TV News: Grimm, Grace, Beacon, Salem

NBC has renewed the Friday night genre drama “Grimm” for a sixth season. The show remains a consistent ratings performer for NBC on Friday nights, averaging a 1.7 rating and 6.4 million viewers in Live+7 results. It is also one of the most time-shifted series on broadcast television, improving by an average of 90% in the demo.

“Grimm” joins a roster of previously renewed series for the 2016-17 broadcast season which includes most of NBC’s current series. The few shows with undetermined fates include “The Mysteries of Laura,” “The Night Shift,” “Undateable” and new shows “Crowded,” “Game of Silence,” “Heartbeat” and “Telenovela”. [Source: The Live Feed]

Grace and Frankie
Netflix has released the trailer for the second season of its comedy series “Grace and Frankie” which returns May 6th. Season 2 picks up with Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin) moving forward with their lives after their husbands (Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston) revealed they are gay and were leaving them for each other.

Beacon 23
“Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles” creator and “Avatar 3” scribe Josh Friedman has been hired to write and executive produce a TV series adaptation of Hugh Howey’s sci-fi adventure novel “Beacon 23” for Studio 8.

The series of five novellas is set in the 23rd Century and follows a shell-shocked former soldier who mans a lighthouse beacon for spaceships. He must face his demons when the beacon fails endangering thousands of lives. Jeff Robinov will produce. [Source: Variety]

WGN America announced today that the third season of “Salem” is set to premiere this Fall during Halloween week. They’ve also released a new teaser trailer. Marilyn Manson will guest star this season as the bloody barber surgeon Thomas Grinley.