TNT Adds 'Grimm' Via Cable Syndie Deal

Things were not grim for NBCUniversal and TNT when it came to a syndication deal.

NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution has sold the off-cable network rights to NBC series Grimm.

Turner Broadcasting System’s drama network will begin airing the first three seasons of the series, inspired by Grimm Brother’s Fairy Tales, early next year, before picking up the skein’s fourth-season episodes -- premiering on the Peacock on Oct. 24 -- next fall.

Deal terms were not disclosed.

"Grimm puts a fresh spin on the traditional crime procedural with an otherworldly premise and compelling storytelling that appeal to young adults," said Deborah Bradley, senior vice president, head of program acquisitions, content strategy and licensing for TBS, Inc. "Grimm will be a great addition to TNT's lineup as the network continues to expand its reach with high-quality genre programming."

"We are thrilled that TNT will bring Grimm's clever writing and creative storytelling to its audience," said Bruce Casino, executive vice president, NBCUniversal TV & New Media Distribution, "continuing our strong content relationship with Turner Entertainment Networks."