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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Advance-Screening Chicago Passes to NBC’s ‘Grimm’
CHICAGO – In our latest edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: TV, we have 50 admit-two passes up for grabs to the special sneak screening of the premiere episode of NBC’s “Grimm,” which is inspired by the fairy tales! The show premieres publicly on NBC on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 at 8 p.m. CST.
“Grimm” stars David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee and Claire Coffee. The show is executive produced by Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt. The pilot is directed by Marc Buckland. Other producers include Steve Oster and Stephen Welke. The show is written by David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf and Stephen Carpenter.
To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening for “Grimm” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup and immediately win can be found below.
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Here is the plot description for “Grimm”:
“Grimm” is a new drama series inspired by the classic Grimm’s fairy tales. Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli, “Turn the Beat Around”) discovers he is descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as “Grimms”. He’s charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world.
As he tries to hide the dangers of his new calling from his fiancé, Juliette Silverton (Bitsie Tulloch, “quarterlife”), and his partner, Hank Griffin (Russell Hornsby, “Lincoln Heights”), he becomes ever-more entrenched in the ancient rivalries and alliances of the Grimm world.
With help from his confidant, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell, “Prison Break”), a reformed Grimm creature himself, Nick must navigate through the forces of a larger-than-life mythology. He faces off with Hexenbiests, Blutbads and all manner of ancient evils including royal lines dating back to the original profilers themselves: The Grimm Brothers. Reggie Lee (“Persons Unknown”) and Sasha Roiz (“Caprica”) also star.
Day and time: Fridays at 8 p.m. CST on NBC
Premiere date: Friday, Oct. 28, 2011
Starring: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee and Sasha Roiz
Executive producers: Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt
Director (pilot): Marc Buckland
Producer: Steve Oster
Other producer: Stephen Welke
Writers: David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf and Stephen Carpenter
Casting directors: Donna Rosenstein, Kendra Castleberry and Lana Veenker (Portland)
Production designer: Paul Eads
Director of photography: Clark Mathis
Editor: Chris Willingham
Music supervisor: Alicen Schneider
Origination: Portland, Ore.
Produced by: Universal Media Studios and Hazy Mills
A TV promo for “Grimm” can be watched now below.
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What is your all-time favorite fairy tale and why?
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