NBC Bringing Back ‘Heroes’ As 2015 Miniseries
Feb23

NBC Bringing Back ‘Heroes’ As 2015 Miniseries

  NBC is bringing back “Heroes” as a 13-episode event miniseries, “Heroes Reborn,” in 2015. Creator Tim Kring is on board. NBC teased the miniseries with a brief spot during its Olympics coverage Saturday, and plans to unroll a digital tie-in ahead of it’s premiere. The plot for Heroes Reborn is being kept under wraps. NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke: The enormous impact Heroes had on the...

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Hog Quickies (Sept. 11)
Sep11

Hog Quickies (Sept. 11)

Amy Winehouse has contributed a song to the upcoming Quincy Jones tribute album Q: Soul Bossa Nostra, due Nov. 9. Winehouse and Mark Ronson covered Lesley Gore‘s 1963 song It’s My Party, one of Quincy’s first hits as a producer. Oprah Winfrey heads this year’s Kennedy Center Honors recipients. She will be joined by musician-songwriters Paul McCartney and Merle Haggard, dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones and...

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NBC Hopes To Find Some New Heroes
May14

NBC Hopes To Find Some New Heroes

NBC finished cleaning house on Friday, dumping “Heroes” (there may a midseason movie or mini-event), “Mercy” and “Trauma.” They join “Law & Order” in the Out basket. That leaves eight returning scripted shows for next season — Thursday comedies “Community,” “Parks and Recreation,” “The Office” and “30 Rock,” along with...

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‘Heroes’ Gearing Up For Final Chapter?
Oct30

‘Heroes’ Gearing Up For Final Chapter?

Inside sources have told Airlock Alpha that NBC execs have asked “Heroes” producers to wind the series down; a season finale possible as soon as May. NBC has denied the rumors. “Heroes” might not be the only one saying good-bye this season. With NBC looking for a firm finish in fourth place among all the networks once again, the new guard coming in is looking to really change things up, including possibly a...

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Which ‘Heroes’ Cast Member is Getting The Boot?
Oct14

Which ‘Heroes’ Cast Member is Getting The Boot?

Yesterday, EW’s Michael Ausiello reported that a leading man from a “one-hour drama — a onetime ratings powerhouse” learned that he was out of a job only after reading his character’s death scene in the script! According to my mole, the popular and well-respected leading man — who tapes his final scenes this week — was blindsided not just by his ouster, but by the tacky way in which it was handled. “He was hurt that...

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