You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

NBC preps ‘Hannibal’ for Thursday slot

Show from Bryan Fuller takes over for 'Do No Harm'

It’s time to break out the fava beans and Chianti: NBC has slotted its new drama “Hannibal” for a spring premiere.

Starting April 4, the Peacock will air the Hannibal Lecter-inspired hour in the Thursday 10 p.m. hour vacated by the two-and-out “Do No Harm.” NBC has struggled in the timeslot in recent years, with last year alone seeing three different dramas — “Prime Suspect,” “The Firm” and “Awake” — fail to make much noise in the time period.

The net plans to air repeats of “Law & Order: SVU” in the Thursday-at-10 hour through March.

Show comes from Bryan Fuller, Martha DeLaurentiis and Gaumont International TV and stars Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Hannibal Lecter and Hugh Dancy as FVI agent Will Graham, characters from Thomas Harris’ novel Red Dragon

Series creator Bryan Fuller spilled the beans via Twitter on Thursday: #Hannibal Requests the Honor of your Presence for Dinner Thursday April 4 10PM @NBC — Saving you a place at the table.

“Hannibal” will roll out internationally across Sony Pictures Television Networks’ AXN international channels in the days following the NBC premiere. The series will premiere in over 60 countries and will be versioned in 18 languages.

More TV

  • 'SNL' Turns the Impeachment Hearings into

    'Saturday Night Live' Turns the Impeachment Hearings into a Soap Opera (Watch)

    “Saturday Night Live” kicked off its Nov. 16 episode with a take on the biggest news story of the previous week (and foreseeable future): the impeachment hearings. But another big story of the week, especially in Hollywood, was how NBC’s last remaining daytime drama, “Days of our Lives,” had let its actors out of their [...]

  • Andy Cohen attends BravoCon's "Watch What

    'The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City' to Debut in 2020

    Bravo announced Saturday during its first annual BravoCon that a tenth “Real Housewives” series, “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” will debut in 2020. Bravo host and “Real Housewives” executive producer Andy Cohen made the announcement during a panel titled “Ask Andy” at the NYC convention. “We’ve always tried to choose a city that [...]

  • Sterling K. Brown on His Oscar

    Sterling K. Brown on His Oscar Buzz for 'Waves': 'Kind of Surreal'

    Sterling K. Brown can’t quite comprehend the awards attention he’s receiving for his work in the A24 drama “Waves.” “If the Academy sees fit to put me in a category with people who I absolutely adore, I will pee all over myself, dude” the Emmy winner says on the latest episode of “The Big Ticket.” [...]

  • TV News Roundup: 45th Annual Humanitas

    TV News Roundup: 45th Annual Humanitas Nominees Announced

    In today’s TV news roundup, Humanitas has released the finalists for the 45th Annual Humanitas Prize, and YouTube announced a new beauty competition series hosted by James Charles.  CASTINGS Jason Kennedy has been named as the host of E!’s new series “In The Room.“ The “E! News” host will bring viewers inside celebrity homes for [...]

  • Editorial use only. No book cover

    Viacom Extends 'The Office,' 'Parks and Recreation' Syndication Deals

    “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation” reruns will continue to air on Viacom linear networks for the foreseeable future. The company announced that it has reached a new deal with NBCUniversal to keep “The Office” on Comedy Central through 2021. The series will then air in a non-exclusive window on Viacom Media Networks through 2025. [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content