'Hannibal' Season 2 renewal: 13 episodes set for 2014 on NBC

"Hannibal" fans can relax -- at least until it's time to watch the next episode -- because NBC has officially renewed the serial killer drama for a second season.Just like Season 1, the renewal order is for 13 episodes and Season 2 will launch "no earlier than midseason" per a NBC press release. Three more episodes are set to air before the June 20 Season 1 finale."Hannibal" premiered on NBC in April to strong reviews and decent ratings, but saw its viewership start to slide with episode 3 and, until today, was the only scripted series of the 2012-13 network TV season still awaiting word on a renewal or cancellation. Even as it was hit with multiple controversies surrounding its graphic violence -- including a decision by NBC and creator Bryan Fuller to pull an episode from the show's US broadcasts, and NBC's Salt Lake City affiliate dropping the show from its schedule -- "Hannibal"...



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