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[TV] Salt Lake City Hates “Hannibal”

The Salt Lake City, Utah station that doesn’t bring you “New Normal” or “Saturday Night Live” is also opting out of NBC’s frosh serial killer drama “Hannibal,” Variety is reporting.

KSL-TV cited the level of violence in the show, a TV spin on the “Silence of the Lambs” franchise.

On the NBC affiliate’s Facebook page, KSL TV posted:

PROGRAMMING NOTE: After viewing the past few episodes, as well as receiving numerous complaints from viewers, KSL-TV will cancel the airing of the NBC show “Hannibal” on Thursday evenings. This decision was made due to the extensive graphic nature of this show. The time slot will be replaced with a special edition of KSL 5 News at 9 p.m.

NBC remains a valued partner to KSL-TV. KSL is confident that with the proliferation of digital media, those who wish to view the program can easily do so.

KSL TV, which has ties to the Mormon church, previously declined to air NBC’s “The Playboy Club” and “New Normal.” Station also does not air “Saturday Night Live.” Programming decisions, according to the station, stem from these shows not being “in accordance” with KSL’s “mission” and brand messaging, says the site.

Mmmmmm, tastes like hate.



  • ThunderDragoon

    Their “mission” huh? I guess it’s their mission to show people premarital sex since lots of shows on NBC do that. Ah, I just love when people pick and choose. It’s hilarious.

    • WalkWithMeInDarkness

      Amen, brother.

  • djblack1313

    this is fucking ridiculous. for those idiots…just don’t watch the fucking show! i hate the show GLEE but i’m not calling in/writing letters to get it removed from my local TV station!! isn’t Utah where all the polygamists are??????????

    • wildgator25

      After watching the Jodi Arias trial religiously (no pun intended), I’m seeing that the Mormons aren’t any more pure than Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, etc. Therefore, I can’t understand why you would want, excuse me… need to remove free will from your “flock”. Let your people decide if they want to turn the channel or not. Hypocrites I say!

  • WalkWithMeInDarkness

    Dear God, please someone explain to these douchebags that they can just NOT WATCH the show rather than have it removed. What a bunch of sanctimonious assholes.

    • divisionbell

      But then they wouldnt have anything to do. They need to control other people. Like going after gay marriage in california. What do you expect from a religion who believes in an idiot who supposedly got their bible from a stone in a hat…

      • WalkWithMeInDarkness

        Well, I’m from a religious family, but we still watch whatever the fuck we want. Even my grandmother watches a lot of my horror movies.

  • Psycrow

    Yes, take down a violent fictional show and replace it with real death and murder news hour…makes sense.

  • coldblood

    So in Utah you can marry multiple women and screw your sister but can’t watch a violent tv show?

    • WalkWithMeInDarkness

      I screw my sister and watch violent shows. JK!

    • HostelTakeover

      I want to marry multiple women but same-sex marriage is illegal there LOL XD

  • divisionbell

    It’s ironic that this is the cty that had a bill making it legal to murder stray animals…

  • thezombieepidemic

    Being from slc, I can say that this means very little to those of us it matters most to. Were used to mormon/republican censorship in our state and take the necessary steps to create a counterculture to these close minded individuals. They can opress the airwaves with their jesus money but they can’t stop independently owned theatres from obtaining nc17 movies to show in their independently owned theatre. The counter culture here in slc has enough independent thought to get around our oppressive and god fearing state. When the streets are controlled, take to the underground for fresh air. A serbian film was banned from being sold in stores here so I purchased a few copies online and sold them to the local new/used movie exchange then recommended it to everyone I met at the store. They’re all gone now, probably in the bishops vault for a clean flix editing. “New born po-rduction!”

  • Canucklehead

    Bet they’d love it if Hannibal had 5 wives though. This message of hate was brought to by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

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  • flesheater24

    COme again ? this show is violent i saw the first like 10mins of the show like the middle of it and it was so damn boring I had to turn it off.

    • Skratchy

      I guess you missed the part with the people who’s skin is ripped off their naked bodies to resemble angel wings then 😛

  • Skratchy

    If you have a problem with a show, don’t watch it. Don’t want your kids to see it? Put parental settings on your TV or something. It’s so discouraging when people try to ban or cancel things just because they don’t like it.

  • HostelTakeover

    Dude they are acting like the people who wants a certain picture or video off of the internet, and we all know that unless if you are a part of Anonymous or some other hacker organization you can’t delete things off the internet.

    If you don’t like a show then, pay attention now I’m gonna show you what to do:
    1. Pick up your remote control
    2. Find the channel buttons
    3. Click on either the up or down button
    4. Keep on pressing the button until you find a “family friendly” show you approve of like The Wiggles or something.

    If those steps are to difficult for you then I suggest turning the whole thing off and get a life.

  • huntermc

    censorship = free publicity

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