'Hannibal' canceled by NBC's Salt Lake City affiliate due to graphic violence

"Hannibal" will no longer air on NBC's Salt Lake City affiliate KSL, in the latest decision by the Mormon-owned station to drop a NBC series.KSL also declines to air NBC's freshman comedy "The New Normal" and late night staple "Saturday Night Live" and previously rejected series including "The Playboy Club," "Coupling" and "God, the Devil and Bob." When it comes to "Hannibal," KSL cites the show's graphic violence and said last week's episode -- which featured a killer who sliced open and arranged the flesh of his victims to simulate angel wings -- was the tipping point. "After this last week's episode, it just had too much graphic content for us," KSL vice president of marketing, research and promotion Tami Ostmark tells the Salt Lake Tribune. "This is beyond anything we've put on our station before. This is too graphic to be on regular TV. It should be a cable show. We've talked to NBC,...



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