Sometimes, fairy tales do come true. Aww! Grimm, NBC's new procedural with a fairy-tale twist, joined the NBC family last fall with little fanfare behind it, a crummy Friday-night slot, and the claim of being "that other new fairy-tale show." Now it's the first new NBC series of the 2011-2012 season to make it to Season 2.
Battling fellow genre shows Fringe and Supernatural on Friday nights, Grimm has performed well enough to be one of NBC's more surprising shows, though that ain't saying much. Its most recent episode, which aired March 9, drew just over 5 million viewers and a 1.5 in the 18- to 49-year-old demo.
Though overshadowed by the more flamboyant fairy-tale drama Once Upon a Time, Grimm has a pretty unique thing going for it. It's dark. Even... grim, one would say. Ouch, sorry about that. Plus it's filmed in my city, Portland, Oregon, so it's got a beautiful setting to match its tone.
This is likely the first of many renewals by NBC to come. Which other new shows are you hoping will get good news?