Last week, we reported that NBC had ordered two additional scripts for their new Friday night series, Grimm. It seemed that the peacock network was playing it safe, waiting to see when the ratings would level off. What a difference a week can make.
This evening, the peacock network announced that they've ordered a full season of the TV series. What's more, they're also giving Grimm a special airing in the Thursdays at 10pm timeslot. That will air on December 8th and another original installment will follow on Friday, December 9th, in the regular timeslot.
Starring David Giuntoli, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz and Russell Hornsby, Grimm has been the only successful new drama that the network has had this season. The Playboy Club was cancelled after three episodes and Prime Suspect will sign off after all 13 episodes have aired. »
NBC has given freshman fairy tale procedural Grimm a full-season order. "We are very pleased to be making a full-season commitment for ‘Grimm,’” NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in announcing the news Monday. “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.” In addition, the network will test the fantasy starring David Giuntoli, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee and Russell Hornsby on
- Lesley Goldberg
"We are very pleased to be making a full-season commitment for Grimm," said Greenblatt. "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."
The network will also air a special original episode of Grimm on Thursday, December 8 at 10 p.m. Est/Pst, as well as an original episode the following night, Friday December 9 at 9 p.m. Est/Pst.
So far this season, Grimm has averaged a 2.3 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49 and 6.9 million viewers overall in "most current" averages from Nielsen Media Research. Grimm has improved the time period by 50 percent in adult 18-49 rating »
A woman’s death in a hit and run accident puts Nick and Hank on the trail of a seductor who uses more than small talk to attract his partners. At the same time, a new Reaper comes to town with Nick in his sights, but intervention from someone close to Nick turns the assassin around.
Grimm, Season 1, Episode 4, “Lonelyhearts”
Director: Michael Waxman
Airs Friday at 9pm Est on NBC
Remember the short guy with glasses at High School who always had a queue of girls begging to go out with him? According to Grimm, chances are that the guy was a Ziegevolk: a goat like creature with a secret method to make himself irresistible to the opposite sex. In this episode, a Ziegevolk has arrived in Portland with his sights set on a fresh slew of conquests and, in a typical touch of wry Grimm humor, »
- Cath Murphy
Let's start with Friday night TV.
Grimm 1x04, "Lonelyhearts," airs at 9 pm on NBC. Synopsis:
In the meantime, a stranger shows up looking to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of a Grimm, but he’ll have to get past Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz). Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch and Reggie Lee also star.
Sanctuary 3x07, "Icebreaker," airs at 10 pm on Syfy. Synopsis:
Henry, Declan and a »
NBC's freshman series "Grimm" just got a whole lot more interesting with the news that Amy Acker ("Angel", "Dollhouse") will be guest starring in an upcoming 2012 episode as a character known as the Black Widow.
TVLine got the scoop that most of the time Acker will be Lena, your run-of-the-mill happy housewife. But because she suffers from rapid-aging syndrome, every five years she has to leech the life out of three guys in three short days in order to maintain her appearance.
From executive producers David Greenwalt ("Angel", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") and Jim Kouf ("Angel", National Treasure) comes a new world of police work where all cases have a storybook connection...but not always happily ever after. "Grimm" stars David Giuntoli as Portland, Oregon, homicide detective Nick Burkhardt, Silas Weir Mitchell as his mentor of sorts Monroe, Russell Hornsby as Lt. Hank Griffin, Bitsie Tulloch as Juliette Silverton, Sasha Roiz as Captain Renard, »
- The Woman In Black
Omg it’s Phil from Lost. Does the poor man ever play just a regular, easygoing guy? I’m guessing that tonight is no exception, as Patrick Fischler is guesting on tonight’s new episode of Grimm, “Lonelyhearts.” I mean, come on, look at the description:
He plays a Grimm creature – the Ziegevolk (aka ”Bluebeard”). The Zeigevolk has goat-like features, often taking form of a satyr. With a single touch he renders all under his charming spell, particularly those of the opposite sex. He uses this to his advantage during mating season by releasing powerful pheromones through his skin. Known to eat small, rare toads to enhance these powers; the Zeigevolks are most dangerous when on the prowl to gather a herd.
You can’t help but wonder what the poor actor thought when he discovered that part of the casting call was someone with “goat-like features.” Someone who eats small rare toads. »
- Erin Willard
Ready to meet a man that women seem to be unable to say "no" to? Then you'll want to check out this week's episode of "Grimm" on NBC, entitled "The Magic Touch". We have a preview and four clips from the ep to whet your appetite.
"The Magic Touch" Synopsis (Airing 11/18/11):
Death And Disappearance Lead To A Local Business Owner’S Disturbing Secret – After investigating a strange cluster of female deaths and disappearances, Nick (David Giuntoli) sends Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) undercover to get a whiff of a hypnotic suspect. In the meantime a stranger shows up looking to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of a Grimm, but he’ll have to get past Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz). Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, and Reggie Lee also star.
- The Woman In Black
So far, so good with Fridaymageddon. It’s taking 2 DVRs recording a total of 8 different shows but the avalanche of sci-fi-related shows all scheduled for Friday has not broken me. There are happily no losers in this battle so far, and hopefully there will be many winners. One winner, at least a winner of network love, is rookie series Grimm as word came out today that NBC has ordered additional episodes.
Earlier described as “a handful of additional episodes, Deadline is now reporting that the number is Two. Any additional episodes is a good thing, though, and it was great to see that the show is on the NBC midseason schedule that was released on Monday.
THR reports that Grimm has been at the top of the 9 p.m. hour in the advertiser-coveted demo “for most of the weeks” it has been on the air, which would necessarily mean two out of three weeks. »
- Erin Willard
It was looking like Grimm was going to be a hit right out of the gate but the peacock network is proceeding very cautiously on this one.
Grimm revolves around a Portland detective (David Giuntoli) who discovers that he's the descendant of a long line of criminal profilers (the Grimms) who are responsible for protecting humanity from mythological creatures. The show also features Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz and Russell Hornsby.
Airing opposite the seventh game of the World Series on October 28th, the supernatural TV series debuted strong for NBC with a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.56 million viewers. The number dropped 14% in week two, a not unreasonable decline for a second episode. Grimm still won it's timeslot.
Last week's third episode saw viewership drop again, to a 1.6 in the demo and 5.18 »
A bunch of updates today, most of which were supposed to go up over the weekend:
There is a new BSG site in town: Battlestar Galactica Filming Locations. It's a pretty thorough guide to all the places seen in the show's four seasons and two films, and very handy for anyone planning a trip to Vancouver, along with Visit Caprica. Check it out at BattlestarLocations.com.
On TV tonight: Richard Harmon tweets that his episode of Clue airs tonight. That's 8 pm Et on the Hub TV Network. You can watch the series trailer on YouTube.
Grimm Receives 2 Additional Script Order
Deadline is reporting that NBC has granted fairy tale procedural Grimm two more scripts to work its magic, so to speak. While not a full season order, it's a vote of confidence for the show, which has yet to stabilize its ratings after three weeks. The show debuted to higher than expected ratings facing game 7 of the World Series and has been competitive each of its three airings.
Grimm tells the story of Nick Buckhardt, a detective that discovers he's a descendent of the Grimms, a group of creature hunters with lineage dating back generations. Following the death of his aunt Marie, an infamous hunter who tried to impart as much knowledge to her nephew as she could, Nick has to learn about the infinite amount of monsters lurking in the world while reconciling both sides of himself. Grimm co-stars Silas Weir Mitchell as Monroe, »
- Shilo Adams
The intriguing new NBC series Grimm has been gaining a lot of fans and positive press lately. On tonight's episode, actress Nana Visitor (Friday the 13th 2009) will play a Grimm monster. If you haven't checked out the show, it comes highly recommended. It's not full on horror by any means, but it is creative, dark and offers some horror elements. Check out the details about tonight's episode below, as well as the full Pilot of the series under that.
Nana Visitor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Battlestar Gallactica) will be on tonight’s episode (9pm on NBC). Nina will play Grimm monster, The Mellischwuler (Queen Bee of the Mellifer community). Mellifers are bee-like creatures that exist typically as part of a swarm, and in groups they operate with a hive mentality. They live in man-made life-size hives they build in the attics of houses, where they harvest »
Just a few updates, starting with what's on TV tonight.
A new episode of Grimm, called "Beeware," airs at 9/8 c on NBC. Synopsis:
The station is abuzz as Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) are called to a case where an innocent flash mob results in a gruesome homicide. As Nick delves further into the investigation, he learns more about his unique family history, and finds himself at odds when he and Hank are assigned to protect a dark character from his recent past. Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee also star.Here is a new interview with Sasha Roiz, from Kgw:
A sneak peek from tonight's episode (more clips at Chicago Tribune):
And a behind-the-scenes video:
Here is a »
Earlier this week we provided several clips and previews from the November 11th episode of "Grimm" on NBC, entitled "Beeware", but one thing missing was a good look at the actual monster of the piece, and we have that for you today. Take a peek at guest star Nana Visitor as The Mellischwuler.
Visitor (who has appeared in "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Battlestar Gallactica") is the "Queen Bee" of the Mellifer community. Mellifers are bee-like creatures that exist typically as part of a swarm, and in groups they operate with a hive mentality. They live in man-made life-size hives they build in the attics of houses, where they harvest their own apitoxin (bee venom). Mellifers are clarions - they send the warning call within the creature world.
"Beeware" Synopsis (Airing 11/11/11):
A Social Media Craze Disguises A String Of Bizarre Murders – The station is abuzz as Nick (David Giuntoli »
- The Woman In Black
NBC has a new Friday night hit on its hands with Grimm, which airs the brand new Episode 1.03: Beeware on Friday, November 11 at 9 Pm Et. Actor Silas Weir Mitchell, who plays the werewolf Monroe, recently held a conference call to discuss the latest episode. Here's what he had to say below.
Could you elaborate more on your character and will we learn more about your character's background in future episodes?
Silas Weir Mitchell: Well to elaborate more on my character basically I suppose everything you hear in the pilot is - you know that's pretty much as far as we get, you know? I mean I'm a Blutbot and I am sort of a reformed Blutbot, I'm trying to live as a human on the straight and narrow. And we will definitely learn more about my character in future episodes. But as far as sort of family history »
We’re really liking this new show! The premise is fresh, the look is quietly dark and misty (they shoot in Oregon) and the chemistry is great. And tonight we get a special treat in the form of a very cool guest star. Here are a gallery of pics, two clips and the episode synopsis to get you ready:
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She plays a Grimm monster – The Mellischwuler (Queen Bee of the Mellifer community). Mellifers are bee-like creature that exists typically as part of a swarm, and in groups they operate with a hive mentality. They live in man-made life-size hives they build in the attics of houses, where they harvest their own apitoxin (bee venom). Mellifers are clarions – they send the warning call within the creature world.
- Erin Willard
While on the set of Grimm, we walked by a trailer where it looked like someone was lying down, getting an extensive amount of make-up applied. Mostly naked, it was hard not to look up with curiosity and then look away out of modesty. A big make-up wouldn’t be that surprising for the show, as it definitely deals in the fantastical and the macabre. Grimm stars David Guintoli as a cop named Nick Burckhardt who discovers he comes from a long line of Grimms - those that hunt and protect the world from the fantastical creatures of yore. To help him, he’s got his cop partner (Russell Hornsby) and Eddie Munroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), a werewolf who has decided to never use his powers for evil. But Nick tries his hardest to never let those worlds intersect. After talking to Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt, the producers of the show, »
- Andre Dellamorte
So, have you checked out "Grimm" on NBC yet? Two episodes in, we're liking it pretty well and are looking forward to seeing which fairy tales the show's creators deconstruct next. Along those lines, we have synopses to share of the next two episodes - "Beeware" and "Lonelyhearts" - along with a few sneak peeks of "Beeware" courtesy of NBC.
"Beeware" Synopsis (Airing 11/11/11):
A Social Media Craze Disguises A String Of Bizarre Murders – The station is abuzz as Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) are called to a case where an innocent flash mob results in a gruesome homicide. As Nick delves further into the investigation, he learns more about his unique family history and finds himself at odds when he and Hank are assigned to protect a dark character from his recent past. Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz, and Reggie Lee also star.
"Lonelyhearts" Synopsis »
- The Woman In Black
If you’ve seen the first two episodes of Grimm – and if you haven’t, you should – you must have noted the standout character of Monroe, played by Silas Weir Mitchell (Burn Notice, Prison Break). Monroe is a blutbad, which (according to Grimm) long-ago humans corrupted into the name “Big Bad Wolf”. In his case, however, Monroe is a reformed blutbad who keeps his primary nature at bay through meditation, a good diet, and Pilates.
Mitchell is one of those actors you see often in all of your favorite shows, but can’t quite place him. You’ll be able to place him now, as he is one of the principal players in the new series. His character is a treat to watch. He was kind enough to take time out of his day to answer some questions from the press.
Shakefire.com asked him what he likes about the »
- Erin Willard
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