Watch the First 20 Minutes of Grimm and the Opening of Chuck's Season 5 Premiere (VIDEO)

We're only days away from network television's Primetime Fairy Tale Super Smackdown, with two fantastical shows based on children's bedside stories premiering over the next seven days. ABC's Once Upon a Time (from a couple Lost writers, as the commercials will not let you forget) begins this Sunday, and NBC's Grimm debuts a week from today.

Once Upon a Time's head start hasn't gone unnoticed at NBC; the network has posted the first twenty minutes of Grimm online in hopes that it will catch your eye first. And if twenty minutes isn't enough for you, you can follow Grimm on Twitter (@NBCGrimm) to get a special code to watch the entire pilot. Of course, you are expected to Tweet nothin' but sweet praise in return.

As a bonus, NBC has added the first few minutes of Chuck's Season 5 premiere, which also debuts next Friday. Watch about five minutes of it at the end of the video above.

Which new fairy tale show are you more excited about, Grimm or Once Upon a Time?


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Just watched OUL, i liked it! was very cool how it intertwined all the stories and I see it has a lot of potential.
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okay... explain how you are able to see the pilots of both these new series, if this is the week that both are to air?
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I've seen both pilots and they both look good. Will be watching Once Upon a Time, however NBC had to put Grimm on friday at 9 so I won't be able to watch it unless it's on demand the next day
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I've seen both 'Once Upon a Time' and 'Grimm's" first episodes and i liked both, Grimm is lot darker but they both seemed very interesting, i'll be watching them.
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Based on the promos for Once Upon a Time I can tell it's something I won't be interested in. I watched the first episode of Grimm and really hope it does well. It was interesting, humorous, and dark. There were no characters I didn't care for and it seems like it could be a great show if handled properly. Here's hoping NBC moves it to a different night/time slot as it will have a hard time against Supernatural and Fringe's established sci-fi/fantasy fan base.
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once upon a time seems very... 12-year-old-like with the pretty make up and the overly done characters.
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I saw the entire pilot of Once Upon A Time back in June, and personally, I can't wait for more! It's extremely well done and intriguing. Hope the rest of the viewers think so too cos' I'd like this show to stay around for a long time.
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I'm going for Grimm. As someone else said, it seems darker. I got the feeling that Once Upon a Time was sort of a light fluffy show, not sure if I'm wrong on that.
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Darker does not mean better.
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Sweet!
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u know some of the times i just hate these things enu... telling me that "We're sorry, but the clip you selected isn't available from your location. Please select another clip."
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It seems only US can watch this,,, but the rest of the world can watch it from here , part 1 and part 2 of the first 20 minutes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ejchcoLhMw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHY7G_65c7c

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"We're sorry, but the clip you selected isn't available from your location. Please select another clip." - Hey, everybody who's not American, do you get this generically conceited message as well, or is it just us Canadians?
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ejchcoLhMw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHY7G_65c7c
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Doesn't work in the UK either. Big suprise.



The message makes it sound like the clip might work if I take my laptop into another room. Why doesn't it just say "this only work in the US, so f*ck you!"
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Same problemo. Apparently Canadians aren't the only ones who are discriminated against by American networks.
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Well, at least their discrimination isn't discriminatory.
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Where in Canada are you from, Archie?
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i wont watch any of this i dont like things to be ruined and i like surprises so im not going to watch a second of this.
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*Sigh* For a second there, I thought this would actually be available to Canada.
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why do people watch clips of shows online? i'd rather wait for it to be HD on tv lol
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Grimm looks pretty good actually, definitely darker than "Once Upon a Time", which I like.

It's much more like the actual fairy tales.

Since it's on NBC, however, it will probably be canceled, because even though they're in desperate need of a solid drama, these are the same network executives that thought The Playboy Club would be a success...
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I agree. And....Science fiction shows don't do well on NBC either. Plus, they put it on a Friday against SPN and Fringe?? They couldn't have picked a different night?? Do they even want this this show to succeed?? It doesn't look too bad, though.
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Thanks for the warning, I won't watch another show from Lost writers. One deus ex machina storyline is enough for a lifetime.
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Oh, yay!! The Lost writers! The commercial should say, "from the geniuses who brought you, the island is a cork.."
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Agreed. I'm glad they advertise it that way, now I know not to waste my time with that show.



Lost was terrible.
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Well, wrong, but ok.
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Wonder which one of these two shows will be the first to be cancelled?
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