Heroes gets full season pickup

NBC's new superhero drama Heroes has been given a full-season pickup from the network.

In week one, Heroes won the time period in adults 18-49 and came in second in overall viewers. Week two saw ratings hold steady for the story of ordinary people who discover they possess superpowers.

"Heroes has delivered exceptional ratings since its premiere, and we're even more impressed with the quality of the upcoming episodes," said NBC TV president Kevin Reilly. "The best is yet to come over the course of a full season with this newest drama sensation."

NBC has received a lot of positive feedback from critics this season, but not so much from TV viewers. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip premiered underwhelmingly, Friday Night Lights struck out, and production on Kidnapped will stop once the show's 13-episode commitment is finished.

One gray cloud for Heroes: Appliance maker Emerson Electrics is suing NBC for using its product without authorization in a scene from the show's pilot. The scene depicts teen cheerleader Hayden Panettiere (Claire Bennet) accidentally sticking her hand into the In-Sink-Erator, only to find the mangled appendage quickly repairing itself.

Emerson wants NBC to stop airing the scene in repeats and in syndication.

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Oct 13, 2006
I'm glad Heroes got picked up for a full season.

Best new TV Show.
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Oct 11, 2006
Hahahahaha. Getting sued? hahahaha. What a joke. Was there a brand name visible at all in teh hand mangle scene? Some companys are so hungry for publicity they will do anything.
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Oct 11, 2006
Yay! Love this show!
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Oct 11, 2006
I love this show, but they need to put it on a different time. My husband is a football fanatic and he loves his NFL MOnday nigh footbal! Both times I've had to watch it from the website. I'm glad they have been posting the episodes online, otherwise I wouldn't be able to see it. I have to get a TIVO.
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Oct 09, 2006
Yeah! This is great! I was so afraid they were going to cancel this show before we got a chance to see more of the characters!!
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Oct 09, 2006
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is for sure the best new show and pretty much better than a lot of returning shows. I mean, lets look at the new shows this year:



Shark: James Woods cannot act. I think we can all agree upon that.



Kidnapped: It just wasn't a good show.



Standoff: The action is pretty good, but the humor sucked and the side stories were below average.



Yeah, however, some shows were good. Six Degrees and The Class are good. So, congrats Heroes! Unfortunately for NBC, this is all they got right.
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Oct 09, 2006
YAY! I'm so glad NBC got this one right.
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Oct 09, 2006
yay! *Dances* I am soo happy! This is my favorite new show!!!
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Oct 09, 2006
this is one of my favorite new shows ever!! i hope it'll be on for a very long time
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Oct 08, 2006
How does one go about giving feedback to NBC? I would love to give my positive feedback on some of the new shows, such as Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Friday Night Lights, but have not found a way to do so. I have not had the chance to see Heroes or Kidnapped yet, yet will try to do so. However, early on I was put off by a commercial promoting Heroes. It was of one of the characters jumping off a structure as if to kill herself, yet she did not get hurt. As a pediatric nurse who sees a lot of suicides and suicide attempts in the teen age group, this was very offensive to me. I only saw this commercial once, so perhaps NBC received feedback on how offensive it was.
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Oct 08, 2006
Well, I've never, ever heard of Emerson. I bet sales will increase now that one of their products have been on TV. Most companies pay for product placement and Emerson got some free airtime. So what if Claire's hand was mangled? It healed up in seconds. No problemo.
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Oct 07, 2006
Love this show! I'm hoping that it lasts four or five years. As for the Emerson garbage disposal thing, I think they're just trying to get attention for having their product in the show (even if it was without permission)
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Oct 06, 2006
Nice too hear about Heroes, I like the show. Not surprised by Kidnapped, it was awful, I find Vanished to be alot better. Im also happy to hear about Eureka, love that quirky show!
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Oct 06, 2006
I hear you. It made me nervous too when Kidnapped was announced to be axed midway through. It's strange though cause Kidnapped is just as good as Heroes in that they're both "thinking" tv shows, but I think the reason for Heroes survival is the T n' A which makes me sick. The porn woman and the cheerleader, c'mon! And it's a little annoying that they keep putting the cheerleader in all the avertisement photos as if she's the main character when there doesn't seem to be just one. Perhaps this is the cause for the demise of the good shows, too much thinking and not enough eye candy?? Well, Heroes will be fun to watch regardless.

Also, you can always just download these TV shows from the internet. The more popular ones like Heroes and Studio 60 download quick and are available the next morning to download.
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Oct 06, 2006
Fantastic. I was pissed to read Kidnapped would only be gettng a 13 episode season and feared NBC would be asclowns about THIS series as well. Glad they aren't.
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Oct 06, 2006
Great News! Now I guess there will be pirated versions of the pilot out there if they decide to fuzz it out or remove it.
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Oct 06, 2006
I am really glad to hear that Heroes made the cut and I think Emerson Electronics is a joke.
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Oct 06, 2006
Like soulfood2dvd said i watch Monday Night football but what i do is just record Heroes on one tv and watch football downstairs on another..haha...then i watch Heroes the next day! I'm glad it got picked up...so far i really like the storyline and can't wait to see what is going to happen to each person on the show.
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Oct 06, 2006
I have to admit. I've yet to see this show. I usually turn to watch Football on Monday nights, but I should check it out. I've heard some really good things about this show.
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Oct 06, 2006
So glad heroes made the cut and I don't have to worry about it getting cancelled. I hope Friday Night Lights and Studio 60 make the cut as well. They are both good shows.
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Oct 06, 2006
Heroes is by far my favorite of all the new shows.

I had high hopes for The Nine, but it just doesn't look like it'll be all that great after the first ep.

Jericho is good, but Heroes rules!
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Oct 06, 2006
YES! They can cancell all other freshamns shows now ;)
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Oct 06, 2006
Great news for Heroes. To those people that were worried it might get canceled so why watch, now you have no excuses.
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Oct 06, 2006
Yey, yey, yey, yey, yey !!!

I'm so happy...
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Oct 06, 2006
Can't wait to see where this show leads. It's getting really exciting.
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Oct 06, 2006
I`m soooo that Heroes is getting a full season , it's the best new series for this fall .
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Oct 06, 2006
I have a feeling this show is going to do great things...
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Oct 06, 2006
This show really needs a cocker spaniel that can pee through concrete.
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Oct 06, 2006
I like Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.
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Oct 06, 2006
I felt kinda let down, in the second part of the pilot (ep 2) but lets wait and see...
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Oct 06, 2006
Don't really see the "super show" here. Most of episode 2 was from episode 1. So far they have only introduced the characters. But how could it NOT GET PICKED UP. It's X-MEN for television. Some very high grossing movies with little plot, but lots of demo appeal. I hope they actually do something with the show now that they've been picked up. Don't be so safe and formulaic.

Meatplow
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Oct 06, 2006
Studio 60 is (as was West Wing) too smart for the average American viewer. Why do you think Deal or No Deal is such a hit? No skill (or intelligence) involved at all.
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Oct 06, 2006
Claire didn't accidentally put her hand into the In-Sink-Erator. She did it intentionally, going after her ring, because she knew she wouldn't get permanently hurt.

That's how I feel about it, and I think the lawsuit is frivolous, other than protecting the copyright. It's a given that sticking one's hand into a garbage disposal, intentionally or otherwise, can result in serious injury. There was no damage to their reputation there.
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Oct 06, 2006
=)
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Oct 06, 2006
YES!!!! I LOVE HEROES! but im kinda pissed that nbc hasnt really gotten the ratings it deserves. kidnapped, whose ratings are horrible, is a pretty good show. I love studio 60, but its ratings are dropping every week, and friday night lights, probably one of the BEST new shows of the fall, had horrible ratings!

WHY!??!?!?!!?!? NBC HAS THE BEST SHOWS
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Oct 06, 2006
Emerson just wants some money. Maybe Emerson should get a better job. Anyway I'm glad to know that Heroes is getting a full season. I hope it continues to have many viewers so that they can have many more seasons. I know I'll be watching.
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Oct 06, 2006
You guys don't get it. The national publicity generated for Emerson Electrics is huge. They don't care about results of the lawsuit. It wasn't stupid of them to sue, it was genius.
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Oct 06, 2006
they just want $$$. that's all there is
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Oct 06, 2006
glad to hear it will get a full season.. Hope it gets a second one too..
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Oct 06, 2006
Good show! So what's next, chainsaw manufacturers suing the producers of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" movies? How about Chrysler suing the makers of "Christine"? This will never stand up in court. Ridiculous!
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Oct 06, 2006
The lawsuit has allready been dismissed.
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Oct 06, 2006
How would anyone know what kind of garbage disposal it was... Thats just stupid.
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Oct 05, 2006
It's a good show.
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Oct 05, 2006
Great news that Heroes will have a full season!
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Oct 05, 2006
I like Heroes, so this is good news for me.
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Oct 05, 2006
I am so happy to see it is getting picked up for a full season!! It is a great show!! Emerson really has no life and just wants publicity!!
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Oct 05, 2006
Great news about the full-season pickup! I am really liking this show.
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Oct 05, 2006
Good to know that Heroes is doing well. Emerson is trippin! Build a bridge, and GET OVER IT!
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