From the NBC Press Tour – Heroes Not Renewed – Yet

heroes_lTVOvermind has received a transcript from the NBC press tour where some renewals were announced today. Conspicuously absent from the list was Heroes, NBC’s embattled fantasy/serial. Once the networks flagship brand, Heroes has brought critical scorn to the peacock for it’s ritalin inspired plot structure. The reporters in attendance were all over the omission with tough questions. Read on to find out exactly what they were told.


Pay close attention to the answer to this first question. Angela Bromstad clearly indicates that the future of Heroes is strong, but they are waiting to make the course correction is a success before renewing. Surprisingly, noone caught the scent of this and went deeper into what Angela’s definition of ‘on track’ is if she considers it ‘off track’ now.

QUESTION: “Heroes” is presumably a pretty expensive show and has dropped quite a bit in the ratings. How secure is it at this point?

ANGELA BROMSTAD: “Heroes” is very secure. We have a great relationship with Tim Kring. Again I was at the studio when we developed that show. And I think that what’s important is that we never lose sight of being responsible in production. And television is about the characters and the writing, and we want to make sure that that show is on track. But very secure.

QUESTION: Continuing on “Heroes” for a minute, some of the points that some people have made in the last few days is that some series speed up their plotline too fast. They keep saying it’s got to be a big hit this week, big hit this week, and the story kind of gets out of control, too much happening. And “Heroes” is one show that people tend to say that about, that so much happens in every hour that it just kind of spins wildly out of control. What do you think? Do you wish that “Heroes” would slow down in some ways or not do so much all the time?

ANGELA BROMSTAD: I think that — Tim and I have talked about it. I think that what Tim is interested in doing is getting back to the core of the show and that it’s these ordinary people with extraordinary powers and that they may have taken on too much in terms of characters and multiple storylines.
QUESTION: Angela, just following up, one last thing on the “Heroes” thing and then another question. I understand you say “Heroes'” future is strong, but you did just today renew “The Office” and “30 Rock” and “The Biggest Loser” for other seasons. “Heroes” is a show you own, so why not pick up “Heroes” now, especially given the complicated storylines?

ANGELA BROMSTAD: You know what? We picked up “Office” and “30 Rock.” There’s no indication in that announcement that “Heroes” will not be picked up. Those are just the announcements that we made today.

Source: NBC Press Tour



12 Comments

  1. Hiro'sGrrl January 16, 2009
    • AstroJones January 16, 2009
  2. Hiro'sGrrl January 15, 2009
    • AstroJones January 16, 2009
  3. CuttingEdge January 18, 2009
  4. CuttingEdge January 17, 2009
  5. Kripke Owns Me January 18, 2009
  6. Kripke Owns Me January 18, 2009
  7. imfromthepast January 19, 2009
  8. imfromthepast January 19, 2009
  9. KC January 19, 2009
  10. KC January 19, 2009

Leave a Reply

Kristen Wiig Returns to TV in New Apple Series from Reese Witherspoon
Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You?
The Celebrities Who Have Narrated “Thomas and Friends”
Demoralizing Documentary About Amazon’s Recruiting Of Retired Seniors As Seasonal Workers
Will ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming 2’ Feature Black Cat?
Sylvester Stallone Unveils the Very First Poster for the Movie “Rocky”
With Affleck Presumably Out, DC Turns Its Eyes to Jake Gyllenhaal
The Funniest Movie Title Translations In Japanese
The Duke Nukem Theme Song Performed by a Hardware Orchestra
The Top Uses of Stevie Wonder’s “My Cherie Amour” in Movies
Rick Moranis Sings “Turning Japanese” Lounge Style In Classic Clip From SCTV
Guy Performs The Star Wars Cantina Song On A Rubik’s Cube While Solving It
The Best True Professional Hockey Story of All-Time: Eddie Shore
DePaul Hoops Walk On is Becoming a Celebrity for his Bench Antics
Check out Shaq’s Tree of all The Rims He Tore Down in his Career
LaVar Ball’s New 16,000 Square Foot House Tour Will Annoy You Even More
Guy Builds 15-Minute Long ‘Aliens’ Themed Roller Coaster In Sim Game
Mom Confronts Son about Porn While He’s Live Streaming Video Games
Looks like the Game Boy Classic Edition is Making a Return
The Three Best VR Games of 2017 for Oculus Rift
Should Ellen Pompeo Be the Highest Paid TV Actress?
Hitler Apparently Had a Secret Passion for Disney Characters
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Daniel Kaluuya
Ann Curry Opens Up About Controversial ‘Today’ Show Exit