NBC has driven a stake in "Dracula," canceling the drama series after one season. Meanwhile, talks with reps for actors on "Parenthood" are said to be moving in a positive direction after tense wrangling during the past two days.

"Dracula" had an initial 10-episode order and was a co-production between Universal TV and NBCUniversal's U.K. banner Carnival Films. Jonathan Rhys Meyers played the iconic vampire, drawing solid reviews for his take on Bram Stoker's enduring creation.

On the "Parenthood" front, the prospects for a renewal of Universal TV's family drama are said to have improved significantly as sources report key thesps are closing in on agreements for a shortened final season.

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