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30 Jan 2014

Spoilers – Woman in Black

Unfortunately, “Grimm” fans will have to wait a whole month before the series airs another new episode since NBC will dedicate its primetime spots to airing the 2014 Winter Olympics. However, once the Olympics are over, the thrilling drama series will return with an all-new episode filled with twists and horror.

In the last episode, Monroe endured one hell of a family reunion after he proposed to Rosalee and his parents, played by guest stars Dee Wallace and Chris Mulkey, decided to surprise him and Rosalee with an early arrival to Portland to celebrate the big news. However, while there, things get intense when Monroe’s father attacked Nick.

On Feb. 28, NBC will air “Revelation” in which an old friend will come to town. NBC has yet to issue an official aynopsis for the episode, but DreadCentral reports that it is written by David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf and directed by Terrence O’Hara.

Later on in the season, “Hostages” actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio will mark her return to the series as “Grimm’s” Woman in Black, TVLine reports exclusively.

In the spring the actress will reprise her role of Kelly Burkhardt, Nick’s mother who has been dubbed the Woman in Black. Although the “Grimm” matriarch has been missing since Season 2, Juliette discovered earlier this season that she has been keeping in touch with Nick via email. There is also speculation that Kelly’s return will be connected to another character who is not Nick. She will appear in multiple episodes.

“Revelation” airs on “Grimm” on Friday, Feb. 28 at NBC.

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15 Dec 2013

“Grimm” Ties as the #1 Scripted Show of the Night on the Big 4 in Adults 18-49

“Grimm” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) ranked #2 in the two-hour time period among the Big 4 in adults, men and women 18-34. “Grimn” tied as the #1 scripted show of the night on the Big 4 in adults 18-49.

L+3 Time-Shifting: The prior week’s “Grimm” earned the show’s biggest time-shifting lift ever going from “live plus same day” results to “live plus three day,” growing by 1.15 rating points from a 1.58 to a 2.73. In L+3 rating, “Grimm” ranked as the #1 show of that night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. On a percentage basis, it’s a gain of 73% in 18-49 rating in three days. In total viewers, the Dec. 6 “Grimm” set a series record for biggest L+3 overall audience, growing to 9.008 million viewers, which tops the 8.757million in L+3 for the show’s season premiere Oct. 25. That Dec. 6 telecast delivered 6.323 million viewers in “live plus same day” and then grew by 2.685 million or 42% in L+3.

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10 Dec 2013

David Talks Season 3 Midseason Finale

Three years in, “Grimm” is finally playing around with the Christmas legend of Krampus. Star David Giuntoli admits German fans have been begging the NBC show for years to craft an episode around the beast-like anti-Santa ever since their first season, and he’s excited they can now deliver.

“Who knew Santa had horns?” Giuntoli laughs of the upcoming two-part midseason finale “Cold-Blooded”/”Twelve Days of Krampus” during a recent conference call. “We ruin Christmas for everybody and it’s gory and it’s wonderful.”

As “Grimm” has grown, so to has Nick’s confidence in his position as a Grimm. That has been highlighted in Season 3 as Nick continued to expand the book of fairy tales in episodes like in Dec. 6th’s “Stories We Tell Our Young.” Moving beyond the traditional Grimm folklores has been fun for Giuntoli, but he says his favorite episodes are still the ones that are based on stories viewers have been hearing about since they were children.

But he’s also game to play around with the tried-and-true “Grimm” formula. That’s a tendency has been seen thus far in Season 3 and will continue to be showcased in the upcoming two-hour midseason finale.

“I think that anything that kind of throws a curve ball into what the audience is expecting on this show [is good],” Giuntoli says.

In Giuntoli’s perspective, there are three major villains on the show right now: Adalind, Renard and Alexis Denisof’s Viktor Albert Wilhelm George Beckendorf. By the end of the midseason, he teases that there will only be two central villains to be worried about — though The Villain has yet to be defined.

But that trio won’t be the only ones causing problems for Nick. He also has to monitor how many more people find out about his “Grimm” life and has to maintain those currently in it.

“Whenever someone finds out who’s not ready to find out about the world of Grimm, you have to be very delicate,” he says. “We’re filming an episode right now where somebody else sees something for the first time.”

There also will be some trouble between Monroe and Nick as Monroe begins to question whether Nick is just using him. “It’s great because am I using Monroe?” Giuntoli says. “I think it’s kind of cool that this stuff is coming to the surface in Season 3.”

At least this new formula for “Grimm” is working. “Stories We Tell Our Young” matched the show’s series premiere ratings, and the viewers are continuing to grow. That gives Giuntoli and the rest of the team at “Grimm” more room to play around with their mythology.

“We love being a Friday night stay in and kind of freak out the kids kind of show,” Giuntoli says. “It’s what we love.”

“Grimm” airs Fridays at 9 p.m. on NBC.

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25 Nov 2013

Celebrate December’s Friday the 13th with a Grimm Double Feature

2013 Closes out with another Friday the 13th in December, and NBC is running a double feature of “Grimm” that night: Episodes 3.07 and 3.08, “Cold Blooded” and “Twelve Days of Krampus,” in which we also meet the new Royal in town.

“Grimm” Episode 3.07 – “Cold Blooded” (airs 12/13/13; 9-10 PM)
A CRIME WAVE BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO AN URBAN LEGEND — As a deadly crime spree begins to surface, a century-old urban legend takes shape in Portland’s sewers and becomes Nick’s (David Giuntoli) latest case.

In Europe, Adalind (Claire Coffee) meets Prince Viktor (guest star Alexis Denisof), who’s come to bring those responsible for his cousin Eric’s demise to justice.

Meanwhile, Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) responds to the recent attempt on his life. Bitsie Tulloch, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, and Bree Turner also star.

“Grimm” Episode 3.08 – “Twelve Days of Krampus” (airs 12/13/13; 10-11 PM)
A DARK JUSTICE DESCENDS ON PORTLAND AS THE CHRISTMAS SEASON BEGINS — After a string of delinquent teens go missing, an old Wesen tale of an evil Santa who brings more than just a lump of coal may be the prime suspect. The investigation intensifies as Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) take things a little too far.

Meanwhile, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) enlists Juliet (Bitsie Tulloch) to surprise Rosalee (Bree Turner) for their first Christmas together with unintended results.

Elsewhere, Captain Renard’s (Sasha Roiz) tour of Europe brings him closer to tracking down Adalind (Claire Coffee). Reggie Lee also stars.

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22 Nov 2013

Episode 5 Delayed Tonight, Not Airing Til Next Week

Hey Grimm fans. We’ve got some bad news for you guys, just as you were starting to get back into the grove too. What a shame. Yep, the new episode 5 of season 3,titled, “El Cucuy,” is being delayed until next Friday, November 29th at 8pm central time.

It turns out that NBC has opted to air the “Where Were You: The Day JFK Died Reported By Tom Brokaw” instead,because as we all know, they can’t just let it go. Year after year, they rehash the same damn thing with the same damn,awful conclusion.

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11 Nov 2013

Season 3 Spoilers: David Giuntoli Talks His Character’s After-Zombie Effects and More

One of the wishes I have for Season 3 of “Grimm” is for Juliette to get much more involved in the action. In fact, I even hoped for her to get a chance to save Nick. While the latter of the two wishes may not come true, it seems I will get the first one.

“Juliette’s role becomes so much better in Season 3,” David Giuntoli said in a recent interview with TVLine.com. “We just filmed an episode where she absolutely takes charge and goes crazy violent on these horrible perpetrators. She gets to be so much more active. She knows what’s going on. She’s in on the secret, and she uses her veterinary skills and moxie to really help out Team Grimm.”

Juliette may have to save Nick, not from Wesen, but eventually from himself. Nick is currently still in some sort of Zombie state. His heart rate won’t go up even when he’s increasing his exercise. For some reason, Juliette seems to be more concerned about Nick’s health than he is.

“What is going on there? You can never fully undo the undead zombie portion of your past. It comes back every now and again,” Giuntoli tells TVLine. “There are some side effects. You can’t just completely wipe it out. I kind of go dead every now and again. Maybe it’s going to be one of my super powers. It’s not unlike the possum: I just go dead in moments of fear. I’m collecting small, maybe they’re super powers? Some would see them as weaknesses. But Grimms use them to their advantage.”

According to the preview for Friday’s episode, Team Grimm is going to go up against a mermaid who may have the ability to turn men into scary looking fish people. (Sounds fun.) How will she be stopped?

“Grimm” airs Fridays at 9/8c on NBC. Check out Giuntoli’s full interview with TVLine here.

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