Comic-Con 2013 Schedule for Wednesday’s Preview Night and Thursday, July 18th Includes SHERLOCK, ENDER’S GAME, DIVERGENT, and More

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Comic-Con has released their schedule for Wednesday’s preview night and for Thursday, July 18th.  For those who haven’t attended Comic-Con before, “Preview Night” is when the Exhibitor’s Floor is opened, and collectors fight tooth and nail for exclusives.  Studios also screen pilots for TV shows that are set to premiere in the fall.  Then on Thursday, we have one of the strangest Hall H line-ups I’ve ever seen.  It begins with a line-up of animated shorts followed by the sci-fi indie Europa Report, and I have no problem with that, but Hall H is usually reserved for stuff that will pack the house.  Granted, that will come later in the day, especially with what’s sure to be an amazing panel: Entertainment Weekly’s The Visionaries, which will be an hour-long conversation between Edgar Wright, Marc Webb, and Alfonso Cuaron.  As for Ballroom 20, the powerhouse of the day is Sherlock, although I would have switched that with Dexter, which is finishing out the day in Hall H.

Hit the jump to check out everything from Hall H, Ballroom 20, and other highlights from the Comic-Con 2013 schedule for Wednesday, July 17th and Thursday, July 18th.

David Giuntoli Talks GRIMM and What Fans Can Expect, Including Big Fights, Roommates, Romance, Friendships, the Mother-Son Dynamic and More

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When the NBC drama series Grimm returns tonight, Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) is back and ready for vengeance.  After having learned what’s really been going on, Nick and Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) finally go head-to-head, while Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) and Renard’s undeniable attraction reaches dangerous new heights.  The show also stars Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee and Bree Turner.

During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, show star David Giuntoli talked about where things will pick back up, the big fight he had to shoot with co-star Sasha Roiz, how Nick and Captain Renard have to still find a way to work together, what kind of roommate Nick will make for Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), what it was like to get to explore the mother-son dynamic with actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, how much he’s enjoyed the change in the Nick-Hank (Russell Hornsby) dynamic, who else he’d love to find out about Nick’s secret, and what he’d like to see from the Nick-Juliette relationship.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers

GRIMM Season Two Preview; Plus Catch Up on Season One in 7 Minutes

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NBC’s fairytale-tinged police series Grimm started out last year in a grim spot in the schedule (Friday nights, to which it will return in September), one of many supernatural shows popping up just about everywhere.  It seemed at first a direct competitor to ABC’s Once Upon A Time, which quickly gained a rabid following.  But besides their supernatural tints, the shows are extremely different in execution.

I reviewed the first three episodes of Grimm last year and found it diverting but not exceptional, especially in such a jam-packed fall lineup of great shows.  But as things went on the show started coming more into its own, moving away from its procedural roots to more of a wholly supernatural show (that borrows from quite a number of other fantasy series, including Lord of the Rings), and left its first season with a number of cliff hangers.  For more on what’s in store for the upcoming season (as well as a helpful video reminder of the past one) hit the jump.

GRIMM Season One Blu-ray Review

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Grimm, the fantasy/horror/detective show hybrid is the sort of show that’s just entertaining enough. If Breaking Bad, or The Wire, or whatever else elevates television to a great art form, Grimm is more in line with serials in that it keeps you coming back for more, even if momentum is more important than how the pieces fit together. David Giuntoli starts the show finding out he’s a Grimm, a legendary hunter of mythic creatures, who – surprise – are living amongst us. Our review of season one of Grimm on Blu-ray follows after the jump.

Comic-Con: GRIMM Panel Recap

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The cast and creators of Grimm, the mish-mash procedural monster fairy tale cop show, took to Comic Con to discuss the making of the hit show and to preview its upcoming second season.  Amongst the panel: Writer/Creators David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf, director Norberto Barba, executive producers Todd Milliner & Sean Hayes, and cast members David Giuntoli, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Bree Turner, Russell Hornsby, Reggie Lee & Sasha Roiz.  For a recap of the panel, hit the jump.

Silas Weir Mitchell of NBC’s GRIMM Talks About Joining the Show, Preparing for a Rising Level of Peril and Staying True to his Character’s Inner Violence

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Already renewed for Season 2, the NBC drama series Grimm, inspired by the classic Grimm’s fairy tales, follows Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli), who discovers that he is descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as “Grimms.”  Charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world, he tries to hide the dangers of his new found calling from his girlfriend (Bitsie Tulloch) and his partner (Russell Hornsby), while getting help from Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), a reformed Grimm creature known as a Blutbad.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Silas Weir Mitchell (Prison Break) talked about how he came to be a part of Grimm, how much he enjoys playing such an interesting and cool character that’s unlike anything else on TV, that the level of peril will definitely amp up as the underpinnings of the world come to a head, that playing Monroe is all about focusing on the humanity, and that he hopes to never lose touch with the violent inner nature of the character.  He also talked about what draws him to specific characters and what it is about acting that appeals to him.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

David Giuntoli GRIMM Interview

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For the Grimm set visit, I got a chance to sit with the show’s star David Giuntoli, and talk about being given the opportunity to be the lead on a network television show. Giuntoli – like much of the cast – has been working in television for years, but mostly in one-off appearances, and has gone through a number of failed pilots. This time they’re on the air, and they’re off and running.

At the time of our talk at the Bridgeport Brewery, the pilot hadn’t aired on TV yet, and neither of us knew the show would be doing as well as it has. But as his last interview of the day, we were both relaxed, and he was unflinchingly honest about his expectations for the show, and what he thinks the show’s fate will be. Check out our conversation after the jump.

GRIMM Series Premiere Review

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With the amount of content available on television today, shows are fighting for ways to stand out from the pack. While my DVR is dedicated to only a handful of titles, NBC, with their outstanding Thursday night comedy lineup, leads all basic broadcasting channels. Now it looks as if I’ll have to add another NBC series to the list as Grimm could easily turn into one of my new favorite shows.

The network currently has a brilliant marketing strategy that allows you to watch the series premiere in its commercial-free entirety before it airs nationally on Friday, October 28that 9pm. All you have to do is follow their Twitter account, @NBCGrimm, and check your email (or spam) for a direct message with a code. But if you need some more incentive to check it out, hit the jump for my review of the Grimm series premiere.

Twitter Users Can See NBC’s GRIMM Series Premiere Two Weeks Early

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With Halloween fast approaching, NBC has gone to social media to brew up interest in its new fantasy drama, Grimm. For two weeks before the series premiere on Friday October 28th, Twitter users who follow @NBCGrimm will be sent a unique code through direct message. This code will allow users to view the series premiere in its entirety a full two weeks early. There is also a ten city tour that will screen the premiere accompanied by select cast members and producers.

Grimm combines the wildly popular supernatural genre with a police procedural inspired by Grimms’ Fairy Tales. The series tracks Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt, played by David Giuntoli (Privileged), as he attempts to maintain the peace between humans and mythological creatures. Hit the jump for more info.

Comic-Con 2011: GRIMM Panel Recap

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It is beginning to seem like the majority of film and TV projects getting produced right now are all falling under the category of “a reboot” or “recycled trash”, as some would call it. A pattern is occurring where such tales seem to be repelling modern audiences more than they attract. Every now and then we see reboots of classic stories such as Snow White or even The Brothers Grimm, appropriately enough. So we ask ourselves, why should I pay attention to this retelling when I know exactly what to expect? After watching the pilot for NBC’s upcoming Grimm at Comic-Con, I’m happy to report that many of you will be pleasantly surprised by this dark and twisted Fall show. Brought to you by the minds behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and The X-Files, the story revolves around a cop in Portland who begins seeing strange things (demon faces, basically) and stumbles across truly horrendous crimes, only to find that he is a very important piece to the puzzle.

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