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Mads Mikkelsen stars as Hannibal Lecter on the NBC television series “Hannibal.”

LOS ANGELES — NBC is bringing the curtain down on “Hannibal” at the end of its summer run.

The drama about a psychiatrist turned serial killer won’t return for a fourth year, the network said Monday. The series was canceled because of poor ratings.

“Hannibal” is based on a character portrayed in several Thomas Harris novels. Another Harris novel, “The Silence of the Lambs,” was the source of the 1991 movie that was followed by a 2001 sequel.

In a statement, “Hannibal” executive producer Bryan Fuller credited NBC for keeping the series on the air despite its low ratings and dark subject matter.

“Hannibal,” starring Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy, will finish out its current run with 10 more episodes at 10 p.m. Thursdays.

Its followers may be hoping the series will find new life elsewhere, as NBC’s canceled “Community” did when it moved to Yahoo.

WASHINGTON — Country music group Alabama and singers Hunter Hayes, Nicole Scherzinger and Meghan Linsey from “The Voice” are joining the lineup for the Independence Day celebration on the National Mall, along with headliner Barry Manilow.

“A Capitol Fourth” will also feature performances July 4 by KC and the Sunshine Band, classical pianist Lang Lang and a salute to Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday by jazz singer Robert Davi. Organizers announced the full performance lineup Monday.

Manilow will open and close the concert with a special patriotic melody. The concert also features the National Symphony Orchestra.

The “Capitol Fourth” concert at the U.S. Capitol sets the stage for a massive fireworks display on the National Mall each year. The event is broadcast on PBS and NPR stations from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Associated Press

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