‘Grimm’ Creators David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf Ink Deal With Universal TV (EXCLUSIVE)

Grimm” co-creators David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf have signed a new overall deal with Universal Television, Variety has learned exclusively.

The two-year, multimillion-dollar pact will keep the duo providing exec producer and showrunner services on “Grimm.”

That series, a steady performer for NBC’s Friday night slate, will return with its fifth season on Oct. 30.

The supernatural drama, inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales, tied with CBS’ “Blue Bloods” as the season’s No. 1-rated scripted series on the night in adults 18-49. Despite airing this spring in the generally low-rated 8 p.m. hour on Fridays, its original episodes averaged a 2.1 demo rating and about 7.4 million viewers overall, according to Nielsen’s “live plus-7” estimates.

Before “Grimm,” Greenwalt served as exec producer on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and co-created its spinoff “Angel” with Joss Whedon. He also co-created and exec produced Fox’s short-lived, yet critically acclaimed, drama “Profit.” Kouf also served as a producer on “Angel” and co-exec produced CBS’ Jennifer Love Hewitt vehicle “Ghost Whisperer.”

Greenwalt is repped by APA and Bloom Hergott. Kouf is repped by WME and Bloom Hergott.

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