Good news: Looks like NBC is continuing their trend of making excellent programming decisions for the upcoming 2013-14 television season. In addition to renewing both Parks and Recreation and Community, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the network has given a second season to Bryan Fuller's newest genius drama, Hannibal.
Starring Mads Mikkelsen as the legendary cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter (pre-Silence of the Lambs), and Hugh Dancy as a criminal profiler on the hunt for him, the series has been on the fence for renewal despite rave reviews, its gorgeous cinematography, superb acting, and tons of subtle, complex references to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining.
Additionally, Hannibal is performing well in its time slot compared to previous shows: Airing on Thursdays at 10 PM, it's managing to pull in an average rating of 2.0 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, and a total of 4.7 million viewers. The last show that occupied this same slot was Do Not Harm, and that only pulled in 2.2 million viewers (it was subsequently canceled after two episodes).
[via The Hollywood Reporter]