Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner on ‘Grimm’

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Before the third season of the NBC fairytale drama Grimm started, series co-creator and executive producer David Greenwalt announced that Monroe’s (series regular Silas Weir Mitchell) parents would be making an appearance on the fan favorite series, but until now it was a guessing game as to who would be cast.

According to a report at TV Line, actress Dee Wallace, best known for her role in the classic film ‘E.T. the Extraterrestrial’, and actor Chris Mulkey from ‘Friday Night Lights’ will play Alice and Bart, Monroe’s “old fashioned” Wesen parents, who are visiting because of the “much buzzed-about wedding” of their son to Fuchsbau girlfriend Rosalee (series regular Bree Turner).

But that visit isn’t necessarily going to be a pleasant one because not only are Monroe’s Blutbad parents unhappy about his relationship with a Fuchsbau but none too pleased that he is friends with a Grimm, Nick Burkhardt (series lead David Giuntoli). Monroe will have to work hard to get his parents “to open up to his life or risk destroying his relationship with them”.

In more recent years Wallace has appeared in episodes of ‘Switched at Birth’, ‘Warehouse 13’ and ‘The Office’ while Mulkey has recently appeared in episodes of ‘The Mentalist’, ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and ‘Saving Grace’ as well as appearing in the Tom Hanks-led box office film ‘Captain Phillips’.

The next new episode of the third season of ‘Grimm’ will air on NBC this Friday, November 15 at 9/8c.