NBC’s ‘Dracula’ Cancelled, ‘Parenthood’ Renewal Still On Hold
One more piece has fallen into place for NBC’s schedule next season with the network opting not to bring back vampire drama Dracula for a second season. That leaves us with Parenthood, which is still in a holding pattern. The deadline for the cast to agree to a episodic guarantee reduction came and went yesterday afternoon with no agreement reached for some of the key actors. Things have been mostly quiet since though there is still hope that the beloved family drama will come back for a final chapter. Both Dracula and Hannibal, which shared the Friday 10 PM slot this season, are produced under a different model that allows for a lower license fee, making them advantageous for NBC. Dracula (1.8) premiered stronger than Hannibal (1.6 in Season 1, 1.1 in Season 2). It lost steam after the solid debut, and there had been some issues with star Jonathan Rhys Meyers during the shoot. With Hannibal’s license fee poised to become even more lucrative for Season 3, the network renewed that series.