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45 Minute 'Hannibal' Episode?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by JLucPicard, May 13, 2013.

  1. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Active Member TCF Club

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    With this week's The Office finale being 75 minutes, they've got a 45 minute episode of Hannibal scheduled.

    Do you suppose the repeat of that episode (if there is one) will be in a one hour time slot and contain some 'unseen' footage?

    Just seemed strange to have a 45 minute episode of that program.
     
  2. billypritchard

    billypritchard Embiggener

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    Last week's said, 'Next week a special Hannibal with Limited Commercial Interruptions...'

    Which must mean that to expand the Office they decided to cut the commercials.
     
  3. Test

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    Not knowing anything about it except that I read on here there was an episode that wouldn't air because of certain violent scenes. Maybe those scenes were cut and this is that episode?
     
  4. TAsunder

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    Wow. The show is already extremely gory and graphic and violent. I regularly am amazed that they are showing it on network TV. I'm having a hard time understanding what must be in an episode that they actually cut.
     
  5. billypritchard

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    I don't believe so. That episode was simply scrapped from the schedule, and they put up some of the 'ongoing' story scenes on Hulu/NBC.com.
     
  6. billypritchard

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    The scrapped episode apparently had children killing other children.
     
  7. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    It wasn't pulled due to "certain violent scenes", it was pulled due to the basic plot. So no, this is not it.
     
  8. TAsunder

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    Ah. Like that show Revolution :)
     
  9. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Active Member TCF Club

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    That would make more sense - I don't think I've gotten around to viewing last week's yet.

    Thanks for clearing that up for me.
     
  10. Lee 2.0

    Lee 2.0 Hoopy frood

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    It's basic Thomas Harris. I don't get what everyone was expecting. I find it much more interesting and less gross and upsetting than The Following and Fox couldn't wait to renew that.
     
  11. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    In other words, we can make a LOT more money selling ads during The Office finale, so we'll increase the number and length of ad breaks during The Office, which will likely get at least a 2.5 (A18-49) rating, and we'll take those breaks away from Hannibal, which will likely get about a 1.1 rating.
     
  12. grey ghost

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    Hannibal is not doing well in the ratings. They probably aren't worrying about pre-empting 15 minutes of it
     
  13. grey ghost

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    I've found quite the opposite. Hannibal is extremely disturbing to me. I haven't liked a couple of things in the Following, but I had to stop watching Hannibal entirely 5 minutes into the 3rd episode.
     
  14. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

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    It is my understanding that they are NOT pre-empting part of the episode. They are consolidating it into a shorter time slot by having less commercial breaks. No episode content will be omitted, from what I understand.
     
  15. Lee 2.0

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    Wow, I had totally the opposite reaction and quit watching The Following after whatever episode they were telling the kid to kill the mouse. Interesting. To be fair I've always been a Thomas Harris fan, the last movie notwithstanding. I think Lecter is one of the most interesting fictional characters ever written and I enjoy how they're producing the show.
     
  16. grey ghost

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    I've read a good many of Harris' books from Red Dragon on and they have never really bothered me. The series bothered me but it seemed to me lots of it was shock for shock's sake like the garden full of green corpses. Oh well, different strokes.
     
  17. TAsunder

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    Hannibal is doing ok in the ratings for an NBC show. I can't imagine they are going to cancel it given all the other stuff they have canceled.
     

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