Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? Not NBC.

“Grimm” is a new fantasy drama series inspired by the classic Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Guintoli, “Turn the Beat Around”) is a homicide cop who finds out he is a descendant of an elite group of hunts, known as “Grimms.” The Grimms fight to keep humanity safe from supernatural creatures.

As Nick digs deeper into his past, he finds out that all those things from under the bed/in the closet/lurking in the shadows are, in fact, real. Russell Hornsby (“Lincoln Heights”), Bitsie Tulloch (“Quarterlife”),
Silas Weir Mitchell (“Prison Break”), Reggie Lee (“Persons Unknown”) and
Sasha Roiz (“Caprica”) also star. Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner (“Hot in Cleveland”) serve as executive
producers, Jim Kouf (“National Treasure,” “Angel”) and David Greenwalt
(“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel”) are the creators/executive
producers and Marc Buckland (“My Name Is Earl”) is the director.

“Grimm” will air Friday nights at 9 p.m. following “Chuck.”

NBC entertainment chair Robert Greenblatt says of the pairing, “We wanted to do some reinvigorating on Friday night. We really wanted to get more scripted shows on Friday night. We liked ‘Grimm’ a lot, we didn’t want to just put it out there with nothing leading into it. I personally like ‘Chuck.’ I know it’s been on the bubble perennially, but if we have a chance to transport an audience to Friday night, it might be something that has a real loyal following.”

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."