Now that the television season is over and the upfronts are finished we know the ultimate fates of some of our favorite shows. What's surprising this year is the amount of on-the-bubble shows that will be returning next fall for a repeat performance. Some of these shows were saved by passionate fans and some were saved in spite of ardent detractors. But in some ways all of the following shows were unlikely renewals.
The supernatural fairy tale caper initially didn't seem to have a chance. First, the market looked to be saturated with fairy tale fare this season, especially ratings hit Once Upon A Time. Then the show, led by cult veteran and former Angel scribe David Greenwalt, ended up in the Friday death slot. Clearly, NBC wasn't showing a lot of confidence in the freshmen series. Yet somehow, against all odds, Grimm actually did well in its Friday slot of doom. So next season Grimm will return to solve more fairytale mysteries, like the case of the show that survived despite unlikely odds.