NBC pushes back ‘Grimm,’ gives ‘The Normal’ ‘The Voice’ premiere lead-in

In one minor schedule tweak by NBC, the network has managed to anger a good many “Grimm” fans while at the same time satisfy those hoping that “The New Normal” becomes a major success.

So what exactly happened here? Originally, the Peacock had schedule a new episode of “Grimm” to air after the premiere of “The Voice” season 3 on Monday, September 10 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time, which would clearly have been one of the show’s biggest launching pads ever. The goal on putting this show on August to begin with was to give it a showcase, but this ended up backfiring after the new reality show “Stars Earn Stripes” turned out to be a giant dud and a terrible lead-in.

Now, the next new episode of “Grimm” will not air until Friday, September 28, and this post-“Voice” spot has been handed instead to the Ryan Murphy comedy “The New Normal.” (Read our review of the pilot here.) This is clearly good news for this show, since it ensures that there will at least be some people interested in checking it out straight out of the gate. However, is it really that necessary? The show already has a nice lead-in in “Go On,” which has some of the greatest potential out of any new series that we have seen all summer long. It’s no offense to Murphy or anyone else, but we almost feel that “Grimm” was entitled to at least one good news of ratings after having to continually put up with terrible lead-ins almost ever since it premiered last year, whether it be “Chuck” or “Who Do You Think You Are?” or “Stars Earns Strips.”

What do you think about this move by NBC, and do you think it is a little mean to penalize a show like “Grimm” in this way? Or, do you see this more as a move to help “The New Normal”? We want to hear from you below!

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