Tim Kring’s Heroes, which aired for four season on NBC, could be resurrected as part of MSN’s plans for original programming through Xbox.
The writer of X-Men: The Last Stand says his upcoming Syfy superhuman thriller and NBC’s canceled superhero drama are on “two opposite ends of the genre.” Alphas premieres on July 11.
We’re still a few days away from the official announcements of the networks’ fall schedules, but one thing is clear from the news that we’ve already heard: Genre television is essentially dead on mainstream networks, at least for the time being.
For those who didn’t read yesterday’s post, I’ve decided that The Event and The Cape should serve as a wake-up call to NBC that they need to stop playing it so safe with their genre shows. And, if Wonder Woman isn’t what the network needs to return to former glory, I had another suggestion: Bring Heroes back.
Yes, it sounds like a terrible idea, but wait: I have a plan.
There’s something depressingly familiar about the rumors that NBC’s The Event is destined for cancellation before the end of its first season. After all the hype and hope of the show’s launch, audiences and critics alike failed to care enough to ensure a second year. Still, at least it made it further than Undercovers, cancelled before it even reached mid-season. Why can’t NBC draw a genre audience anymore?
The star of 24 is considering a return to television, and Fox, in a drama from Heroes creator Tim Kring. Sutherland would play a father who discovers his autistic son can predict the future.
Zachary Quinto is bummed out. It’s not that he doesn’t have anything to look forward to in terms of his career — a Star Trek sequel is just around the corner, after all — but the one-time Gabriel Gray is disappointed that NBC won’t greenlight the proposed Heroes wrap-up movie.