NBC Dumps Ready for Love, But Promotes Grimm to Tuesdays

Guys, you're never going to believe this. NBC's reality dating experiment Ready for Love, in which three single, sexy (and very white) guys were paraded out in front of a trough of desperate women, is NOT the next new television phenomenon. NBC has pulled the show from its schedule effective immediately, and has not decided where or when the remaining episodes will air if they even surface at all, but I expect they will be readily available in Hell. Not to toot my own horn, but I called the show's abject failure somewhere between also predicting that the sun would rise and beer would taste good. 

But out of Ready for Love's ashes rises a sapling of good news for another show. Good old Grimm will move from Fridays to the plush Tuesday-night 10pm slot where Ready for Love's crater currently resides. That leaves Grimm in the enviable slot behind The Voice. Grimm has been NBC's duct tape as of late, taking long breaks or jumping around the schedule whenever NBC sees fit. 

Dateline will replace Grimm on Fridays starting April 26.

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Any time any 'reality' show gets axed is a time to smile, in my opinion. Now if only it would happen to the many others out there.
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Well said.
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Unfortunately there's only four episodes left of Grimm for the season, but this suggests that the network might be renewing the show and treating it with the respect it should have been.
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"Grimm has been NBC's duct tape as of late, taking long breaks or jumping around the schedule whenever NBC sees fit." this has been the best definition of the situation so far, and thus it perfectly proves why Grimm is such a solid show with a solid fanbase as it endured so much torture from the network since the beginning, and yet survived.. yet, please NBC stop messing with Grimm / testing its endurance; you have so few things working, just let them work.. please..
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"No way, I am totally shocked" said no one. I was subjected to the last 10 minutes of an episode recently and nothing felt authentic or made any sense, it was rife with gimmicks that seemed to serve to bring the show to a halt. And the underlying premise was dishonest to boot. Pretty awesome choice there, NBC. I'd love to have seen the development meetings where this got the green light, where gimmick after gimmick was laid on top of a clone of The Bachelor until it was sufficiently different, every step of the way network execs just nodding their heads in faux-agreement for the vision of the series under the pretense of excitement for the project when in reality they simply had no idea what they were doing and what this was.
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The very white guys comment refers to the lack of diversity on this particular piece of reality crap.
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Where is last night's preempted Grimm available online for viewing on my iPad?
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I don't know where to watch it online, but Grimm's Twitter feed says it will air next Friday.
Grimm ‏@NBCGrimm
#Grimmsters, tonight's episode will air next Friday at 9/8c.
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What in the world does "and very white guys" mean?
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I assume Tim is referring to the recent allegations of racist casting at the Bachelor and pointing out that this program doesn't even fill the need for a more diverse alternative.

If I remember the news coverage right, two African Americans who unsucessfully auditioned for the Bachelor sued alleging racially biased casting. The show won the lawsuit, but the news coverage drew public attention to the fact that the Bachelor & the Bachelorette have aired for years without ever casting a person of color as the main Bachelor / Bachelorette.

This season, the Bachelor was again Caucasian. But it did seem like show execs were trying to awkwardly make sure to keep more diversity until deeper in the elimination rounds.
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I know a lot of people don't like Bitsie Tulloch and/or Juliette, but am I the only one that's almost on the verge of quitting the show because of her? I like Grimm, but everytime I see Bitsie/Tulloch on screen, I feel like never watching Grimm again.

This past episode (or was it the one before it?) may have been the first time I managed to at least laugh at Bitsie's acting/Juliette's character, instead of the groaning, eye-rolling, and hair-pulling that I usually do, but I find myself disliking the actress and character sooooo much.
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You're not alone; I'm only sticking with it in the hope I get to see her eaten by something big and with super sharp teeth - *lots* of them. I know this is unlikely because the writers seem to be in lust with her, but I live in hope. I'd even settle for Renard or Adalind going all Hexenbeist on her and just plain old ripping her apart - seriously I am *not* picky, just so long as she *DIES*. Oh and *really* dies, not the pretend kind where the writers suddenly resurrect the corpse a few weeks later. No teasing, just slow painful death would make me do a happy dance.
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Oh you are definitely not alone on this! But I laugh at Bitsie's acting all the time, in a "for real? This person is actually an actor on a network tv show" kind of way; I can't even pay attention to the show anymore when her face appears (those faces!) The writer's of the show need to recognize this and do "something" about this character soon, unless it interferes with the actress' contract I can't see why they need her hanging around anymore.
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You're not alone. I mean, I don't hate Juliette... I actually liked her in most of season 1. But this season has been absolutely... awful. I hate how entitled she has felt with learning all of Nick's secrets. Maybe she should start with relearning his favorite color, yknow? Why go for the big things first and then throw a damn hissy fit when he says no?

I'm willing to forgive her still... But, boy, would I be excited if they end up just writing her off and having Nick move on.
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I stopped watching Grimm after episode 3 of season 2. There were many reasons why I stopped watching it. The voiced over opening credits, the very fake transformations and the fact that the actual Grimm was nothing special from an ordinary person. Sure, he could see 'them', but so as everybody else in the series. Plus, the main plot was getting a bit too ridiculous and weirdly enough it often reminded me of a soap. Is the show any better now?
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Genesistt said it best. Nick has become a bit Buffy-like in his skills, and he's only getting better. Seriously, one of the coolest episodes we've seen so far is Mr Sandman. You want a quick view of Nick's skills, I say bring up that episode. It's one of my favorites... possibly THE favorite of mine.
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They killed the crappy voiceover opening. It's actually very cool now. And our Grimm has gotten some new skills! His fighting technique is now right up there with other super people like Buffy and the like and in one episode he lost his sight and gained super hearing, which he managed to hang on to after he got his sight back. Seriously, go back and start watching again. You will NOT be sorry!
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thanks guys.. will give it another try
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Good news for Grimm and is there anyone who is surprised about canceling another reality crap?
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When I read "Promotes Grimm to Tuesdays," I was afraid I'd see that NBC had scheduled Grimm opposite NCIS at 8 pm. Happily, that wasn't the case! It would've been very hard choosing which favorite show to watch "live".
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I agree as soon as I saw that I was like please don't do that please don't do that. Thank god they didn't otherwise like you said I might have to watch it later and plus it would be cancelled because it would have low ratings to which I would point out to NBC ITS COMPETING AGAINST THE NUMBER 1 SHOW ON TELEVISION (and for good reason why its the number 1 show but I digress). Anyway just glad its in a time slot where I know it can compete but I will miss watching it on Fridays.
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I hope the new time slot gives Grimm a nice ratings boost, as well.
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I remember watching the first episode of Hannibal, I think and there was this constant reminder that Ready For Love was coming in 5 days. Well, that pissed me off and now I'm glad it's gone - reality piece of crap that idiots watch...
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Monroe+Rosalee=Adorable!
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Sounds good to me. I also watch Golden Boy at that time, but that will have to be recorded now that Grimm is there. Finally, a very reasonable time slot!!!
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This means I have to choose which one of three programs to miss from Tuesday. Friday is a bad night but who watches live anyway? At least with it being on Friday I knew I would be able to record it easily. this doesnt make me happy.
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I guess tonight's preempt will be shown next Tuesday?
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OH YEAH TUESDAY NIGHT GRIMM! Although I must admit, I felt the friday night deal kinda worked for the mood of the show, but whatever, as long they keep it coming!
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Literally just cheered for Grimm... and I sit down to watch the new episode, and NBC has the news on instead. *facepalm* Whyyyyy?
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Because right now what is going on in the news is more important. They had the marathon suspect surrounded and then captured. They are waiting for the FBI to speak! As much as I want to watch the new Grimm, this news trumps the tv show.
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Except that no important information was airing on my television. All I had was the same information being spat out again and again as I watched cop cars driving down the street with people cheering. They caught the guy alive. I am THRILLED, don't get me wrong... But I wasn't learning anything new.

Seriously, they really need to learn to just give updates during the commercial break when there's nothing happening. It would make people happy and keep them informed. If something was in the middle of happening, I could understand a bit more, but it was over with.

Oh well. I managed to watch it. Good episode, too.
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It's already online. Or wait till next week.
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"Ready for love" was done here in Argentina last year (Quién quiere casarse con mi hijo = Who wants to marry my son), and it bombed horribly. They advertised it immensely, and even the premiere's ratings were rather disappointing. It all went downhill from there, and then the channel started changing its schedule till it slowly disappeared off the air. It was so awful! Has this show been done in any other countries? I wonder if it has been a hit somewhere around the globe and that's why NBC tried to give it a shot...
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Here in Spain too, although I have no idea whether it's still on or if it was successful. It sounds utterly disgusting, like all realities. Eeek!
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YAY!!!!!!
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Grimm! *woot*

I think it'll do well in this new slot. What will it be up against on a Tuesday at 10 anyway?

Just checked - Golden Boy and Body of Proof (for now). I'd be more worried about the competition if Justified was still on. So I'll worry next season when Justified comes back lol.
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Moving Grimm to Tuesday will mess up my TV schedule. I will have to watch in on demand which means the ratings will plummet and NBC will cancel it.
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Even if Grimm does badly on Tuesday (which it won't), NBC isn't going to cancel it. They'll just put it back on Friday next season. It's a lock for renewal.
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As much as I want to believe this will help, shows that go BOING BOING around the schedule are only hurt by the confusion it causes.

I also want to point out that NBC has been promoting Ready For Love nonstop since FEBRUARY.
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Ready For Love = Ready for Death
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I enjoy Grimm very much and hope the show does well in this new slot. Although i have little doubt that it will, seeing that survived the slot it was in and actually managed to get some descent ratings. As someone said before, i just hope NBC doesn't push Grimm around too much and then wonder why it loses viewership.
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GRIMM!

Ahh, I hope this means good things.
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Finally, something to watch after my NCIS double shot.
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Oh, and I hope this greatly reduces -- or marks the end outright -- of Eva Longoria's ability to pitch lame shows to the networks. Now, if they could just do that to the even-more-deserving-of-a-total-shutdown Jennifer Lopez, who seems to have no worth to the entertainment industry whatsoever.
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This might actually be a good move by NBC... Is it snowing in hell rn?!
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Actually, I had come to enjoy watching it on Fridays. With Fringe gone, it filled the 9PM void nicely as a decent little bit of ridiculous fun. I'm glad it's getting a better time slot (not to mention a little respect from the network), but Tuesdays at 10PM are already a busy time for me, TV-wise. As KevinG87 more or less said, it'll now likely get shunted into the Watch Later pile rather than the Watch Live pile where it now resides.
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Hopefully "Grimm" has now found a permanent home, but picking up viewers is a hard thing to do when you start out on Mondays, moved to Fridays, take a 3 month long hiatus and then after coming back for a month it moves again to Tuesdays! I loved "Angel" so I search out the Jim Kouf/David Greenwalt shows, but such a plot oriented show needs to air consistently and such an awesome show deserves to have swaths of dedicated viewers.
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Yes, it deserves better, specially after the very long hiatus!
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Exactly. Eventually, it gets tiresome playing "Where's Waldo?" with your favorite shows and the various program guides.
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Hopefully it helps Grimm. But to me it seems like NBC gonna screw Grimm like ABC screwed Happy Endings.
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Then you are mistaken good sir. As many others have concluded, Grimm is doing well and it just stepped up a notch. With it's prime time slot on Tuesday it's surely going to pick up more viewers.
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I'd love to bask in the tears of shallow women sad about Ready For Love cancelled, haha.
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Love it! Tuesdays is the one day of the week that I have nothing to watch and it will be nice to see Grimm at that time. I just hope it stays that way, stupid NBC keeps changing their mind and ruin even their hit shows.
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glad for Grimm, but the good thing about it's current time slot was that I could watch it live, now I'll have to save it for later.

also, serves NBC right, taking a legit show off and tossing it to Saturdays to put this crap on? idiots.
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I love Grimm, I know it's silly but there's just something about it that I really enjoy. I hope NBC doesn't kill it by moving it around too much. Tuesdays at 10pm is a good time for me, because I already don't have anything I like to watch on Tuesday, but I wonder how many Grimm fans already watch something else that night?
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Finally. Grimm is really the best thing NBC has right now. It should be given a prominent spot on Tuesdays.

I mean seriously, who wants to watch another knock off of the Bachelor?
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A little bit of justice for Grimm after the long mid-season break.
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Love Grim !!!
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