NBC Show Heroes to Return for a Limited 13-Episode Run
Move over Netflix! NBC is now stepping in the arena of limited runs for previously canceled series. Netflix has done this successfully with "Arrested Development" and plans a 6-episode fourth season of the recently canceled "The Killing" TV series. In the case of "Heroes", the limited 13-episode season will be called "Heroes Reborn" which NBC plans to air it next year.
It should be noted that in this latest installment of the show a new cast of characters will be featured, but NBC hasn't ruled out that popular figures from the original 2006 to 2010 series won't be making cameo appearances. However, lest anyone think this new limited run is a cheap revival of the show, the original creator Tim Kring will be back and is in charge of it.
In 2006, Heroes started off very strong averaging 14.5 million viewers per episode during its initial season. However, ratings steady tapered off as the story lines became "serialized" and consequently predictable. It will be interesting to see if Kring is able to get around those shortcomings this time around. NBC says it will keep details of the show a top secret until they draw closer to the air date. At that time, they'll have online content to introduce the stars to the public.