NBC: 'Grimm' Is Certain To Be Renewed

Categories: Cancel/Renew Index,Cancel/Renew NBC Shows

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September 24th, 2013

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Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2013-14 season in May, 2014. (includes results from September 16-22, 2013):

Program Status
Grimm (F) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Who says that the Cancellation Bear always brings bad news? He's starting off the 2013-14 season with only good news!

Grimm is certain to be renewed at the end of the 2013-14 season.

The show will begin its third season in 2013-14. At the end of this season, it will be within one more full season of the 88 episodes (give or take a couple) which currently seems to be the minimum for extra profitable stripped syndication. It's the only show produced by NBCU's Universal Television that's in its third season on NBC (recent carnage having thinned the rest of the herd), and is a lock for season four.

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*shows no longer on the air have their Renew/Cancel Index "frozen" at the point they left the schedule.


  • :oops: - certain to be cancelled by May, 2014
  • :cry: :cry:- more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2014
  • :| :| :| - toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2014
  • :) :) :) :) - more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2014
  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: - certain to be renewed by May, 2014

The Renew/Cancel Index is the ratio of a scripted show's new episode adults 18-49 ratings relative to the new episode ratings of the other scripted shows on its own network. It's calculated by dividing a show's new episode Live+Same Day adults 18-49 average rating by the Live+Same Day new episode average of all the new scripted show episodes on the show's own network. The network's average ratings in the calculation are not time weighted (ex. hour long shows are not weighted twice what 30 minute shows are).

(F) -Fridays: Shows airing on Fridays were renewed with significantly lower than average Indexes.

How have the Renew / Cancel Index Worked Out In Past Seasons? See all the Renew / Cancel Index predicted renewals and cancellations from recent past television seasons.

  • Jeff (Canada)

    Hooray for Grimm! Season 1 was great, and season 2 was even better. Let’s hope the trend continues for season 3.

  • Bill

    Love grimm

  • alexjones

    for a moment there I thought grimm season 3 had already premiered and I hadn’t noticed. Anyway I agree, syndication makes the show a lock for season 4.

  • Dan

    Grimm is doing very well for NBC, unlike other networks, NBC is hard to predict but this could be the last season for Parks & Rec, Community and Parenthood and maybe SVU.


    Grimm is so cool & definitely safe; Dracula, anyone?

  • Mere

    Don’t jinx it! lol Seriously that is great news!

  • cimmer

    Hoping for a great season and also hoping that NBC will quit moving the show around and just leave it on Fridays all season this time. lol

  • PurpleDrazi

    Yay for Grimm! Love that show.

  • Lord Seth

    Haha, I love that you’re doing this before they even premiere!

    You’re right though. Even if Grimm tanks in the ratings (which is always possible despite it doing decently its last two seasons), they’ll still want it to get syndication numbers.

  • k:Alex

    I’m only worried about Revolution, Ironside
    and the Thursday comedy’s this fall (this could be a hit or a big lose, but the fact that their is a multi-cam back on that day, could be a first step back in the reel good hit sitcoms as the 80’/90′, and people finally don’t like CBS comedy’s that much).

    Blacklist is locked with The Voice on full power,
    Chicago Fire is weird with the ratings but good enough (it can stand on it’s own, that’s a important fact) and it has The Voice power.
    Dracula is already a Friday show, so low expectations and I think it will do good in the most important group, 18-49.

    Parks&Rec + Parenthood will get a new season, like in the 80′ they need a lot of bricks to before they will win. The Voice is only the foundation.

  • tim gueguen

    The Blacklist looks like a pricey to produce show, which probably means it’s going to be pretty ratings sensitive. And of course as with all shows that have a heavy story arc going on some potential viewers may avoid it out of fear of getting sucked into the story, only to have it cancelled without a resolution.

  • Parker

    Love this article’s prediction and hope it’s correct. Grimm is a great show and deserves to be discovered by a larger audience (as Sleepy Hollow has). Can’t wait for Grimm’s S3 premiere!

  • Alex999

    No way NBC guaranteed Grimm’s renewal before the first episode of the new season comes on. It can’t possibly survive with all the great shows on this year. Surprised it was renewed for the 3rd year. Each week is like a cookie cutter of the week before. The star, what’s his name, is totally forgettable.

  • Debsafan

    NBC, you have very few shows worth watching and getting rid of Grimm, would be a big mistake. But it wouldn’t be your first or you last. I love Grimm and will watch it as long as you show it.

  • Joe

    Parks & Rec will probably crash and burn against BBT, but I think NBC will give it a short final season next year. It’s too soon to tell with Community – remember where it was this time last year…?

  • Ultima

    No way NBC guaranteed Grimm’s renewal before the first episode of the new season comes on.

    You misunderstand. The renew/cancel index, bubble watch and polls are simply predictions of what is going to happen.

    NBC hasn’t renewed Grimm, however it is a safe prediction that it will be renewed because the vast majority of shows that reach ~66 episodes are renewed for syndication.

    It can’t possibly survive with all the great shows on this year.

    There’s a lot of potential great shows, but Grimm is money in the bank. It’s renewal is not only possible, but very probable.

    Surprised it was renewed for the 3rd year.

    You really are new to this. Ignoring the already mentioned syndication potential, the primary factor in a show’s renewal is its performance in the Adults 18-49 demographic relative to the other shows on the network. Based on its ratings, Grimm was never in any danger of cancellation last year, so its renewal should not have come as a surprise.

  • EatMorePez


    So you think NBC should have canceled Grimm last spring simply because you don’t like the show, relative rating be damned?

  • Ultima

    I’ll go with an early prediction for both Community and Parks & Rec.

    Outside of an unlikely change in ratings trends for the shows, both will be well below the network’s average and will be canceled.

  • StevenD

    I’m going on a limb and saying that Parks and Recreation goes out like 30 rock, and gets renewed for a shortened 7th season

    Community will depend on the ratings, because its in syndication. At this point (5 seasons) I’d be shocked if NBC doesn’t deliver the “6 seasons” part.

    SVU really depends on how the rest of the dramas go. The original went out with 20, CI with 10, why not SVU with 15? I think it’ll get renewed though because its a self starter, but I see it moving back to 10

    Chicago fire has The Voice boost and a spin off,so I can’t see any situation where Chicago fire doesn’t get a third, and in turn fourth season

    Revolution and Parenthood simply have to rate better then their previous time slot holders and they’d have a shot

  • Some Guy

    Can we all take a moment to remember that TVBTN predicted the first cancellation of the 2011-2012 season would be GRIMM?

    Oh, how times have changed…

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