Bad news. As the new fall TV season is getting ready to kick off, unfortunately that means that the networks are making some tough decisions as to which existing shows to cancel. The latest casualty is veteran supernatural drama ‘Grimm’ which NBC has announced will end after the upcoming sixth season. Fans were already concerned when, after five 22-episode seasons, the network only ordered 13 episodes for the sixth. Also, instead of debuting before Halloween as it has in the past, new episodes wouldn’t arrive until January. Now it’s official, this season will be ‘Grimm”s last.
‘Grimm’ has attracted a devoted fan following but after its kickoff, NBC didn’t do much to promote it. Even so, the show really hit its stride during the 2011-2012 season. The show aired on the wasteland of Friday night, arguably the worst night for original programming. But despite that, the show attracted about six million viewers on average, making it one of the highest-rated scripted shows for that night.
The fact that NBC owns the show may have helped it carry on longer than had it been owned by a different studio or if it had been on another network. Like most fantasy/sci fi shows, ‘Grimm’ is more expensive to produce than most shows. But the show is also successful internationally.
As for the events on the show, Capt. Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz) has risen to power as mayor elect of Portland. Nick (David Giuntoli) must take a stand to defend his city, his loved ones and his new baby with Adalind (Claire Coffee).
At least the show’s creators know ahead of time that the show is ending, so ‘Grimm’ won’t end on a cliffhanger that never gets resolved.
Are you a fan of the show? Are you sad that ‘Grimm’ is coming to an end?