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'Grimm' renewed for sixth season as Friday night series readies to tell new tales

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Tue, Apr 5th 2016 07:15 pm
`Grimm`: Pictured, from left, are Jacqueline Toboni as Trubel, David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt, Russell Hornsby as Hank Griffin, Bree Turner as Rosalee Calvert and Reggie Lee as Sgt. Wu. (NBC photo by Scott Green)
"Grimm": Pictured, from left, are Jacqueline Toboni as Trubel, David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt, Russell Hornsby as Hank Griffin, Bree Turner as Rosalee Calvert and Reggie Lee as Sgt. Wu. (NBC photo by Scott Green)

Popular Portland-based drama continues to introduce compelling new characters 

The war on Wesen rages on! NBC's Friday night drama series "Grimm" has been renewed for a sixth season.

Jennifer Salke, president, NBC Entertainment, made the announcement.

"We absolutely love what our producers and cast have accomplished over the past five seasons," Salke said. "They have created a whole new world of creatures and have a truly devoted fan base. We can't wait to see what comes next."

This season, "Grimm" originals are averaging a 1.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.4 million viewers overall in "live plus seven day" results from Nielsen Media Research. "Grimm" is one of the most time-shifted series on the broadcast networks, growing by an average of 90 percent in adult 18-49 rating (from a 0.91 to a 1.73) and more than 2.4 million viewers overall (3.9 million to 6.4 million) going from "live plus same day" to "live plus seven day" Nielsens. "Grimm" also generates an upscale audience, indexing at a 111 among adults 18-49 living homes with $100,000-plus incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those high-income homes).

As the nefarious forces of Black Claw take hold of Portland, Nick (David Giuntoli) must take a stand to protect his city and those closest to him, especially his child with Adalind (Claire Coffee). It will take the full force of Nick and his allies to find a way to bring the Wesen uprising to a halt.

Now that Capt. Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz) is poised to make his move to power, his allegiance to Nick will be tested and he will consider drastic measures to ensure his place of authority.

"Grimm" also stars Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee and Bree Turner.

"Grimm" is a Universal Television and Hazy Mills production. The series was created by David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf and Stephen Carpenter. Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner and Norberto Barba serve as executive producers along with Greenwalt and Kouf.

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