We are getting early word on some big genre TV pickups. First, NBC has ordered a third season of Grimm. This is no surprise, as the dark fantasy series has been a strong performer for the network. No word yet on Hannibal, but that is not unusual, since Hannibal debuted midseason.
In another "no surprise" move, the CW has ordered The Originals to series. The Vampire Diaries spinoff, which debuted as a backdoor pilot (a "pilot" that is shot and aired as part of the series it is spinning off of) last night to steady ratings, will likely be paired with the show in the fall. TVD producer Caroline Dries says that crossover episodes between the two shows are in the cards.