Exclusive: NBC Renews Grimm For Season 2

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The folks at Grimm got some scary-good news today: NBC has picked up the freshman spooker for a second season!

The Friday drama has been a rare bright spot this season for NBC, which has seen nearly all of its rookie dramas — The Playboy Club, The Firm, Free Agents and Prime Suspect — quickly crash and burn.

With its most recent outing, Grimm drew 5.2 million total viewers and a 1.5 demo rating, but of significance is the fact that at last tally, it’s 18-49 numbers enjoyed the largest increase — 87 percent! — of any network series in DVR Live+7 data.

TVLine’s Renewal Scorecard has been updated to reflect the news.




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Comments (101)

  • Yay! Such good news!

    Comment by Mikaylah – March 16, 2012 10:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Best show on broadcast channels, right up there with cable programs like Justified and Walking Dead.

      Comment by FredMertz65 – March 17, 2012 10:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Thats too far….

        Comment by shaun – March 19, 2012 09:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • shut the hell up!!! its a good show you twat

          Comment by bob – May 20, 2012 05:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Totally agree!

        Comment by Djohnston – May 22, 2012 03:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i so love grimm plz keep it on 4 good cant wait yahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

      Comment by ma – April 21, 2012 07:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • woohoo! we LOVE Grimm :) <3

      Comment by rsupa@hotmail.com – May 12, 2012 09:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news! ;)

    Comment by J – March 16, 2012 10:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fabulous news. I rather enjoy Monroe a lot.

    Comment by Cinders – March 16, 2012 10:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What a pleasant surprise! I didn’t think this would get a second season. I think this should also make fans of Parenthood and Harry’s Law feel a little more confident about renewal!

    Comment by TV Gord – March 16, 2012 10:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • AWESOME! This is definitely one of my favorite new shows! Can’t wait to see what they will have cooked up for season two

    Comment by Taryn – March 16, 2012 11:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Excellent news! I agree it’s NBC’s bright spot, though I am loving “Awake” too, but have less hope for it. Still, this is happy-making for we Grimmsters.

    Comment by Pam – March 16, 2012 11:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That is Fantastic news !
    I love the show & Monroe.

    Comment by Laurel – March 16, 2012 11:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • We are all very happy in the workplace!

      Comment by randy bernard – April 9, 2012 09:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay! I’m so excited!!

    Comment by Crady – March 16, 2012 11:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good to hear! I know my mom really likes this show. Maybe I’ll catch up on it during the summer…

    Comment by Little Scarf Girl – March 16, 2012 11:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Y-E-S! Doing my happy creature dance! :)

    Comment by kirads09 – March 16, 2012 11:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great News! :) I really enjoy this show, but PLEASE change the air time. Its against Fringe and Supernatural, which take precedent. I usually watch Grimm on Hulu.

    Comment by Melissa – March 16, 2012 11:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOVE THIS NEWS! Makes up for no new Grimm today. It has become must-see TV for me.

    Comment by Kay – March 16, 2012 11:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grimm gets good ratings in its time slot and I think there are better odds at winning the lottery than at Fringe getting picked up for another season (sadly, as I’m a fan), so that’s one less thing to worry about. I just hope they don’t try to move it around because Grimm’s numbers for Friday nights are great, but Grimm on any other night? Cancelled.

    Comment by T – March 16, 2012 11:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So happy! Grimm is a really good show! one of my favorites :)

    Comment by Elyse – March 16, 2012 11:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Same here! GRIMM is the show I most look forward to on Fridays.

      Comment by Lorie – March 16, 2012 11:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I LOVE this new show…so happy to hear it…I watch it Friday then turn to Merlin. One of my favorite television nites!

        Comment by Janeen – March 17, 2012 10:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Totally. Me too. Luckily Merlin’s been picked up for another season as well. I’d be devistated if either got the ax.

          Comment by Msk – April 7, 2012 05:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Congratulations are in order for all you Grimm fans out there! I just hope & pray (as a huge Fringe fan myself) that somehow Fringe also is renewed! I have not caught an episode of Grimm yet,but,now that it’s renewed-I may at least check it out.

    Comment by jennifer – March 16, 2012 11:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Such good news! Despite not being the stars, my favorites are Sasha Roiz (Captain Renard) and Silas Weir Mitchell (Monroe), though. A really good ensemble.

    Comment by arial – March 16, 2012 12:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s my 2 favorite characters too!

      Comment by Nina – March 17, 2012 05:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I love those two characters too.Sasha Roiz maskes me drool and I love
      Monroe!

      Comment by Elizabeth Barter – March 17, 2012 08:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes!! Of my new shows this season Grimm And Person Of Interest made it. Sadly Terra Nova did not. (If NBC would pick up Terra Nova it could be a bright spot for them as well as the ratings were decent. Just saying.)

    Comment by Renee – March 16, 2012 12:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You and I are on the same page! Grimm and POI are the best in a lot of years. I, too, am sad that Terra Nova didn’t make it:(.

      Comment by Andrea9192 – March 16, 2012 02:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hope smash, & awake are renewed as well

    Comment by Nick – March 16, 2012 12:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m so happy about this!! As a portlander (now living in CA) and a fan of GRIMM, I’m sp happy to know that i’ll continue get to have a little bit of home on my tv every week!!

    Comment by Maggie – March 16, 2012 12:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hey, your hometown is beautiful! I never realized how amazing Portland looked unti I started watching Grimm. I want to visit there someday now.

      Comment by Nina – March 16, 2012 02:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please not Harry’s Law. So horrible…my eyes…

    Comment by Abby – March 16, 2012 12:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh thank goodness. It seems every time I get hooked on a show it gets cancelled. For once NBC makes a good decision!

    Comment by Deena – March 16, 2012 12:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yay!! I agree every time I like a new show it goes away. And I love this show!

      Comment by Barb – March 17, 2012 12:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Me, too. I REALLY like this show. I was worried, though. I really liked a show called “Roar”, too, long ago, and the network replaced it with some stupidity called Ally McBeal or something.

        Comment by Tina – March 23, 2012 09:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes yes!! My family loves this show!

    Comment by Jacquenette – March 16, 2012 01:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Monroe!

    He is definitely my favorite character.

    So polite and sophisticated. Loved when he was introducing himself to the girlfriend, showing better manners than the Grimm dude.

    Comment by Dee – March 16, 2012 01:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news! I’m really enjoying this show. It keeps getting better and developing the mythology and characters week to week. Glad that Nick and Monroe dynamics will continue and are not being broken up. Thanks for the good news.

    Comment by Cecelia – March 16, 2012 01:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay!! Good for NBC, they got one right with this one :)

    Comment by Kristina – March 16, 2012 01:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This news has definitely cheered me up! I love Grimm and I look forward to new eps later this month.
    Also, I know everyone loves Monroe but Nick is actually my favorite character. Nick is a much more quiet and subtle character. I enjoy his relative calm and control toward all the freaky stuff he has to deal with.

    Comment by Nina – March 16, 2012 02:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great show……can’t wait for the new season to start

    Comment by natalie – March 16, 2012 02:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank you! Quite an imaginative series–which I am enjoying immensely.

    Comment by Liz – March 16, 2012 02:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’M SO ELATED!!! I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Officer Grimm! YES!!

    Comment by tony – March 16, 2012 02:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome… Really like this show… Only bad thing is I have to watch it on demand or on nights Supernatural isn’t on… I really hope this show gets a long run…

    Comment by jennifer – March 16, 2012 02:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cool…but I do still miss The Playboy Club.

    Comment by Randy – March 16, 2012 02:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hooray! I love this show and the wonderful way it mixes procedural and urban fantasy elements.

    Comment by Ashley – March 16, 2012 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m so excited!!! Great news!!

    Comment by Den – March 16, 2012 03:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES! I will have a chance to act in some speaking roles on Grimm instead of just being in the creature crowd…This is my favorite show of all time!

    Comment by Andrew D. Ford – March 16, 2012 03:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • We LOVE this show! So glad it is coming back! My husband even downloaded all episodes to be sure we didnt miss one..We didnt! Each show just gets better and better! CSI meets spookville! :)

    Comment by angel – March 16, 2012 05:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • BOO!!!

    Comment by BOO – March 16, 2012 05:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Excellent show, I look forward to watching Grimm on Friday nights to wind down from a tough work week. So happy to hear it’s been renewed for season 2, love the show…..keep up the good work, excellent writing,and actors

    Comment by Judy – March 16, 2012 05:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Wind down? lol I about peed myself when the Blutbad grabbed the red-garbed jogger. I know I spilled my soda all over the place…

      Comment by Tina – March 23, 2012 09:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • does anyone know when we can see the 2nd series

        Comment by natasha – July 9, 2012 03:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So happy!!!!! I love this show

    Comment by Cam – March 16, 2012 06:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When is Grimm going to come back?

    Comment by Madison – March 16, 2012 06:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yippee! This is Grimmtastic News! It’s such a fun show, thanks NBC.

    Comment by s. – March 16, 2012 08:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank you for Season 2!!!! Love the fabulous stories and amazing makeup!!!!! Monroe just draws me into each scene! So nice to forget about the real world for 1 hour. Thanx!!

    Comment by Linda DeMeyer – March 16, 2012 08:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for Silas!!!!

    Comment by Carrie – March 16, 2012 10:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grimm news indeed!! Is there a site that illustrates & provides biographies of the Grimm creatures?!! If so where?!!

    Comment by James M. Holden – March 17, 2012 12:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That is fantastic! I love this show! So happy one of my 3 favorite shows did not get canceled! Cheers for Grimm!

    Comment by Pamela – March 17, 2012 03:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This show is really good. NBC came up with a very imaginative story and put together a great cast. It is so good to have real drama with real talented actors. A welcome change from this cheap reality crap that is so mindless and a waste of time. THANK YOU NBC Keep it going.

    Comment by Tim – March 17, 2012 06:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ‘The Firm,’ which is an excellent show, did not crash and burn. The series launched on Thursday nights after NBC’s much vaunted two-hour string of comedies. As we all know, the Nielsen ratings system is a hopelessly flawed system that does not accurately quantify how many people are actually watching a given show. All it does is tell the industry how many people who have chosen to have a Nielsen box in their home are watching a given show. ‘The Firm’ had poor Nielsen numbers, because most people who have Nielsen boxes tend to like CBS’s blue-collar-slanted comedies, its endless iterations of forensic procedurals, and played-out reality shows like ‘American Idol’ and its derivative ‘The X Factor.’ If NBC cared so much about Nielsen numbers, why would they put a potentially good drama, like ‘The Firm’ or ‘Prime Suspect’ after two hours of underperforming comedies, according to Nielsen analysis. According to Nielsen, NBC’s much ballyhooed Thursday night comedies are barely watched either, and yet somehow NBC expects freshman dramas to perform “Nielsen well” after a two-hour lead-in of mediocre comedies. Why doesn’t NBC consider canceling some of these comedies?…Because many of them are fronted by SNL alum. And we all know that comedies fronted by SNL alums have to be great t.v., because the NY-based media tells us that the NY-based SNL is the greatest thing ever, right? Wrong. NBC, if you chose to be ruled by the outdated Nielsen rating system, please be: 1) smart and don’t put freshman dramas after two hours of underperforming (according to Nielsen’s own numbers) comedies, no matter how much you love said SNL-alum-fronted comedies; and 2) equally judicious and cancel those Thursday night comedies that perform equally as “Nielsen poorly” as ‘The Firm.’ ‘The Firm’ is an amazing thriller. It is well acted, the ensemble is tight, and the storylines are very interesting. I would love to see a crossover between ‘The Firm’ and ‘The Good Wife’ as both shows are smartly written, well-paced, and are populated by people that can actually act. I would love to see Mitch team up with Alicia and Ray team up with Kalinda. Americans are too easily guided by the Nielsen rating system. ‘Mad Men,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘A Gifted Man,’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ are all incredible shows, but they will never be as “Nielsen popular” as the laugh-track dependent ‘Two and a Half Men’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ perhaps because things aren’t exploding every two seconds and perhaps because they require thought, don’t insult the viewers’ intelligence, and aim to recreate life as much as possible so that in the end the viewers will actually care about the characters. Still, American t.v. is better served by having shows like the former rather than umpteen seasons of the latter. ‘The Amazing Race’ is not as “Nielsen popular” as ‘American Idol,’ but yet, it rightly has won a string of Emmys. The same can be said of ‘Mad Men,’ which only a few million Nielsen viewers watch every week. Americans, we need to unite and insist that Hollywood strive to put out good art and not be guided by a rating system that we all know is outdated and has made no attempt to catch up with the times.

    Comment by tuftsoftune – March 17, 2012 08:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This is such a well thought out response. We need good scripted drama. Remember the demographic groups above 49 that are intelligent want shows that prompt thought and discussion. Let me add other well written dramas such as Magic City, Damages. Please keep these coming and don’t let Nielsen ratings rule the day!!!

      Comment by Bertha Blanchard – May 13, 2012 07:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay! I love Grimm. Like I said before I was so excited to find a show that is awesome and yet clean enough that I can watch with my kids. My 5yr old loves monroe. I hate that I have to wait so long for the next one. Come onnnn Grimm.

    Comment by Jeannie – March 17, 2012 09:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • More Monroe for me!!!

    Comment by Sandrine – March 17, 2012 12:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ждём продолжения :) Great news!

    Comment by Sergio – March 17, 2012 05:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • We love Grimm! My daughter myself and even my husband! I’m disappointed when it’s a rerun but am excited it was picked up for another year. And many more to come I hope!

    Comment by Rita – March 17, 2012 08:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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