TV: NBC Orders More Episodes For Grimm, Up All Night

Posted: November 22, 2011 in Television
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NBC announced it will give the fantasy crime drama series Grimm a full-season pickup with an order of 9 more episodes. The pickup comes after Grimm posted a 1.6 adult 18-49 rating this past Friday. And if that wasn’t good enough news for Grimm fans, NBC will move the show to the Thursday 10PM slot and out of the black hole known as Friday night television. NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt said:

“This series is turning the traditional procedural drama on its head and is attracting a loyal following for us on Friday nights. We love where it’s going creatively and we’re excited to deliver more episodes to our audience.”

This was exactly the move Grimm needed to stay relevant, and it’s much deserved. It’s one of the more curious and interesting shows to premiere this fall. And while I have my doubts and reservations, I’ve been entertained for the most part through four episodes. By moving it to the highly-popular Thursday night comedies on NBC, Grimm should receive the extra exposure it needs to gain cult-like status.

NBC also announced it has ordered two more episodes for another rookie show — Up All Night. That brings the total first-season order to 24 episodes for the parent & new baby show, the latest vote of confidence after the network said it would move it to the post-The Office 9:30 slot on Thursday nights. Up All Night has had some kinks early on (mainly on the part of Maya Rudolph), but they’ve showed signs on improving, finding its own pace and voice without becoming too outrageous and cheesy.

The good news: we don’t have to watch Whitney on Thursday nights any longer.

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