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NBC renews ‘Hannibal’ for season 2


NBC has renewed “Hannibal” for a second season.

The Bryan Fuller-produced drama, starring Hugh Dancy as criminal profiler Will Graham and Mads Mikkelsen as infamous serial killer Hannibal Lecter, has easily been NBC’s best new show of the season, and perhaps the best-reviewed new show on any of the broadcast networks this season. But because it premiered so late in the spring, and because the ratings have been modest at best, the network held off on deciding to renew or cancel at the upfronts earlier this month.

Instead, the good news came tonight, only a few hours before the next new episode airs at 10 p.m. The renewal is for another 13-episode season, to debut “no earlier than midseason.”