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Buddhawasanancient
May 14th, 2007, 01:50 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070514/ap_on_en_tv/tv_new_season;_ylt=As3qL3T09mk6A8DCIFOKnIDMWM0F


To stretch the normal 22-episode season of "Heroes," which faltered after its long hiatus this year, NBC will add "Heroes: Origins." The spinoff will introduce a new character each week, and viewers will select which one stays for the following season. The two series will have 30 new episodes combined.

The six-episode "Heroes: Origins" series is a novel way for a network to address one of its chief unpleasant lessons this season: viewers are impatient when their favorite serials disappear into reruns for a huge chunk of the year. Each episode will introduce a potential new character, and the most popular chosen by fans will join the "Heroes" cast full time.

Voting for Heroes? I mean I like the idea of another show (Can never have to much Heroes), but what is this, American Idol?

ShadowMaat
May 14th, 2007, 02:02 PM
I'm curious to see how it'll work out. And I think voting characters onto a show is an interesting approach. Dunno if it's a good idea and I dunno if it'll work, but I'm certainly gonna tune in to see how it all develops and cast my vote if I think someone's particularly good. :)

Buddhawasanancient
May 14th, 2007, 02:15 PM
I just read some more about this and it seems like it will air during next season's hiatus to keep the interest while on break and we will be voting in a character for season 3...

ShadowMaat
May 14th, 2007, 02:50 PM
I think it hasn't been decided yet although the article I read seemed to think that the bigwigs were leaning towards airing it in the break between the finale and the S2 premiere. We could very well get something else to bridge the gap for the S2 hiatus.

Networks are finally catching on to the idea that hiatus = ratings death.

sueKay
May 14th, 2007, 02:54 PM
wow - one show actually understands that viewers views (oddly enough) do count!

Oh and they recognise that their viewers have a life outside of their favourite shows, and will turn off unless their interest remains piqued.

Coremae
May 14th, 2007, 03:29 PM
Haha, T.V. execs are morons. Take that your reruns liking *******s

the fifth man
May 14th, 2007, 06:50 PM
Networks are finally catching on to the idea that hiatus = ratings death.

It's about time. It sure took them long enough.

I actually think this is a pretty interesting idea. I'm very intrigued on how this will work out.

lunarleviathan
May 15th, 2007, 07:02 PM
This is an interesting idea. However, you just know people are gonna be pissed when their favourite doesn't win.

the fifth man
May 15th, 2007, 07:19 PM
This is an interesting idea. However, you just know people are gonna be pissed when their favourite doesn't win.

Well, of course. That's just the way things go.

Cap116
May 15th, 2007, 09:26 PM
I don't know how I fell about this. Trying to maximize how much they can make off of the franchise as fast as they can. At least that is the way it seems to me.

Trek_Girl42
May 15th, 2007, 10:18 PM
That's an interesting idea, I'm curious to see if it works out. :)

memnarch
May 16th, 2007, 12:28 PM
It seems unclear as to when they're going to be airing these. If it's during this summer, I don't know that it'll work. Next summer seems more logical from a storyline standpoint. But if they make it work, I won't complain...

HirogenGater
May 18th, 2007, 07:13 AM
wow - one show actually understands that viewers views (oddly enough) do count!

Oh and they recognise that their viewers have a life outside of their favourite shows, and will turn off unless their interest remains piqued.

Yeah imagine that. Why did it take so long?

Promethius30
May 18th, 2007, 08:08 AM
not really sure what to think of this

IcyNeko
May 18th, 2007, 12:00 PM
This is an interesting idea. However, you just know people are gonna be pissed when their favourite doesn't win.

Or... we can have the Peter PEtrelli show for 3 months. >:|

MB.Eddie
May 18th, 2007, 12:05 PM
Sounds like an interesting idea.
Good to see a network taking notice of how damaging long breaks can be...

Descent
May 18th, 2007, 07:59 PM
So, pretty much a 30 episode Season Two eh? Awesomeness. I'll definitely be voting.

Promethius30
May 19th, 2007, 08:50 AM
I would probable think that the voting would be restrict to the USA right or they have to air the heroes origin at the same time around the world
But is still hope they show in the UK and the rest of the world

ShadowMaat
May 20th, 2007, 06:42 AM
Hm, looks like I was wrong: Origins is gonna air during the hiatus, not between seasons. Makes a lot more sense, I guess (gives them time to write and film, for starters), but dang, I really wanted to see it NOW. ;)

LiquidKal
May 20th, 2007, 07:12 AM
Hm, looks like I was wrong: Origins is gonna air during the hiatus, not between seasons. Makes a lot more sense, I guess (gives them time to write and film, for starters), but dang, I really wanted to see it NOW. ;)
It also means we won't have any breaks next season! :D We'll have Heroes in some capacity every week from what I heard. Either the main show or Origins.

Buddhawasanancient
May 20th, 2007, 07:53 AM
It also means we won't have any breaks next season! :D We'll have Heroes in some capacity every week from what I heard. Either the main show or Origins.

Awesome!

ShadowMaat
May 20th, 2007, 02:06 PM
Yeah, but I want Heroes nnnnoooowwwwww! :P