More Heroes!

Heroes be back for a 2nd season and we will get 6 episodes of a spin off called Heroes Origins during the summer hiatus:

While the focus this spring centered on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy”spin-off, NBC was quietly developing one of their own – and announced this morning that “Heroes” has spawned a second series of its own.
“Heroes: Origins” will air in “Heroes'” Monday night time slot when that smash hit takes a hiatus. The net has ordered six segs of “Origins,” which, combined with “Heroes,” makes for 30 hours altogether.
“Heroes: Origins” will center on characters not yet seen on the original show. Peacock has also added an interactive element to the show: Viewers will be asked to pick their favorite character from “Origins,” who will then join the cast of the full-blown “Heroes” skein the following year.
The initiative to keep the “Heroes” franchise in originals for as long as possible harkens back to the golden age of TV, when series aired 39 weeks worth of originals, then took a break.

We don’t own a TIVO yet so off to get some more VHS tape so I’ll be able to watch these in the time slot of my choice at a leisurely, let’s go back an watch that scene again, pace!

Via Cinerati.

Heroesblogging Anyway

Not having a new Heroes episode last night left a void that was only partially filled by The Lost Room*.
In lieu of an episode here is a hint of what is to come:

We will be back in January. First with 2 Marathons of past episodes & a
clip show so new viewers can catch up, & old viewers can see all the Kool
plot-character connections. Then New episodes begin on Jan. 22nd.
I gotta find a place for some more Dead songs.
But……….New characters with new powers are on the way.

Gleaned from an Alan Arkush post on the GD Hour mailing list.

*I’m taping this one so I can watch it all in one sitting at a future date. It does get pretty disturbing and disorienting by the end of the first hour!


Mix X-files, Twin Peaks and all your favorite super hero comics together. Then add some special sauce to produce Heroes.

It is the best show on the tube at this time. Well, certainly the best show that I’ve watched over the past few years.

All time? Maybe….but that answer will have to wait a few years.