president) Jen Salke and her team have been fantastic partners and creatively supportive beyond measure. ‘Hannibal’ is finishing his last course at NBC’s table this summer, but a hungry cannibal can always dine again. And personally, I look forward to my next meal with NBC." But, why did NBC cancel Hannibal? Well, frankly nobody watched the show. 'Hannibal's ratings hit a series low 0.5 rating in the key demographic and ultimately 1.65 million viewers overall. However, this doesn't stop people from trying to bring the show back from the dead.  Hannibal fans, aka “fannibals” as they are called, are trying really hard to get their show back on the air. There’s already a petition on Change.org for NBC to renew the show. What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.

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