NBC may have earned itself a little bit of credit with the renewal of “Hannibal” (which we have mentioned previously, but not in an official article before now), but they are not going to be getting the same sort of love over their decision with “Dracula.” Instead, it can go off now with “Community” to the land of memories and tears.
The vampire drama, which struggled in the ratings after a decent premiere, will not be coming back for a second season … at least in America. It’s too early to tell if the show, which is a co-production, will continue in other forms. The reason the NBC opted to keep “Hannibal” instead largely due to its licensing fees, and we wonder if the critical acclaim also has a little something to do with it.
As for the status of “Parenthood,” one of the last shows to find out its fate moving into the new season, things are still not spelled out there. There are some cast negotiations that are going on, and Deadline claims that much of it is due to whether or not certain actors will agree to reduce the amount of guaranteed episodes in an effort to save money on a final season. Given the love for this show, we imagine that it will probably work out. Otherwise, this could be a show that ends up elsewhere.
NBC has probably made the hardest choices so far out of any network, with one of the biggest reasons for that being that they have started to usher in some shows with better ratings, such as “Chicago Fire” and “The Blacklist.” This means having to cut some shows that are beloved, but just are not pulling in the numbers anymore.