NBC Gives ‘Grimm’ A Full Season

The fairy tale inspired procedural will also get a tryout on a new night.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

There's no question about it, fairy tales are popular on TV this fall.

On the heels of a full season order for "Once Upon A Time" at ABC, NBC has picked up the back nine episodes of "Grimm," bringing the first season up to a total of 22 episodes. Very loosely inspired by Grimm's Fairy Tales, "Grimm" follows Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli), a young homicide detective who discovers an innate ability to perceive strange creatures hiding beneath an appearance of humanity. Burkhardt also learns that he is a descendant of a line of monster hunters known as Grimms

Russell Hornsby costars as Hank Griffin, Nick's partner on the police force, with Sasha Roiz as the secretly evil Captain Renard and Silas Weir Mitchell as the reformed "big bad wolf," Eddie Monroe.

"Grimm" debuted strongly against the seventh game of the World Series, before slowly diminishing in subsequent weeks. Regardless, the show has been one of the few bright spots on NBC's fall schedule.

"This series is turning the traditional procedural drama on its head and is attracting a loyal following for us on Friday nights,” gushed NBC chairman, Bob Greenblatt in a prepared statement. “We love where it’s going creatively and we’re excited to deliver more episodes to our audience.”

Although "Grimm" is currently on the midseason schedule for Friday nights, NBC has plans to give the show a tryout in the Thursday 10PM slot formerly held by "Prime Suspect." On Thursday, December 8, NBC will air a new episode of "Grimm," with an additional new episode set to air the next day in its current time slot. If "Grimm" performs well on Thursdays, it may quickly be moved from the Friday death slot.

So, if you're a fan of "Grimm" and like your procedurals with a touch of the fantastic, then have I got a show for you:



You should really try "Fringe" on Fox. Trust me, it's fantastic.