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New York — Can "Hannibal" and "Revolution" signal spring for NBC?

What a bleak winter it's been for broadcast networks and their new scripted shows!

While the jury is out for CBS' "Golden Boy," ABC's "Zero Hour" was a zero and "Red Widow," based on early ratings, seems as doomed as its gunned-down mobster hubby.

And then there's NBC, whose "Do No Harm," a multiple-identity crime drama, was identified after just two airings as a flop.

But that isn't the only harm done to NBC. Just as sinkholes dominated recent news, NBC was suffering its share of them across its program schedule.

Its midseason comedy "1600 Penn" is limping, as is its midseason whodunit, "Deception." In January, Broadway melodrama "Smash" returned for a second season to such dismal ratings it's since been banished as a lost cause to Saturday night.

It wasn't supposed to go like this.

Last fall, downtrodden NBC entered »


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