‘Hannibal,’ ‘Aquarius,’ and ‘AGT’ Summer Premiere Dates Announced

NBC Announces the Summer 2015 Premiere Dates
Emma Dumont as Emma Karn, Tara Lynne Barr as Katie, Ambyr Childers as Sadie, and Gethin Anthony as Charles Manson in ‘Aquarius’ (Photo by: Vivian Zink / NBC)

Hannibal will return for season three on June 4, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT as just announced by NBC. The network also revealed the dramatic series Aquarius starring David Duchovny will debut on May 28th at 9pm ET/PT, and America’s Got Talent will return for its 10th season on May 26th at 8pm. And the athletic competition series American Ninja Warrior has a May 25th at 8pm slot for its new season.

In releasing the premiere dates, NBC also provided details on the upcoming season of each series:

American Ninja Warrior – The action-packed series follows competitors as they tackle a series of challenging obstacle courses in both qualifying and finals rounds across the country. Those that successfully complete a course in their designated region move on to the national finals round in Las Vegas, where they face a stunning four-stage course modeled after the famed Mt. Midoriyama in Japan. Matt Iseman serves as host, along with former NFL player Akbar Gbaja Biamila (NFL Network).

America’s Got Talent – NBC’s top-rated summer series America’s Got Talent celebrates its landmark 10th season with the hottest performers from across the country competing for America’s vote. Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel return as judges and Nick Cannon returns as host. With the talent search open to acts of all ages, America’s Got Talent has brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing unique performers from across the country. The series is a true celebration of the American spirit, featuring a colorful array of singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians, ventriloquists and hopeful stars, all vying for their chance to win America’s hearts and the $1 million prize.

Last year, for the first time in the show’s history, America chose a magician as their winner: Rhode Island native Mat Franco, who went on to headline the “America’s Got Talent Live” stage show in Las Vegas.

Aquarius – It’s 1967 and the era of free love, drug experimentation and Vietnam is in full effect. When Emma (Emma Dumont), the teenage daughter of a respected lawyer, goes missing, LAPD Sgt. Sam Hodiak (David Duchovny) starts asking around. He soon discovers that the hippie kids he’s questioning don’t take kindly to cops, especially a cop with hair as short as his.

Needing the help of someone to trust, he partners with young undercover cop Brian Shafe (Grey Damon), a law-abiding officer who struggles with his own demons. He also begins to rely on Charmain Tully (Claire Holt), an ambitious rookie cop who’s anxious to prove herself in a male-dominated profession. It’s not long before they stumble upon a small-time cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his cause. From there, they follow this man’s trail down a rabbit hole of drugs, sex, murder and a cultural revolution. Little could they know, however, the guy they’re hunting will eventually become the killer we now recognize as Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony) — a lost soul who desperately wanted to get into the music scene of the ’60s until something snapped.

Aquarius will explore the cat-and-mouse game between Manson and the police in those turbulent years leading up to the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders.

Hannibal – After the shocking events of the season finale, Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) is on the run in Europe — accompanied by his psychiatrist Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) — sporting a new identity, but servicing the same insatiable appetite. As the lives of Will (Hugh Dancy), Jack (Laurence Fishburne) and Alana (Caroline Dhavernas) converge toward Hannibal again, their deadly dance turns in startling and unexpected ways, and nothing will ever be the same again.

-By Rebecca Murray

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