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Bryan Fuller 13 cred­its

Some­times the good guys can’t catch a break. Case in point: Bryan Fuller. The showrun­ner’s steady stream of TV se­ries have never tran­scended cult sta­tus, and they are of­ten can­celed too soon. NBC re­cently an­nounced it wouldn’t re­new Fuller’s crit­i­cal dar­ling “Hannibal,” the same fate that be­fell his other fan­ci­ful and unique in­ven­tions, “Push­ing Daisies,” “Won­der­falls” and “Dead LikeMe.”

So now the only thing left to do is to wait for his next show, “Amer­i­can Gods,” which will prob­a­bly pre­miere in early 2016. But will it sur­vive the year?

See also: “He­roes” showrun­ner Tim Kring, who is get­ting a sec­ond chance with “He­roes Reborn” this year. And let’s not for­get that Joss Whe­don used to be a mem­ber of this tribe be­fore hit­ting it big with the “Avengers” movies. Some­times all the sec­ond and third chances pay off.

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