March 16, 2012

THE SKED: “Grimm” is No Fairy Tale

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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NBC, taking its successes where it can find them, has renewed GRIMM for a second season.  The show has done solidly on Friday nights, with ratings in the mid-1s that often win the hour, so it was never in any danger of being cancelled–the question for next season is whether NBC feels confident enough to move the show to a tougher night.

The interesting decisions for NBC, of course, are still to come.  Unless SMASH collapses in the next week or two, it’s virtually certain to be renewed, and ARE YOU THERE, CHELSEA? with its atrocious 1.1 score this week is all but dead, but what about low-rated AWAKE and UP ALL NIGHT?  Now that the pick-up process has started, we’ll know soon enough.

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."