NBC Moves 'Grimm' to Tuesdays at 10PM, 'Ready for Love' Pulled from Schedule

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April 19th, 2013


via press release:


UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — April 19, 2013 — NBC is moving its drama “Grimm” to Tuesdays (10-11 p.m. ET) beginning April 30, behind a previously scheduled two-hour episode of “The Voice.” “Grimm” will remain in that 10 p.m. Tuesday timeslot through May 21.

“Dateline” will replace “Grimm” at 9 p.m. Fridays, beginning April 26.

It has not yet been determined when or where remaining episodes of “Ready for Love” will be aired.

  • Tom

    Ready for Love getting yanked is not a surprise; Grimm filling in is.

    NBC should just air the Grimm repeats in its normal slot, but will probably just expand Dateline (especially with Boston coverage).

    Those will be some thin (content-wise) episodes of The Voice if they are really getting stretched to two hours.

  • Alex

    Interesting. So what if Grimm does well, will NBC leave it there permanently or still move it to Fridays this Fall? If Grimm fails, then it’s easy to move it back to Friday.

    Depends how well it does and how much of that success can/is attributed to The Voice. I imagine it’ll return to Friday night though. They’ll want to try something new out of The Voice next season I’d have thought and I still can’t see any reason to move Parenthood from that Tuesday 10PM slot.

  • Fake Me Out

    While I hope it helps Grimm I fear it will, in the long run at least, hurt the show … remember the NBC execs are the Anti-Midas … every time they touch something it turns into unprocessed bovine waste product … damn monkeys!

  • DryedMangoez

    It’s not a bad move for Grimm. It has a very dedicated fan base. If it gets a boost from The Voice, great.

    If not, it’ll return to Friday next season and do the same amount of business.

    If it weren’t for the 2-hour Voice episodes, Grimm at 9pm and Hannibal at 10pm would be ideal.

  • s0303

    personally i don’t see this helping grimm that much…of course it will rise somewhat behind the voice (i’m guessing 2.0-2.2) but most people who have wanted to give grimm a chance have watched it already…hannibal is a new show and that slot could have brought more new viewers to the show than new viewers to grimm…

  • iMember

    All those saying Grimm will flop, here’s something you need to know.

    1. NBC aired an original episode of Grimm last season on Thursday night @ 10 and it did exactly the same as it did on Friday.

    2. NBC aired like three episodes of Grimm on Monday late summer, and it still managed to pull its normal Friday ratings PLUS a few extra points.

    Also, Grimm has always had TERRIBLE lead-ins so it has never depended on anything to keep its ratings up.

    In conclusion, Grimm will not flop, it can only stay the same or improve with an actual lead-in this time. Also, it’s a lock for renewal. So all you saying it’ll flop or you hope it flops, you can go away now. Bye!

  • DryedMangoez

    Also to note, The Voice was originally scheduled to have 2-hour episodes on April 30 and May 7 anyway. So there’s nothing yet on what will air on May 14 and 21 before Grimm at 9pm.

  • tommie

    @The Observer – SUCKS BIG TIME for Grimm fans. Next season will be the last if they don’t move it back to Fridays, where it is safe.

    Grimm has been tested in different timeslots and it’s always the same result – devoted audience follows it there and when it doesn’t get as high ratings as they wish they move it back to Fridays.

    Grimm won’t be badly affected in the long run by this move, even if it doesn’t work out. In fact, they might pick up a few new viewers.

  • Alex

    Those will be some thin (content-wise) episodes of The Voice if they are really getting stretched to two hours.


    Although April 30 and May 7 should be fine as two hours. I’m assuming those will be the Knockout and Playoff shows which may have been originally scheduled as two hours anyway. The April 30 show certainly was. The results shows for the rest of May are going to be problematic though. Although I suppose they could just wheel out various coach performances and the like so it’ll at least be relatively easy to pad with some kind of content.

  • MichaelChickless

    I think they should put Grimm at 9 and Hannibal at 10 on Tuesday


  • Mike


    Grimm pulled some of its highest ratings during the weekday this season……

  • Anthony

    This move only makes sense if Grimm is going to air after 2 hour episodes of the Voice the rest of the season. It isn’t going to be a very well promoted move, since it is so sudden, and with moving Ready For Love, besides a 2 hour Voice, nothing is scheduled to air at 9pm. Uprooting a show to a new slot without proper promotion is dangerous, hopefully this works out.

  • were123

    This is a smart decision, although I think Hannibal was the better option, but Grimm is fine too. If it retains a good portion of The Voice (which won’t be hard, considering how low the bar has been set by others shows), NBC might leave it there and maybe put Hannibal on Fridays 9PM. I think that could work out somehow

  • Michael

    I feel bad for Bill Rancic. He keeps tweeting that next week’s episode is going to be “EPIC.” LOL…

  • Alex

    I think they should put Grimm at 9 and Hannibal at 10 on Tuesday

    Yes because moving a first season show that’s aired just three episodes to a brand new day and timeslot is always a winning strategy.

  • Kangarookeeper

    @ Michael I completely agree with you. 3 hour Voice would be great.

  • SJ

    Finally NBC does something right!

  • Anthony


    Grimm pulled some of its highest ratings during the weekday this season……

    Yes but that was with a massive Olympic advertising campaign behind it, not a two week window of promotion for the move.

  • Lucky

    Not shocked that “Ready for Love” failed. Those match makers were just too much.

  • Alex

    It isn’t going to be a very well promoted move…

    Its not happening until April 30.

    They’ll have tonight’s episode of Grimm to promote the move to Grimm’s audience. Two Monday and Tuesday showings of The Voice to promote the move to a wider audience and maybe another Friday airing of Grimm to promote the move to the shows audience. I’m not sure if Grimm is scheduled to air another original next Friday or not. They’ve got time to get the word out there. It won’t be an amazingly extensive campaign but its not like they won’t have the chance to tell anyone.

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