The good news for “Grimm” is that NBC spent plenty of time at their TCA panel touting just how happy they are with the success of their Friday-night drama series. The bad news? Thanks in part to the show airing in August thanks to a promotional campaign and the London Olympics, the show is going to need to take a lengthy hiatus until March just to make sure that it is even still around to air new episodes until May.
Thanks to the event today, we have a brand-new extended promo that at least gives us a sense at just where the show is heading … and there will be plenty of action. Expect a great deal of violence, some surprises, and some of the super-cool special effects that for whatever reason seem to totally work for this show (even though they don’t for others).
As for what Greenblatt is so thrilled with the “Grimm” success, it’s simple: even though it ranks behind “Shark Tank” at the moment as Friday’s top-rated show, this is continuously one of the most-recorded shows on TV, with oftentimes it adding over 70% to its original 18-49 viewership after the fact. This means that there is an audience out there for the show, and it gives the network greater flexibility to see if they can get any of these people watching live. This is why the show was moved temporarily to Mondays in August, even though that experiment didn’t work thanks to a terrible lead-in. Ironically, the show has always struggled to find good lead-in audiences, and the one time it did (with “Mockingbird Lane”), the show was canceled.
What do you want to see unfold on “Grimm” season 2 moving forward? If you want to check out some more scoop on “Grimm’s” current ratings, you can do so over here.