NBC’s Grimm: Number One New Drama Receives Full Season Order, Special Thursday Airing
Grimm is proving itself a winner for NBC. The dark supernatural cop show from Buffy and Angel Alums David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf is the number one new drama so far this season, growing 47% in a key demographic (adults 18-49) since its October 28th premiere. Yesterday the show was given a green light for a further 9 episodes to round out its freshman season.
Speaking about the back 9 order yesterday, NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said, “We are very pleased to be making a full-season commitment for Grimm. This series is turning the traditional procedural drama on its head and is attracting a loyal following for us on Friday nights. We love where it’s going creatively and we’re excited to deliver more episodes to our audience.”
Grimm airs on Friday, a time slot referred to by many as the Friday Night Death slot, where ailing shows often go to see out their final season on air before cancellation. However moves may now be afoot to shift Grimm to Thursdays. NBC will test an episode with audiences on Thursday 8th December in the newly vacated Prime Suspect slot at 10 pm. If the show proves popular in that slot, a permanent shift from Friday nights may be likely.
Grimm stars David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Russell Hornsby, Bitise Tulloch, Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee and currently airs on NBC, Friday’s 9/8c.