Grimm was only renewed for 13 episodes in its sixth season back in April, but there were hopes it could get extended. But when it was left off NBC’s Fall lineup, fears were setting in. But now NBC has confirmed that the sixth season will remain at 13 episodes and be its last when they announced that the “final” season will begin January 6th at 8/7c.
The series, which reached the 100-episode milestone last season, has long been a fan and critical favorite, with the Los Angeles Times calling it “terrific and trendsetting… ‘Grimm’ has become a beacon of solid narrative and a weekly reminder of why monsters matter.” The New York Times said “Grimm” is “engaging, clever, tense, funny and well-paced, featuring a remarkably appealing cast.”
As for events leading into the final season, the nefarious forces of Black Claw have been silenced and Nick (David Giuntoli) faces an all too familiar foe in Capt. Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz). Now in the seat of power as the mayor elect of Portland, Renard is poised to bring rise to his own brand of law and order. Nick must take a stand to protect his city and those closest to him, especially his child with Adalind (Claire Coffee). It will take the full force of Nick and his allies to find a way to bring the peace.
Meanwhile, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) grapple with bringing a child into a new and tumultuous world, and Eve (Bitsie Tulloch) faces unsettling identity issues as her former self lurks below the surface.
“Grimm” also stars Russell Hornsby and Reggie Lee.
Weekend catchup: Doctor Who companion; Shannara renewed; Iron Man meets Spider-Man; Krypton series; Grimm; Inhumans delayed
Sorry for the lack of updates lately…we had to attend to a family emergency this past week and returned home late last night, and we have a lot of decompressing to do while attending to an event this week with its own bit of drama attached…but here is a bit of catch up for this past week…
The big news yesterday is that we know who the next companion is on Doctor Who. West End stage actress Pearl Mackie, most recently appearing in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time for the National Theatre, will play a character named Bill in the 10th season, which will not air until 2017. This will be Mackie’s first major role on television.
While we await renewals for a few shows (notably Supergirl), some others did get the nod this week. Grimm will return for a sixth season on NBC, but the network ordered a base of 13 episodes instead of 22 – but that could still increase. NBC has a lot of shows competing for the schedule next Fall, several of which are serials done in 13-episode chunks, and the shorter order will allow them to have more options in scheduling them. If things don’t work out for one of the other shows, Grimm could see the order increase. Also on the renewed list is MTV’s freshman fantasy series Shannara Chronicles, which had so-so live ratings, but picked up heavily in the L+3 and L+7 rating plus lots of social media buzz and digital downloads making it their best new show.
Syfy has given a green light for a pilot for the long-in-development David S. Goyer project Krypton. The series intends to see what life was like on Superman’s home planet years before its destruction, and follow the house of El and in particular Kal-El’s grandfather who seeks to bring hope and equality to a planet in disarray.
And finally moving from the small screen to the large one with a couple of Marvel tidbits…it appears that Iron Man/Tony Stark will be making an appearance in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming film starring Tom Holland as the webslinger in Sony’s reboot of the franchise. Whether this is an attempt to bring Spider-Man closer to the Marvel Cinematic Universe following his upcoming appearance in Captain America: Civil War, or it is just a courtesy crossover for Sony allowing Spidey in the Avengers universe, who knows. But it can only be a plus.
And lastly, Marvel’s Inhumans film, planned for 2019, has been taken off the release slate – at least temporarily. While this could put the production in doubt, it may just be a scheduling matter – the new Indiana Jones movie was scheduled to release just a week later which would have a Disney/Lucasfilm likely overshadowing a Disney/Marvel film. Plans are still in place for the movie, but they just don’t have a release window picked out yet.
Just heard a little while ago…NBC has given an early pickup for another season of Grimm. Renewal was expected – it is doing reasonably well on the typically tough Friday night slot with 2.5 million viewers.
Revolution, on the other hand, it still waiting for news and may be on the bubble.
On the next all-new Grimm, Nick wages war against a nefarious mermaid Wesen. Tune in tonight at 10/9c!
Grimm returns to NBC next Friday at 9/8c, and we have your first look at Season 3! Plus, check out the interview with David Giuntoli on “Zombie Nick”, and a peek at the Women of Grimm.
Then, check out the preview of the new series Dracula, which follows Grimm at 10/9c plus a behind-the-scenes look with Jonathan Rhys Meyers and the rest of the cast.
It’s upon us…the season finale of Grimm, “Goodnight, Sweet Grimm”, airs tonight at 10/9c on NBC. Check out these sneak peek videos!
Got a couple preview videos for tonight’s new Grimm…in the first, an unnatural obsession sends Nick spiraling out of control, while in the second Nick is completely captivated by a woman with mysterious seductive powers. Tune in tonight to NBC at 10/9c!
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NBC has given an early renewal for Revolution, ordering a full 22 episode second season, which NBC reports is the top-rated drama among all broadcast networks, and is the #1 new drama in the 18-49 demo.
At the same time, NBC announced that they also renewed Grimm for a third season. Grimm continues to perform well on Friday nights, taking the #1 spot in the 18-49 demo.
Tonight is another new episode of Grimm – check out the preview below, called “Swaying the Jury”, where Monroe suspects that a Ziegevolk lawyer is using his powers to manipulate the jury. Then tune in at 10/9c tonight on NBC!
Also, Grimm is now on Instagram – check out the “InstaGRIMMS”
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Grimm returns to NBC tomorrow night! Check out all these clips, including interviews with the stars and sneak a peek at what happens in the Nick-Renard-Juliette love triangle…