COLD BLOODED (airs December 13 at 9/8c)
A CRIME WAVE BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO AN URBAN LEGEND ALEXIS DENISOF GUEST STARS — As a deadly crime spree begins to surface, a century-old urban legend takes shape in Portland’s sewers and becomes Nick’s (David Giuntoli) latest case. In Europe, Adalind (Claire Coffee) meets Prince Viktor (guest star Alexis Denisof), who’s come to bring those responsible for his cousin Eric’s demise to justice. Meanwhile, Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz) responds to the recent attempt on his life. Bitsie Tulloch, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee and Bree Turner also star.
 
TWELVE DAYS OF KRAMPUS (airs December 13 at 10/9c)
A DARK JUSTICE DESCENDS ON PORTLAND AS THE CHRSITMAS SEASON BEGINS — After a string of delinquent teens go missing, an old Wesen tale of an evil Santa who brings more than just a lump of coal may be the prime suspect. The investigation intensifies as Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) take things a little too far. Meanwhile, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) enlists Juliet (Bitsie Tulloch) to surprise Rosalee (Bree Turner) for their first Christmas together with unintended results. Elsewhere, Captain Renard’s (Sasha Roiz) tour of Europe brings him closer to tracking down Adalind (Claire Coffee). Reggie Lee also stars.
 
DAVID GIUNTOLI  
Nick Burkhardt

Grimm – Fridays (9-10 p.m. ET) on NBC
 
David Giuntoli stars in NBC’s acclaimed drama series “Grimm” as Nick Burkhardt, the steadfast Portland detective turned Grimm-creature profiler.
 
In a short period of time and with a career that’s only starting to blossom, Giuntoli has compiled an expansive television resume, with roles on hit shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Deep End,” “Privileged,” “Private Practice,” “Hot in Cleveland” and the MTV original movie “Turn the Beat Around.
 
Giuntoli has also appeared in the CBS pilot “The Quinn-tuplets,” alongside Amber Tamblyn and Molly Parker, as well as the NBC series “Love Bites.”
Eager to stretch beyond television, Giuntoli recently starred as Ryan in the independent feature “Caroline and Jackie,” directed by Adam Christian Clark, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival to exceedingly positive reviews.
 
Giuntoli grew up in St. Louis and attended Indiana University. After moving to Los Angeles, he studied under Christopher Fields before joining the acclaimed Echo Theater Company.
 
GRIMM – Fridays (9-10 p.m. ET) on NBC
 
“Grimm” is a drama series inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers’ Fairy Tales. After Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli, “Caroline and Jackie”) discovers he’s descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as ‘Grimms,’ he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a Grimm.
 
Now that Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch, “Parkland”) has learned Nick’s secret, he can bring her into the fold with his partner Hank (Russell Hornsby, “Lincoln Heights”) and his Wesen friends Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell, “My Name is Earl”) and Rosalee (Bree Turner, “The Ugly Truth”). Following the events of season two, Nick will learn his abilities have grown exponentially. Unfortunately, so have the dangers, and he now will need all the help he can get to bring order to Portland’s Wesen community.
 
In Europe, major events have begun to unfold on behalf of the Royals. Nick’s Captain, Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz, “Pompeii”), has done what he can about his estranged family while working stateside, but may find himself needing to take a long overdue trip across the Atlantic. Also overseas is Adalind (Claire Coffee, “Franklin and Bash”), who continues her quest to regain her Hexenbiest powers by using the biggest bargaining chip she has her unborn child.
 
Reggie Lee (“The Dark Knight Rises”) returns as the ever-sarcastic Sgt. Wu. His time spent working with Nick and Hank may finally cause him to change his tone, however, when he sees more than he can handle.
“Grimm” is a Universal Television and Hazy Mills production. The series was created by David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf and Stephen Carpenter. Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner (NBC’s “Sean Saves the World” and “Hot in Cleveland”) and Norberto Barba (”The Bridge”) serve as executive producers along with Greenwalt and Kouf.