NBC Renews Grimm and Blacklist

NBC has announced it is renewing its hit sci-fi drama “Grimm” for the 2014-15 season. The network previously picked up “The Blacklist,” starring James Spader for a second season. NBC is winning the season in adults 18-49, and ranked #1 for the first time in 10 years this late in the season. The network is up 20% versus one year ago, with its highest rating 25 weeks into the season in six years.

With the renewal, “Grimm” — the popular Friday night series inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales — will now head into its fourth season. “Grimm” is the #1 Friday series on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox so far this season in adults 18-49, averaging a 2.5 rating, 8 share in adults 18-49 in “most current” averages from Nielsen Media Research. This is a 4% gain versus the show’s rating at this point in the season last year, while “Grimm’s” average of 8.1 million viewers overall is up versus one year ago by 17%.

David Giuntoli stars as Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt, who discovers he’s descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as Grimms. He increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a Grimm.

The series was created by David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf and Stephen Carpenter. Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner and Norberto Barba serve as executive producers along with Greenwalt and Kouf.

The series also stars Bitsie Tulloch, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Bree Turner, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz and Claire Coffee.

“Grimm” is a Universal Television and Hazy Mills production.

“Grimm” has been nominated for two People’s Choice Awards, two Satellite Awards and a Saturn Award. “Grimm” was also nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding stunt coordination.

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