The future looks bright for the Brothers Grimm at 30 Rock. Deadline reported this morning that NBC’s freshman fairytale crime drama has been renewed for a second season with a 22-episode order. It’s the first of several early pickups of existing shows at the network, and it’s the first NBC series to get a renewal for next season.

When it premiered, ‘Grimm’ had one of the strongest showings of the network’s 2011-2012 season, and it has continued to deliver steady ratings ever since in it’s Fridays at 9:00pm timeslot. It’s one of three surviving dramas on the schedule this season, with the other two being ‘Awake’ and ‘Smash’. The other dramas that had places in the lineup, ‘Prime Suspect’, ‘The Firm’, and ‘The Playboy Club’, were all cancelled.

‘Grimm’ presents a cop drama with a dark, fairytale twist. It stars David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt, a descendant of criminal profilers known as Grimms who keeps the peace between mythical creatures and humans in Portland, Oregon.

One of two fairytale projects on television right now, the other being ABC’s ‘Once Upon A Time’, the genre of adapted fairytales is really taking off on the big and small screen. With movies like ‘Mirror Mirror’, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, and ‘Maleficent’, plus ABC and The CW’s separate ‘Beauty and the Beast’ TV pilots, we won’t be seeing the last of these things for a while.