This morning, NBC has followed the recent trend of renewing programming well before the end of the TV season. The network is also trying really hard not to be outdone. While CBS and Fox have gone and renewed a few TV shows, NBC has announced the renewal of 5 shows.
Last night, NBC finally premiered its new drama Constantine, a new show about an exorcist and occult detective that also happens to mark the network’s first entry into DC’s comic TV realm. NBC has been looking for a stable series to pair with Grimm for quite some time, and Constantine may be a winner.
We hope everyone is still alive and okay after Fall TV’s first official premiere week. When you’re not catching up on broadcasts, head over to streaming for the best new options this week had to offer, including what I’m already calling one of the best shows of the year. Big talk.
NBC has officially unveiled their 2014-2015 lineup, which reveals some big changes to their schedule the most notable of which is a very different Thursday night line-up. NBC has traditionally blocked out four half-hour slots for comedies on Thursday night, however this Fall, they've set The Biggest Loser in the 8:00 p.m. slot, followed by two new comedies and then the return of Parenthood...
Grimm lives! People say Friday is a deathslot for TV, however genre programming seems to be an exception there, as is the case for NBC's Grimm. The underrated supernatural crime procedural has held its own on Friday nights for three seasons, and it's confirmed to get a fourth.
And just like that: everyone and their mother is getting in on the digital series game. First came the announcement that Jason Katims’ two stalwart series — >Parenthood and Friday Night Lights — were getting the tiny tube treatment, and now it seems that several other NBC series are getting the same in the wake of their series’ hiatuses, including Parks and Recreation, Grimm, and Chicago Fire. It’s almost as if the networks are taking the Internet seriously or something.
The crime procedural and television go together like peanut butter and jelly, or green eggs and ham. Or, like a serial killer and a jail cell — which is probably why they’re so darn popular. For over fifty years, the crime procedural has dominated television: from Dragnet to Columbo, 21 Jump Street to Law & Order and beyond — all of these iconic procedural dramas made the case for, and canonized, the methodology behind the madness, now and forevermore. In fact, crime procedurals are the number one US television export. We seem to really love them, huh?
While Monroe and Rosalee begin to get domestic with their relationship, it looks like the series is planning to introduce us to Monroe’s parents at some point this season. E.T.’s Dee Wallace and Friday Night Lights’ Chris Mulkey have been cast to play Monroe’s parents. And from what’s being reported, it doesn’t sound like they’re all that supportive of their son’s lifestyle choices.
Thank Grimm it’s Friday! Also thank Dracula, as NBC has made the wise choice to pair their newest drama series with Grimm, creating a two-hour block of supernatural fun for TV viewers who like their drama with a bit of bite in it. Grimm returns for its third season tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET, after which Dracula makes its grand debut at 10:00 p.m. on NBC.
NBC is set to bring Grimm back this Friday night. Since it's been months since the series aired, your memory of the events of Season 2 may be a bit rusty. Allow us to offer you a refresher course in where things left off and what's coming up in the series' third season. We'll start with this handle recap video, which takes us through the highlights of last season. (Season 2 spoilers ahead!)
September is upon us, and with it comes the return of our favorite TV shows, as well as the premieres of many of the new series on deck to debut on network and cable TV. From the early starters, including Boardwalk Empire, Sons of Anarchy and The Legend of Korra, to the October arrivals, including Grimm, American Horror Story: Coven and The Walking Dead and everything in between, we have plenty to look forward to this fall!
For those of you looking for an escape from what's left of the summer festivities, there are some great options on Amazon Prime. Last week, we offered you a selection of excellent, currently-airing TV shows consisting of three seasons or fewer, which were available streaming on Netflix. Today, we have a new list with the same criteria for shows that are not available to Amazon Prime subscribers. Those looking to get caught up on some worth-watching TV series ahead of their respective new seasons may want to give these a try.
Grimm has been written off and predicted for cancellation more than a few times, but thanks to a very vocal group of followers who will gladly tune in on Friday nights, the show has continued churning out eccentric and brilliant content on the regular. Today’s Comic-Con panel seems destined to operate as a pretty big thank you from the fans to the stars/ creators and the stars/ creators to the fans.
Names involved with each of the above shows will be in attendence, including Spader, but also Megan Boone, Hugh Dancy, David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, and a star-studded Community panel featuring Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Ken Jeong, and Dan Harmon, who recently returned to the series as showrunner. SNL and soon-to-be late night host Seth Meyers is also set to appear at the Hulu panel
Earlier this week, CBS showed us their Fall 2013 TV premiere schedule. Today, NBC has followed suit, laying out the premiere dates for their new and returning series this fall, including the return of The Voice, Grimm and Revolution, as well as new series Dracula, The Michael J. Fox Show, The Blacklist and Sean Saves the World