NBC Renews 'Grimm' for the 2012-2013 Season
NBC Renews 'Grimm' for the 2012-2013 Season
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
NBC has renewed Grimm for a second season in 2012-2013. This marks the first series renewal from the network this spring.

As first reported by TVLine, Grimm, a solid player on NBC's Friday nights, will be coming back for season 2 in the fall.

This supernatural mystery focuses on a homicide detective, Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli), who finds out that he is descended from a long line of "grimms" -- essentially hunters of fairy tale creatures. Many of Nick's police cases directly involve such creatures, leading to unusual twists that he must keep secret. Although similar to another new program, ABC's Once Upon a Time, in its debt to classic fairy tales, Grimm paints a different picture. The show's decidedly adult tone echoes gritty procedurals and cult shows like The X-Files rather than anything reminiscent of Disney.

Not caught up on Grimm? Read the recap of the most recent episode here.

Unlike so many other new show introduced by NBC in the fall 2011 season -- RIP The Playboy Club, Free Agents, Prime Suspect, The Firm -- Grimm has performed reasonably well. The most recent episode, airing on March 9, brought in 5.2 million viewers to the 9pm timeslot of the notoriously dead Friday night. DVR numbers have been high too, with an 87 percent increase in viewers over 7 days.

With this renewal of Grimm, speculation can now begin about what other NBC programs might get early renewal notices. The sad state of affairs in the field of NBC ratings means that few shows are guaranteed hits certain to come back in the fall. NBC has not yet indicated the fates of its other shows, even though heavy-hitting competitor CBS has already renewed 18 of its programs for the 2012-2013 season.

Grimm also stars Silas Weir Mitchell, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz and Reggie Lee. It airs Fridays at 9pm on NBC.

Do you watch Grimm? Are you surprised that this is NBC's first renewal? What other NBC shows do you want to see return in fall 2012? Leave your comments below!

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