Dave Giuntoli, who grew up in St. Louis, will star in NBC's "Grimm"
Looks like Dave Giuntoli
native, St. Louis U. High
grad and an alumnus of MTV's Road Rules
-- just hit the big one.
Late last week, NBC made an intriguing addition to its Fall 2011 lineup
: "Grimm," a dark crime drama in which a detective (to be played by Giuntoli) comes to see himself as a protector of humans against the modern-day "beast/animals" of Grimm's Fairy Tales
The show's creators, David Greenwalt
(Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Jim Kouf
(Ghost Whisperer) haven't gotten much more specific than that.Historical/Literary Aside
: Disney has probably familiarized you with the gist of many Grimm fairy tales such as Snow White
, but the original versions from the early 1800s were WAY more violent and mysterious; for a taste, click here