Heroes stars Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Masi Oka, Cristine Rose, Greg Grunberg, Adrian Pasdar, Milo Ventimiglia,
Ali Larter, Zachary Quinto, James Kyson Lee,
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NEWS POSTED APRIL 17, 2013
MSN To Bring Back Heroes As Original Programming For Xbox?
Some possibly exciting news to come this morning from TVLine...
Taking a page from Netflix and their Arrested Development revival, the site is reporting that MSN is in talks with NBC to revive Heroes as original programming for Xbox.
TVLine's Michael Ausiello -- whose sources are often rock solid --says that MSN wants to revive the franchise with new stories and new heroes, all while mixing in members of the original series cast. You know, kind of like that April Fool gag we did last year. We do have a track record for those things sometimes coming true, you know.
He says that these things are just in "preliminary talks," which means, sadly, this could be as likely as Terra Nova moving to Netflix. We've always been strong supporters of the idea of bringing back Heroes...the time is definitely right and the audience could be very open to it... but, we will warn that Heroes, regardless of the cast, is an expensive show to produce. Who knows? MSN might find it's too expensive. Which then begs the question, yet again, why NBC wouldn't just bring it back themselves to save their failing schedule.
You can read the original TVLine piece that broke this news here.
Hopefully no one got too angry at the Fool... hey, we've done it before... but the real reason it all happened to begin with was for an excuse to write this column, posted by HeroSite.net's Craig Byrne at our general TV news site, KSiteTV. Enjoy:
Heroes has concluded, but that didn't stop us from running one last HeroSite Awards - honoring the best and worst of the season.
Because of getting less reponse to last year's Awards, we cutting down on the amount of categories for Season 4 - this time limiting to just Best Episode, Worst Episode, Favorite Character, Favorite Writer, and Favorite Director.
In honor of the Season 4 DVD coming out this week, we're finally posting those results!
Tim Kring & Zachary Quinto To Appear In Comic-Con Panel
Heroes creator Tim Kring has a new book coming out called Shift, and Zachary Quinto will be on hand to speak with him about it in a special one-on-one interview and Q&A session on Friday, July 21 at the Comic-Con International in San Diego.
If you want a chance to find out about the new project, or to possibly get some word on the possibilities of a Heroes return, this is your chance.
Here are the panel details:
1:30-2:30 SHIFTing Gears: Tim Kring and Zach Quinto—Tim Kring (creator of Heroes) and Zach Quinto (Heroes' Sylar, Star Trek's Spock) discuss Tim's new venture into book publishing with his book, Shift, the first novel in the Gate of Orpheus trilogy. Tim will be debuting the book trailer and discuss the many other multiplatform elements he has created to promote the book. Join Tim and Zach for this one-on-one interview and Q&A session! Room 5AB
NEWS POSTED MAY 28, 2010
Season 4 Heroes DVD Art!
Thanks to A., we now have the DVD art for Heroes: The Complete Fourth Season, now available to pre-order on the DVD and Blu-ray formats. Here it is:
Heroes creator Tim Kring has issued a statement about the cancellation of Heroes. Here's what he had to say:
"I want to first extend my deepest gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to the legion of enthusiastic fans who have watched ‘Heroes’ on TV, online, DVR, DVD and mobile over the last four seasons.
Every week more than 45 million TV viewers around the world, as well as millions of social and digital media-based fans, have made ‘Heroes’ one of the five most-watched shows across traditional and digital media screens in the history of television.
For NBC, I certainly understand the challenge of creating a business model around a show which arrived precisely as the audience was finding new ways to watch traditional content on multiple screens.
I personally have had 12 great years with my friends at NBC, and with ‘Heroes,’ they provided me a rare opportunity to put a message of hope, interconnectivity and global consciousness into the world. For that I am grateful and look forward to finalizing our discussion about a number of ways to keep the ‘Heroes’ universe alive for its fans."
NEWS POSTED MAY 16, 2010
A Two-Hour Heroes Wrap-Up Is Still Possible
Variety spoke with NBC executives today at the time of their Upfront announcement, and posted a quote from NBC Entertainment President Angela Bromstad where she talked about the decision to end Heroes and the possibility for more in the future. Here's what she said:
"I think that Tim knew that this could have been the last season for 'Heroes' and he answered a lot of questions for the fans. But after the upfront Tim and I are going to sit down and see if he is interested in doing a two-hour movie event, and we'll see how it goes."
NBC Entertainment President Angela Bromstad recently said some promising things to THR's James Hibberd, and Variety is saying that a 13-episode fifth season is likely.
You can find more details at KSiteTV. NBC will be formally announcing their Fall 2010 schedules on the morning of Monday, May 17; although more details should surface before then.
NEWS POSTED MAY 3, 2010
David H. Lawrence XVII Talks Heroes And "Pizza Man"
In a new interview now posted on the KryptonSite Network's KSiteTV. (part of the same site network that brings you HeroSite.net), David H. Lawrence XVII, also known to Heroes fans as Eric Doyle, the Puppet Master, talks about his new character of Detective Moser in addition to a bit about Heroes and Doyle.
Also while there you can read interviews with other Heroes vets such as Leonard Roberts (D.L.) and Noah Gray-Cabey (Micah!)
NEWS POSTED APRIL 27, 2010
Pre-Order Your Season 4 Heroes DVD's!
The fourth season of Heroes is now available to pre-order on the DVD and Blu-ray formats.
No release date has been confirmed yet, but if you pre-order from Amazon you'll be supporting this site. Amazon had a pre-order price guarantee so if the price goes down between now and the date of release, you'll get the lower price. And who knows - a strong pre-order turnout might help NBC make certain decisions in the next few weeks.
Here's where you can pre-order them from Amazon.com:
At a panel for the Resident Evil movie franchise at this year's WonderCon, Ali Larter addressed the question of whether or not Heroes will return.
"I think that we'll be back," Larter said. "I think that there are still stories that need to be told."
Thus far, no official announcement has been made about Heroes' future. Some actors are signing to other pilots; our own sources have implied that a shorter-length "final season" is the most likely scenario if the series should come back.
Special thanks to Daniel at HitFix for first posting this Ali Larter news online.
NEWS POSTED MARCH 30, 2010
Two More Heroes Vets Join "Pizza Man"
HeroSite.net has learned of two more Heroes cast members appearing in the upcoming movie "Pizza Man."
In addition to David H. Lawrence XVII who will be playing a Commissioner Gordon-like character, the father and son duo of Leonard Roberts (D.L.) and Noah Gray-Cabey (Micah) will be appearing... as a father and son. Those of us who miss D.L. and Micah from the show's best days should really appreciate this.
More details, including interviews, are coming here and on KSiteTV.
NEWS POSTED MARCH 29, 2010
Heroes Veteran Takes On A New Superhero Project With Malcolm In The Middle Star Frankie Muniz
Many folks in the Heroes fandom might remember Foz McDermott, known for a while on Twitter to his fans as "TheMightyFoz." When working on Heroes, Foz was involved in many aspects of the show's production, also producing for the BBC "Heroes Unmasked" series in addition to writing episodes of the Heroes "Slow Burn" tie-ins as well as writing for the online graphic novels.
Sadly, Foz has departed Heroes, with the comic book story "1978, Part 2" being the end of his show involvement. He is sticking close to his roots, however, as an executive producer for an upcoming family-friendly movie feature titled "Pizza Man" which will include former Malcolm in the Middle actor Frankie Muniz, making his return to acting for the first time in five years.
Playing the villain of the film is former championship wrestler "Diamond" Dallas Page.
Foz tells us that the movie should appeal to both kids and the parents who grew up following the kinds of superhero movie and TV fare that we have enjoyed. The hope is to incorporate some folks from past superhero-related projects either in full roles or cameos. Those are yet to be announced - but we CAN tell you that David H. Lawrence XVII, aka Heroes' Puppet Master, will be in the movie as a character who is very different from his Heroes role.
If you think "Pizza Man" is a silly name for a character, there's a reason for his name (and his costume).
Writing the script will be Marco Mannone. whose previous credits include 2008's Vampire Killers.
Directing the film is Joe Eckardt, who directed High Hopes starring Jason Mewes of Kevin Smith movie fame.
We should have more information about this project shortly here on HeroSite.net and on KSiteTV.
NEWS POSTED MARCH 15, 2010
New Poll: Do You Think Heroes Has Had Closure?
With no announcement yet of Season Five, and the recent announcement of a new hero-oriented NBC series in The Cape - some fans are worried that Heroes might end without proper closure.
Some, however, think that the show had its closure in the Season Four finale with many storylines wrapped up. What do you think? Participate in the new poll:
NEWS POSTED MARCH 8, 2010
Greg Beeman Returns To Smallville, Allan Arkush To Direct New Pilot
Two of Heroes' best directors have new projects coming up.
Greg Beeman is returning to Smallville for the ninth season finale of the series. Beeman's last Smallville episode was in Season Five for the show's 100th episode, "Reckoning." You can read more about that here.
Meanwhile, Allan Arkush is also working with a Smallville actor - Tom Welling - who is producing a new CW series pilot called Hellcats. Arkush will be directing the pilot, which shoots in April. Read more about that.
Another New Pilot For Sendhil
If there is a Heroes Season Five, Sendhil Ranamurthy (Mohinder) will probably not be a part of it.
FANCAST.com has revealed that Sendhil has been cast as an agent in Covert Affairs, a new USA Network spy series scheduled to begin this summer.
The ratings dip has inspired a poll, which I know will probably be skewed since this is a Heroes fan site, but I'll ask anyway - have you given up on Heroes? Let your voice be heard. I'm curious how many may have tuned out.
NEWS POSTED JANUARY 18, 2010
Heroes Volume Six: "Brave New World?"
Rumors that have been attributed to TV Guide say that Heroes Volume Six - if there should be one - will be titled "Brave New World."
NEWS POSTED JANUARY 16, 2010
Official Spoiler Description For "The Wall"
NBC has released an official spoiler description for the February 1 episode of Heroes.
Grunberg Says Heroes Will Live To See A Fifth Season
Despite some tumbles in the ratings, Greg Grunberg (Matt Parkman) has told Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello that he fully expects a fifth season of the show.
“We wrapped yesterday and the [final episode] is nowhere near a series finale,” he said to EW at last night’s People’s Choice Awards. “It is cliffhanger-y and exciting, but it is nowhere near an end to a series that people are so invested in. It does not tie everything up in a neat bow… I don’t have any doubt that the show will be back.”
Digital Spy has conducted a new interview with actress Dawn Olivieri, who plays "Lydia" during this season of Heroes.
Among other things, Ms. Olivieri teases the latter half of the season, but most interestingly, she offers some hope for a fifth season. From Digital Spy:
There have been a lot of rumours that this may be the final season. Have the cast been assured that this isn't the case? Or have you been kept in the dark too?
"Everybody talks about it losing momentum and not being so great in the ratings, but honestly, this show makes so much money for NBC that I don't see it gong anywhere. It's had No.1 DVD sales every year it's been on - internationally - and I don't think it's going anywhere. I think it'll keep going."
E! Online's Watch With Kristin has posted news that Sendhil Ramamurthy (Mohinder) has signed on to be in the NBC pilot Rex Is Not Your Lawyer, starring Doctor Who's David Tennant. (How's THAT for an awesome co-star?)
She also posted this: "A well-placed Heroes source tells me of Sendhil's casting: "Everyone is expecting this to be the last season. The cast, the crew, everyone." Which would explain why Sendhil has been cast in an NBC pilot. Clearly, the Peacock peeps wouldn't place Sendhil (who is pretty funny in real life, by the way, and who should do well on a dramedy) on a new series if they expected a conflict ahead."
The question remains, though... is this just conjecture? Is Sendhil really considered to still be a part of Heroes anyway, considering his lack of appearances in Season 4? Guess we'll know more as the writers come closer to breaking the end of the season... but, honestly, what else does NBC have to air that could do better than Heroes and isn't comedy or having Law & Order in the title? Stay tuned...
(See Dec. 7 news for a Sendhil/Rex update)
NEWS POSTED OCTOBER 2, 2009
NBC Trims Their Day One Order
NBC has reduced the order for the upcoming Day One series from Heroes alum Jesse Alexander.
From executive producer/writer Jesse Alexander ("Heroes," "Lost," "Alias") and director Alex Graves ("Fringe," "Journeyman"), "Day One" tells the story of life on earth following a global catastrophe that has devastated the world's infrastructures. Beginning with the immediate aftermath of the cataclysmic event, an eclectic band of survivors -- played by Adam Campbell ("Date Movie"), Catherine Dent ("The Shield"), Julie Gonzalo ("Eli Stone"), David Lyons ("ER"), Derek Mio ("Greek"), Carly Pope ("24"), Thekla Reuten ("Sleeper Cell") and Addison Timlin ("Cashmere Mafia") -- strives to rebuild society as they unravel the mysteries of what happened and face their uncertain future. The group, all residents of one apartment building in suburban Van Nuys, Calif., embarks on a quest for survival and discovers that hope is found in small victories -- and heroes are born every day. "Day One" is a Universal Media Studios production.
NBC has released their official write-up for Season 4 of Heroes. There may be some SPOILERS within!
From creator/writer Tim Kring ("Crossing Jordan") comes the award-winning "Heroes," an epic drama that chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities.
On September 21, "Heroes" returns with its fourth season and a brand-new volume – "Redemption." As the dust settles from last season, our heroes attempt to settle back into their ordinary lives. But, as they will quickly discover, it's not easy to go home again. They will face one pressing question: how do extraordinary people lead ordinary lives? Originally posted on HeroSite.net
Previously, in "Volume 4: Fugitives," our heroes made an attempt to return to their normal lives – but that attempt was cut short when Claire Bennet (Hayden Panettiere) uncovered a deadly plot orchestrated by one of their own – Senator Nathan Petrelli (Adrian Pasdar). After revealing to the government that there were people with special abilities, Nathan spearheaded an initiative to capture and imprison those people and used Noah Bennet a.k.a. H.R.G. (Jack Coleman). Lives were torn apart. H.R.G.’s own marriage was destroyed. Tracy Strauss (Ali Larter) was killed -- literally shattered into frozen pieces.
Ultimately, it was Nathan who paid the price for his misdeeds – murdered at the hands of Sylar (Zachary Quinto). Angela Petrelli (Cristine Rose), devastated at the loss of her son, and H.R.G., in need of an ally within the government, convinced Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg) to use his ability to repair the damage. Matt used mind control and forced Sylar to shapeshift into Nathan, while erasing Sylar’s own memories so he truly believed he was Nathan. Now, as far as everyone else knows, Nathan is alive and well. And Sylar is gone. But all of that is about to change…
This season, "Volume 5: Redemption" begins with our heroes putting their lives back together.
Claire is finding that her biggest challenges are forgetting her old life and starting college. How does someone who has led such an extraordinary life assimilate back into everyday college life? Any semblance of normalcy is shortly overturned when Claire’s roommate commits suicide and Claire discovers her new friend, Gretchen (guest star Madeline Zima), is hiding a secret herself.
Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka) goes back to his old life in Japan, but discovers that he has a terminal illness. When Hiro can no longer keep his illness hidden, he sets out to fulfill his own personal bucket-list – righting the mistakes of his past. But will Hiro be able to correct the errors of his ways without severely altering the past and present?
Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia) returns to work as an ordinary New York City EMT, but he uses his abilities to save lives. Peter has become obsessed, looking for redemption and shutting out the rest of the world he once knew. How can he forget the past and begin anew? Peter’s life will quickly change when a hearing impaired woman, Emma (guest star Deanne Bray), enters his life. Emma has used her disability as an excuse to shut herself off from the world. But as a new and unique ability manifests, the shell she’s built around herself will begin to crack apart – as will Peter’s.
H.R.G. is adjusting to life as a single man. Charged with creating a new company, he is rapidly discovering that he needs more from his life. But how does a company man become ordinary? And, when Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) returns and offers H.R.G. compelling evidence of a new danger, it makes H.R.G. wonder if he should get back in the game.
Tracy Strauss, having risen from the dead, is consumed with seeking vengeance, but soon realizes that she has a real opportunity to reinvent herself. The question is: who should she be?
Nathan Petrelli, not realizing who he really is, returns to the Senate and begins to notice strange changes in himself. Most alarming, Nathan discovers that he has new abilities. These changes are not lost on Angela, who recognizes them for what they truly are – the emergence of Sylar.
Meanwhile, racked by the guilt of what he did to Sylar and Nathan, Matt Parkman returns to life as an ordinary family man. All he wants to do is to raise his son, love his wife and return to a fulfilling career as an LAPD detective. But what Matt doesn’t know is that something unfamiliar is buried deep within his psyche – Matt can see and hear Sylar. And this specter will haunt him until Sylar is returned to his body.
The biggest challenge for our heroes is a strange and dangerous carnival comprised of a traveling band of outsiders with powerful abilities, led by a charismatic and powerful leader, Samuel (Robert Knepper). Alongside Samuel is his right hand man, Edgar (guest star Ray Park), a deadly Speedster with a talent for knives, and Lydia (guest star Dawn Olivieri) the Tattooed Lady.
Samuel leads his flock to intersect with the lives of all of our heroes. He will find them, and he will entice them to join him. And together, they will ask the same basic questions: Who are we? What does having powers mean to the world? How should we live our lives – shameful or proud? Should we hide or live out in the open? And if the world of powers is revealed, how will the world ever recover?
In 2009, "Heroes" has been honored with: a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show, a Teen Choice Award for Choice Action-Adventure Television Show, and a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series. Among its honors in past seasons, "Heroes" has garnered a People’s Choice Award, an AFI Award, a Multicultural Prism Award, a TV Land Future Classic Award, the Television Critics Association Awards' Outstanding Program of the Year, the International Prize at the BAFTA Television Awards, and Choice TV Show Action Adventure at the Teen Choice Awards. It has also garnered nominations at the Primetime Emmy, Golden Globe, NAACP Image, WGA and Satellite Awards.
"Heroes" is produced by Universal Media Studios in association with Tailwind Productions. Kring, Dennis Hammer, Adam Armus, Kay Foster and Jim Chory serve as executive producers.
NEWS POSTED JULY 19, 2009
The 2009 HeroSite Awards: The Results Are In!
The final results of the 2009 HeroSite Awards, honoring the best and worst of Heroes Season 3, are now posted.
Popular blogging director-producer Greg Beeman, who crafted some excellent episodes for Heroes and was an instrumental part of the show's look and feel, has announced his next destination via his blog - come this fall, Beeman will be joining the crew of The CW's Melrose Place, which premieres on September 8, 2009.
We wish Mr. Beeman the best of luck in his new endeavor, and know that Heroes' loss is most definitely Melrose's gain - he's going to do a terrific job.
Great news for Masi Oka (Hiro) - DreamWorks has picked up The Defenders, a family adventure project conceived by Oka which will be produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "the story centers on a group of moslty teenagers from around the world who are involved in a multiplayer video game, each unaware of who they really are behind the cover of their consoles and avatars. They are forced to come together for a real adventure, becoming inadvertent heroes in the process."
You can read the full Hollywood Reporter article here. The Hulk, Sub-Mariner, Dr. Strange, E.G. Marshall, and Robert Reed could not be reached for comment.
NEWS POSTED APRIL 27, 2009
Greg Beeman Announces Heroes Departure In Latest Blog
In this week's "Beaming Beeman" blog from director/producer Greg Beeman, it has been announced that this will be the last Heroes-related installment, as he has departed the series. "Ultimately this was a financially motivated decision made by NBC. They no longer want to have a Producer/Director position on the show. But it coincides well with my own innate wanderlust, and so, while sad to leave so many friends and comrades, I am excited for the future," he wrote.
HeroSite.net webmaster Craig would like to express his own appreciation for Mr. Beeman for his support over the years with HeroSite and with the years before with Smallville and KryptonSite. He's always been supportive of fan interaction, and the blog has been and will continue to be a great way for him to connect with his fans. We'll keep you updated on Mr. Beeman's next project.
As for Beeman's contributions to the show, they have been numerous. His enthusiasm as a director and producer are unsurpassed, but moreso, every show he works on has a specific "look." Clearly from the blogs, we see his cast and crew really liked working with him, and Heroes' loss is going to be another project's gain. Good luck, Mr. Beeman.