“Grimm” will come to a close after its upcoming sixth season, NBC said Monday.
Announcing the premiere date for Season 6 in a press release, the network stated “the final season” will begin at 8 p.m. ET/PT Friday, Jan. 6. It will run 13 episodes.
Season 6 will follow the battle fans have been long waiting for: Nick versus Capt. Renard. With the forces of Black Claw silenced, Nick (David Giuntoli) will face a familiar foe in Capt. Renard (Sasha Roiz), who is now the mayor-elect of Portland. Nick must take a stand to protect his city and those closest to him, especially his child with Adalind (Claire Coffee), and it will take the full force of Nick and his allies to find a way to bring the peace.
Also in the final chapter, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) will grapple with bringing a child into a new and tumultuous world, plus Eve (Bitsie Tulloch) faces unsettling identity issues as her former self lurks below the surface. Russell Hornsby and Reggie Lee also star in the final season.
“Grimm” has been a steady Friday night staple for NBC, hitting the 100-episode mark last season. Launching in 2011 on Friday nights, the first season averaged 6.3 million viewers, while the second season, which shifted timeslots from Mondays to Fridays to Tuesdays, averaged nearly 7 million viewers.
The show moved back to Friday for its third season, when it averaged nearly 8 million viewers, and has stayed on that night ever since with the fourth season dipping to around 7 million viewers and the most recent fifth season hitting an audience of nearly 6 million (Live +7 ratings). Season 5’s same-day average was 0.9 in adults 18-49 and 3.94 million viewers.