The co-creators of the procedural/fantasy drama television series 'Grimm,' David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf, have signed a new Overall deal with Universal Television. An overall deal is when a studio has decided you are so valuable that they contract you for all of your services in television; Greenwalt and Kouf won't be producing series anywhere else for some time.
Under the pact, the writing partners will continue as executive producers on the NBC series, which was recently renewed for a third season. 'Grimm' earned an early renewal from NBC brass, as it has outperformed despite timeslot changes and a blending of genre conventions. Inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers fairy tales, 'Grimm' is the only series from NBC's 2011 season that has survived into season three. NBC is underperforming in the ratings, having slipped to fifth overall amongst the main American networks, hence the massive cutting of programs since their 2011 slate.
Despite holding a notoriously difficult Friday timeslot, 'Grimm' is the night’s No.1 series in adults 18-49. Its most recent second season (6.9 million viewers, 2.4 in 18-49 in Live+7) was up 14% in 18-49 and 12% in total viewers vs. Season 1.
Greenwalt and Kouf act as executive producers on 'Grimm,' along with Universal TV and Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s Hazy Mills.