Four months ago, the once popular series, “Grimm,” got an extension from NBC for a sixth season but it’s truncated down to just 13 episodes. This was both good news and bad news for the fans of the show as at least they get closure and not immediately canned.
The main reason for NBC’s decision to cut down the series, and likely have the final “Grimm” season is because of its dwindling TV ratings. It was falling behind other networks series set on Fridays, like “Vampire Diaries”, “The Originals” on CW and “Sleep Hollow” on Fox. Other shows from ABC and CBS had also outperformed Grimm Season 5.
The original full set of a series for Grimm series was at 22 and fans now have to settle for just 13 episodes when it returns on air in January 2017.
With fans protesting NBC’s move to cut it down to about half the original number of episodes and plans to can the show after Grimm Season 6, there is now an online petition requesting the studio to re-consider their decision on the show.
Thus far, the “extend the Grimm series petition” has 7,419 supporters, as of September 12.
“Grimm fans want at least a season 7. We are petitioning NBC to reconsider their decision or another network such as TNT, to pick it up,” the petition from “Grimm fans” stated and started by a user named “Grimmster Family”.
“Grimm is a unique show with a huge range of stories yet to tell. We love the characters and the story lines keep us on the edge of our seats. It’s a Friday night staple. It is one of the few culturally diverse shows on television and has strong female characters. It has a huge local and international fan base, who are incredibly loyal and dedicated. The cast and writers are brilliant, hardworking and fan friendly. It has the best crew in the business. It is filmed in Oregon, where it receives tax incentives and creates local jobs.”
Grimm is about a homicide detective, Nick Burkhardt (played by David Giuntoli), who has supernatural powers, which helps him catch creatures with supernatural abilities. It also stars Russell Hornsby (as Hank Griffin), Silas Weir Mitchell (Monroe), Sasha Roiz (Captain Renard), Reggie Lee (Sergeant Wu) and Elizabeth Tulloch (Juliette).
NBC has not commented yet on changes of their plans for the Grimm series. But the show’s fans are hoping that their online petition convinces the NBC heads to add at least another season after Grimm Season 6.
Photo courtesy: thepetitionsite/Grimmster Family