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‘Heroes’ Leads NBC Premiere Week

Sep 23rd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

The last new episode aired last December, with Season Two cut short by the writer’s strike. In the spring the writers decided to concentrate on the third season, rather than jumping back into production to add a few episodes onto the second season. That time allowed creator Tim Kring and his team to evaluate the show’s “sophomore slump” and retool the series a bit.



‘Heroes’ review: risks remain

Sep 19th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

For “Heroes,” the writers strike actually came in the nick of time: Just as NBC’s promising sci-fi serial appeared to be careering off course, the work stoppage truncated its second season. Back with new spring in its step, the show continues to feature intriguing characters and stories, but it’s time-hopping shenanigans risk wearing thin.



More ‘Heroes’ Hints Revealed

Sep 17th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

Tim Kring, creator and executive producer of NBC’s ‘Heroes’, said that he is not afraid to answer mythology questions definitively in the upcoming third season–which will only raise more questions. Among other things, the season premiere will settle the question about Claire’s invulnerability in a scene with her and Sylar.



Stars scrubbed from series finale

Sep 11th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

For the show’s final send-off, ‘Scrubs’ creator Bill Lawrence got all of the major guest stars from the last eight years to return for one epic scene farewelling the series. Unfortunately, two actors currently working on NBC shows were prevented from taking part - ‘Chuck’s Sarah Lancaster and Masi Oka from ‘Heroes’.



‘Fringe’ … An Unimpressive Start

Sep 11th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

The series premiere of the Fox series struggled to get past NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” earning just a 5.9 rating/9 share according to Fast National Ratings from Nielsen Media Research. However, Fox once again dominated the key advertising demographic of adults 18 to 49 pulling in a 2.9 rating, followed closely by ABC with a 2.7, meaning that while total viewers may not have been out there for “Fringe,” the ones that matter to advertisers were.



iTunes restores NBC Universal TV

Sep 10th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

Apple has lured NBC Universal back into the iTunes fold after a yearlong pricing dispute that flared last summer, when Apple declined to sell new ‘Peacock’ episodes because its deal with NBC was set to expire in a few months.



Kring: Don’t Compare ‘Heroes’ Season 3 To Season 2

Sep 9th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

Some can fly, others can teleport and there are a few that we really don’t know much about. This is the mystifying adventure that is NBC’s “Heroes,” and if all the promises from the producers are to be believed, then the upcoming third year will be an action packed event indeed.



Audiences click with revamped shows

Sep 2nd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

US TV audiences are more clued into NBC’s “Knight Rider” than any other new show so far. More than 60% of viewers are aware that the action series is zooming back into primetime — perhaps no surprise, given the talking car franchise’s place in pop culture history.



Massive ‘Heroes’ Spoilers Ahead!

Aug 29th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

The US NBC network has released descriptions of the first two hours of the upcoming third season of ‘Heroes’, which returns in America on Sept. 22. SCI FI Wire has screened the first hour and can offer a few major spoilers of our own. (Stop reading if you don’t want to be spoiled!)



‘Kath & Kim’ set to flop in the US?

Aug 28th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

Although US network NBC promoted the upcoming comedy heavily during its recent Olympics coverage, the adaptation of the successful Australian series has reportedly failed to register with uninterested American viewers.