Universal Media Studios to Premiere NBC’s New Supernatural Series “Grimm” at Comic-Con

Imaginative Series Hails from the Creative Minds Behind Acclaimed Series’ ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and ‘Angel’ and Marks New Producing Project for Emmy Award Winner Sean Hayes

Universal City, Ca (June 27, 2011) Universal Media Studios will premiere the innovative supernatural television series GRIMM at this year’s Comic Con International, offering attendees an opportunity to exclusively screen the pilot episode and participate in a Q&A with the cast and creators of the upcoming fantasy series on Saturday, July 23.

GRIMM, debuting on NBC this fall, is a provocative police procedural with supernatural mythology, inspired by the classic Grimm Brother’s Fairy Tales. With an original “crime-fighting meets story-telling” premise, the series promises a new world of police work where the cases have a storybook connection, but not always happily ever after.

The inventive drama hails from writers/executive producers Jim Kouf (“Angel) and David Greenwalt (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and the producing team of Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner (‘Hot in Cleveland’) as executive producers.

Kouf and Greenwalt will join the full cast at the Comic Con premiere screening and panel including: David Giuntoli (“Turn The Beat Around”), Russell Hornsby (“Lincoln Heights”), Bitsie Tulloch (“Quarterlife”), Silas Weir Mitchell (“Prison Break”), Reggie Lee (“Persons Unknown”) and Sasha Roiz (“Caprica”). More details to be announced at a later date.

Grimm” is a production of Universal Media Studios and Hazy Mills Productions.

via NBC Press Release

NBC Drops The Event and Passes on Wonder Woman…

NBC passed on the Wonder Woman pilot from David E. Kelley and Warner Bros. TV. Kelley changed Diana Prince’s character a bit by making her CEO of a major conglomerate by day and a heroic Amazon by night. The pilot got mixed reviews at test screenings and people did not like the costume…The wardrobe department went back to the drawing board but even that didn’t help. Maybe Warner Bros. TV can try to shop the pilot to the CW to fill the gap that Smallville will leave behind?

NBC’s Chuck has been renewed for a fifth season but this will be the final season of Chuck. We pulled out a victory, securing a fifth season of only 13 episodes. It is sad that it will be the final season, but at least we got there right? Creator Josh Schwartz tweeted: “What’s the square root of 25” and “ The passion of the CHUCK fans has been heard again… We are all truly lucky to have the greatest fan base on tv. Thank you. … I will have more details soon… Very happy for the cast and crew.”

NBC dropped The Event, the sci-fi action drama. The show was about aliens living among us covertly and seemed to work at first and the ratings dropped gradually…

Chelsea Handler’s sitcom just got a series order. Laura Prepon will star in this comedy based on Chelsea’s best-selling memoir (Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea) about her life as “a 20-something woman who has a very honest and provocative point of view on dating, friends and family.”

The comedy, Free Agents, was picked up. It’s a remake of a British sitcom about two co-workers (Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn) who fall for one another.

Another comedy was also picked up–Bent. It stars Amanda Peet who falls for a sexy surfer dude she hires to re-do her kitchen.

BFFs (Best Friends Forever) was picked up and it stars Stephen Schneider. It’s about a woman and her live-in boyfriend who take in her pushy best girlfriend.

Grimm is a fantasy drama starring David Giuntoli (Privileged) as a police detective whose mission is to protect from Grimm’s Fairy Tale characters in the real world. The cast also includes, Silas Weir Mitchell (Prison Break), Sasha Roiz (Caprica), Bitsie Tulloch and Kate Burton.

NBC has picked up Chad Hodge’s The Playboy Club? Set in 1963, the drama centers on the opening of the first Playboy Club in Chicago. The cast, which includes Amber Heard, David Krumholtz, Eddie Cibrian and Jenna Dewan-Tatum, was asked to agree to a nudity clause for the pilot (The nude scenes are expected to only be used for DVD and international versions of the show).

Awake (described as an Inception-like drama) is from Kyle Killen and it follows the simultaneous and parallel lives of a detective who can not let go of any aspect of his fractured family after a horrible car accident. Besides Jason Isaacs, it also features Wilmer Valderrama (That 70s Show), Laura Allen (Terriers), Cherry Jones (24), Steve Harris (The Practice) and Michaela McManus (The Vampire Diaries).

Prime Suspect, the series adaption of the acclaimed British miniseries. Maria Bello plays a tough NYC detective.

Steven Spielberg’s musical drama Smash. It’s a musical drama that follows a group of people putting on a Broadway play about Marilyn Monroe starring Debra Messing, Katharine McPhee, and Anjelica Huston.

Up All Night stars Christina Applegate as a woman juggling work and motherhood. Maya Rudolph and Will Arnett costar.

Whitney is a sitcom that stars comedienne Whitney Cummings and it’s about a young couple in a committed relationship.

NBC has dropped Law & Order: Los Angeles even  after the show was reworked midseason and the ratings continued to drop. 

The comedy Outsourced is done.

Mann’s World didn’t make the cut either. It was a drama about a hairstylist, and the Civil War-era Western Reconstruction.

Ron Moore’s 17th Precinct didn’t make it either.