Grimm‘s sixth season will also be its last, according to NBC. The Hollywood Reporter had the story.
NBC announced on Monday that season six of the fantasy drama will be the show’s final season. Season six will also be much shorter. Whereas the past five seasons consisted of 22 episodes each, season 6 will only have 13.
Grimm, produced by Universal Television and Sean Hayes’ production company Hazy Mills, originally premiered on NBC in October of 2011. The series was created by David Greenwalt (Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jim Kouf (National Treasure), and Stephen Carpenter (The Man). Grimm is a mix of police procedural and fantasy, featuring cops operating in a world inhabited by characters inspired by Grimms’ fairy tales.
Since it began, the show has been a staple of NBC’s Friday night line-up, outlasting several other short-lived series such as Constantine and Crossbones. It’s also one of the highest-rated scripted shows in the Friday night timeslot, with season 5 averaging “a 1.7 rating among the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demo and 6.4 million viewers when factoring in seven days of DVR”.
Elizabeth Tulloch, who stars on the show as Juliette Silverton, tweeted last night that while the cast is sad the show is ending, they’re “thrilled to be going out with a bang”. This seems to indicate that the cast and crew as able to give the show a satisfying ending. Tulloch also thanked Grimm’s fans for helping them reach 123 episodes.
Season 6 of Grimm premieres Friday, January 6th at 8 p.m. on NBC.