NBC's Grimm To End After Season 6

NBC's cult-hit fantasty series Grimm is set to end after its upcoming sixth season, NBC has [...]

Grimm

NBC's cult-hit fantasty series Grimm is set to end after its upcoming sixth season, NBC has revealed.

The network announced today that the "sixth and final" season of the series will premiere on January 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

The series has been a consistent performer in the Friday night slot -- one where it's hard to have true ratings success. A modest budget and solid-if-unspectacular numbers kept Grimm from going the way of other Friday night shows like Constantine, which lasted only a season but was more expensive to produce.

It's not yet clear whether the series is ending as a result of network cancellation or whether the showrunners felt that the story had run its course. As of this writing, I couldn't find anybody officially affiliated with the show tweeting about the end of the series, except for the show's official account. A number of cast members have been active on Twitter, though, posting some behind-the-scenes photos from production and appreciations ofthe late Gene Wilder.

You can see the announcement from the network's official Twitter account below.

"Grimm" is a drama series inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers' Fairy Tales. After Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) discovers he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as 'Grimms,' he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a Grimm.

"Grimm" is a Universal Television and Hazy Mills production. The series was created by David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf and Stephen Carpenter. Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner ("Sean Saves the World," "Hot in Cleveland") and Norberto Barba ("The Bridge") serve as executive producers along with Greenwalt and Kouf.