Sunday, February 23, 2014

Heroes To Return To NBC As A Mini-Series

Last night I Tweeted that NBC is planning on returning Heroes to NBC next year as a mini-series. Think the same type of thing that FOX is doing with 24. Now there are more details about the show. It will be 13 episodes which is longer than a true mini-series but half the amount of a regular order. There will also be a digital series prior to the 13 episodes which will introduce new characters and re-introduce older characters being brought back. Tim Kring, who created the show is back on board. Hopefully the shows in 2015 will make up for the disaster that was the last season or two of the show when it was on the air.

18 comments:

Cleodacat said...

Yayyyyyyy! Hopefully with the 1st season writers.

TalksTooMuch said...

Somewhere, in NJ, the count woke up happy.

Blondie! said...

I wonder if Zachary and Hayden will do cameos for the show?

Cleodacat said...

I can go for Zack and Milo but lets please do without the cheerleader.

annanaannnaaaa said...

The rest of the actors are probably waiting by the phone.

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Enty forgot to mention the 18-episode netflix preview of the miniseries, followed by Dr Drew's one-on-one "Where are they now" series with the third tier cast members, and don't forget Enty's 36-part Heroes blind reveal extravaganza. Wth? Let this show die :/

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

I digress. What I MEANTto ask was, "Did this show have a big enough audience to justify this huge roll out?"

bellaluna said...

I didn't watch the show, but I'm curious as to which [if any] of the original cast is going to be involved.

rth said...

The last 2 seasons were so repetitive, but I'm excited about the new episodes because the final scene where the cheerleader exposes her powers to the press was where I wanted the show to go. Could be interesting.

Blondie! said...

I only watched the first episode. It was full of overused tropes so I didn't continue watching it.

Nancy said...

I am curious as to who from the older cast could come back: Masi Oka has a recurring role on Hawaii 5-0, would CBS let him do some work for Heroes. Would ABC let Hayden if Nashville is still on?
I don't know if the other actors are involved in anything, so I could see them coming back in some capacity. Quinto returning in some form would be a huge get for them. He's probably the biggest star out of that cast.

audrey said...

A network is trying to keep up with premium cable. Face it cable shows are kicking the main stream shows to the curb, they have to try something to win back their audiences.

sweetstarshine1 said...

This was probably the best news i heardsince the new year!

FlirtyChick74 said...

So true

FlirtyChick74 said...

I wish they continued working on the Event. I feel it could have been developed further. It was getting good.

A Simple Goddess said...

I think this is great news! I was huge fan of this show and I remember exactly what happened to it. Tim Kring was the creator and he had outlined the first season and it developed well. He was doing the second season a bit more on the fly with a slightly larger team of writers who had lots of ideas and the flash forwards/flash backs were getting confusing and then two very bad things happened: Kring argued with network/production company execs and left the show, and the WRITERS STRIKE! Of all the shows, I think Heroes was absolutely screwed by the writers strike. When it was over, Heroes came back with a new creative team and they murdered the show. Hopefully Kring can just go back to where he left it and reboot the show as if that ridiculous circus plot never happened.

I hope he can get Zach Quinto, Milo V. (even if he is a jerk), and Greg Grunberg back. It would be nice to have Kristen Bell back if her character can be resurrected somehow. Sooooo many possibilities. I hope they get it right.

Oh, one of the articles I read yesterday said the DVD sales are strong, that's part of the reason they think there is still an audience for this show.

shopgirl said...

I'm waiting for Chuck: the mini-series

Smokey772 said...

I LOVED the 1st season of Heroes. LOVED IT. Then it all fell apart. That being said, I can't even watch network dramas anymore. Too scripted, too pc/watered down storylines, too many obvious product placements, etc. HBO and AMC have spoiled me. If anyone hasn't seen House of Cards or Orange is the New Black on Netflix- GET ON IT! Best TV I've seen in, like, ever.