Heroes likely returning to save day

Internet wildfire has been the cause of many panties getting in many bunches, often without any merit. So when Greg Grunberg, who plays Matt Parkman on NBC's Heroes, made a post on his Twitter about wrapping up the current season and saying goodbye to the crew forever, the Internet burst into flames with tales of Heroes being canceled.

Surprise, surprise, Grunberg's comments (his Twitter for chrissakes) were blown out of proportion. Grunberg quickly retracted the statement, saying that crew members often get other jobs between seasons and that Heroes wasn't in danger, but many outlets still held on to the misinterpretation of the original statement's shock value and ran with stories, getting everyone in a tizzy and raking in page views (sigh).

So I'm here to tell you Heroes fans not to worry--NBC is planning on bringing the show back for another season… just like we all assumed. NBC entertainment president Angela Bromsted confirmed the news with The Hollywood Reporter, but did say next season will likely feature fewer episodes, somewhere in the 18-20 range as opposed to the 23 from this year.

NBC has plenty invested in Heroes, and the show still remains on the networks highest-rated series, even with the recent sags. Plus, a creative overhaul has given the show new hope (I know, I know, this is about the millionth creative overhaul, but this is the first that includes former Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller).

For all its shortcomings, there's no denying that Heroes is a force, both domestically and internationally. Barring any major disaster, expect to see new episodes of Heroes this coming fall.

I'm eager to see Fuller and company come on board and shake things up. Are you? And is anyone else there sick of Twitter talk?

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Yesterday's episode was amazing, how could they get rid of it? Plus I don't listen to any twitter talk. It's too unreliable!
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i'm glad that their keeping Heroes, i personally believe that Bryan Fuller will get the show up on its feet and have it trample all the other shows in the genre all over again.
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I agree with SArmyMNIS. Sylar is the best thing in the show. Build the thing on him.
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I'm very relieved that NBC is keeping Heroes, I just became a fan and I love it. I'm also glad that NBC isn't doing what the other networks have been doing a lot recently, and that is panicking every time the ratings dip. Just because the ratings dip in America means nothing about how many people actually watch and love the show! Even when the episodes aren't their best, it's still ten times better than a lot of shows on. And it's a rare show that can pull off such a large ensemble cast and still give equal time to characters and their storylines. I hope the series lives on for a long time to come!
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well... it seems NBC is giving the show a last chance... I must say although I hated Season 2 and I stopped watching Season 3 after about 6 episodes, I'm willing to do the same since they brought back Bryan Fuller whose departure from the show just before the end of Season 1 pretty much killed everything good about it (coincidence? I don't think so or NBC wouldn't even be trying another season given the ratings)
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cancel it, or fire hayden!

until then, i boycott lol
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I just love Heroes!! Add anybody or do anything on it just keep on the show!!
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Sylar will save Heroes. If only the writers made the show more about him...
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I'm still pulling for Bryan Fuller to save the day!
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Darn, I was really hoping it would be canceled this season. Most of the storylines are so contrived that I can only hope for some sorta disaster to save us from it all.
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what started making the show go downhill and not as exciting in my opinion was first of all nathan living after the season 1 finale and adding the new characters in season 2 then killing them off or magically having them disappear. Maya and her brother were so boring while the black girl (i forget her name) was interesting at the beginning but after her first appearance was kind of boring as well. Then peter losing his powers to only become weaker than he originally was before was another disappointment. Hiro losing his powers this season and not getting them back yet is bad for the show as well. Then adding a lame character such as the boy who can breathe under water for a few episodes was a waste. Why couldn't they just bring back flying boy. The sylar and elle love fling was another useless storyline. wow, i didn't realize this many bad things about the show that i disliked until writing this lol. I am sure i can write more bad things if i watched the 2nd season and beginning of 3rd over again. The one good point they made was writing off elle when they did, she was losing her purpose on the show. At least sylar is getting back on track to how he should be portrayed rather than a lapdog for the petrelli parents. Thats my thoughts on why the show is declining.
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I still love the series, and am very excited about yet another season. Though I have to admit that the show is getting rather strange, the end of Volume 3 felt cut off. I hope they find a way to give the show that old fashion feel, they also need to give Peter his powers back, it just doesn't feels the same this way.
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I think the show has gotten way better since the fugitives storyline kicked in. Might get better with Bryan Fuller. But like someone else here posted, if it gets down to choosing between Heroes and Chuck, I'd have to go with Chuck. The second season is amazing so far...
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honestly they should of ended it after season 1, it all went downhill after that.
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I kind of wish they'd cancel it, it would put me out of my misery.
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One of the best shows which keeps getting better. I know the new season would be an improvement if an improvement is even possible because it's getting so good that it's difficult to improve. Great writing has gone into the previous volumes and no doubt a new volume will deliver. Long live the number 1 show on television!
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Well looks like Bryan Fuller being on board will improve the show. Of late I'm getting sick of it but am still watching as I believe that it can improve. However if it doesn't then I'll prob give up as well. Bryan Fuller is being christened as a bright beacon of hope, something very difficult to live up to - in all honesty when his first set of episodes as show runner air I hope the show improves but I don't see his influence truly coming into it's fore till next season. He needs to fix things first, that takes time so if it does get renewed then he's more likely to show what the show can be.
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I dont understand the critisism that it currently being directed at heroes! What do people want, for the show to return to the way it was in the first season? Why? So we can have little snippets of characters stories, so we can have half the information regarding character relationships and integration into storylines? What kind of powers do people want to see, the usual nonsense or something we havent seen before? Get a grip! The show is excellent and I for one am happy that it will continue!
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Absolute worst show on television while NBC keeps canceling masterpieces surrounding Heroes on Monday. Journeyman...My Own Worst Enemy...probably Chuck is next. NBC is awful.
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Right now, I just watch this show for pity. I just hope this show turns back to what once was. Season I (except for the finale) was glorious. After that it just went down, down, down.
Anyway, I won't lose hope on seeing this show get back to those glorious levels.
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Gave up watching it this season since it just nose dived in quality!
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Well the producers and writers have another shot to get Heroes back on its feet. I remember when the show was so popular during season 1, and then slowly see it go down the toilet. Here's to hoping Bryan Fuller can save Heroes.
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Great News..Thanks Executives!!
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i'm glad that heroes back but this season i think is their worst so far. season 1 was really the best because they're slowly introducing the people in the series, which really made the characters more mysterious especially when peter's still trying to figure out if he can fly or not.

season 2 was cliffhanger. it was about to start then it was cut short. in season 3, claire's boyfriend was nowhere to be found which i find weird, really. they're trying to come up with more issues without clearly creating the foundation of nathan's intentions. in the beginning of season 3, they introduced nathan and peter's dad - the villain of all villains. then they killed him since they (the producers) don't know what else to do with the storyline. now nathan's trying to continue his dad's legacy. weird. their mom might be behind this plot against her own son, peter. 0_o

also, most of them are no longer working. matt, peter, benette, suresh, ando and hiro - all of them are unemployed. yet they can go from place to place (with/without powers). what's their source of income to pay for their transportation? for the gas? for the plane fare? for food? for their hotel? crazy.

lastly, claire is officially an OSY - out of school youth. she's not in school (about to go to college) but what about high school?

they really have to fix hereos. and what's up with episode 17!? the worst this season. i can fall asleep remembering it.
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i'm glad that heroes back but this season i think is their worst so far. season 1 was really the best because they're slowly introducing the people in the series, which really made the characters more mysterious especially when peter's still trying to figure out if he can fly or not.

season 2 was cliffhanger. it was about to start then it was cut short. in season 3, claire's boyfriend was nowhere to be found which i find weird, really. they're trying to come up with more issues without clearly creating the foundation of nathan's intentions. in the beginning of season 3, they introduced nathan and peter's dad - the villain of all villains. then they killed him since they (the producers) don't know what else to do with the storyline. now nathan's trying to continue his dad's legacy. weird. their mom might be behind this plot against her own son, peter. 0_o

also, most of them are no longer working. matt, peter, benette, suresh, ando and hiro - all of them are unemployed. yet they can go from place to place (with/without powers). what's their source of income to pay for their transportation? for the gas? for the plane fare? for food? for their hotel? crazy.

lastly, claire is officially an OSY - out of school youth. she's not in school (about to go to college) but what about high school?

they really have to fix hereos. and what's up with episode 17!? the worst this season. i can fall asleep remembering it.
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yay! Heroes is up for a new season!
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I'm glad Heroes will be back... and honestly it doesn't surprise me at all.
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I happy Heroes is going to run for another season.I love the show very but there should some improvement in some episodes. I would peter get back his original power of absorbing more than one power and Hiro regaining his abilities.
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I am so sad to see daisies go. I would have preferred that show to stay on and heroes get cancelled to be perfectly honest and hey I LOVE HEROES but I LUV LUV LUVVVV'D P.D that much more!!). HOWEVER if Fuller deserves to help any show find it footing again, that show should be heroes coz it has so much potential. Season 1 was perfect, it got the audience captivated. Season 2 introduced Elle and Adam which i applauded but it lost sight of the bigger picture, and this current season has blown way out of proportion, I like the storylines but I fel they could be written so much better. I know, I know, the strike messed everything up, which is why im sticking with the show - But COME ON! Nick, Tracy, Jess - I'm so bored. Micah and his cousin - gone, yet they arent being hunted. Maya either. Its like when they cant write these character into the story of heroes they just abbandon them a make new character out of thin air and their powers are geting more and more ludacris by the minute. Ando's power is rediculous. Sylar was my fave character now his story is boring too. And nathan and peter just need to be killed off. Bryan fuller, i have every faith in you, PLEASE bring heroes to what it was!
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Nice! next up Chuck :D
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Eh, . . . I hope for the best . . . I'll watch it and hope for better.
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I'm glad Heroes isn't being cancelled. Once Brian Fuller gets going things should hopefully improve.
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Keep the episodes coming.
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There really isn't any reason to continue the series. Season 3 basically ruined the show beyond any hope of repair, massive plot holes and contradictions, terrible writing, and its not getting any better in recent episodes. Its time to own up to the giant mess they've made and just end this fiasco already.
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Its great that Heroes is coming back! I mean, I'm still looking forward to the rest of the season, how else will I find out if Sylar gets stopped, they stop a huge explosion, that Claire and Noah resolve their issues and Hiro gets his powers back? Oh wait, I could just rewatch season 1. Bunch of hacks. Please Mr. Fuller, the show needs you.
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i'm so glad its coming back! they should at least be able to end the series as well as they did the first season!
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Now Chuck!
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They should end it. The show seems to just rest after each season, basic story line for every season. The only season worth watching was the first one. But I'm sure the network will pick it up for another dull season and then drop one of their other shows that shouldn't be dropped.
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Hopefully it can get better. It's been up and down so far..
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I AM SO HAPPY THAT THEY ARE BRINGING BACK HEROES FOR ANOTHER SEASON HOPEFULLY THEY WILL ADD MORE INTENSE EPISODES SO THE AUDIENCE CAN ENJOY MORE OF HEROES
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Glad to hear this news. Forget the haters and critics, the show is still here and will hopefully stay.
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why people always jump to conclusions? morons!
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oh and gotta agree with winterbehaviour. if this hurts Chuck that would be terrible. Chuck is so underrated
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I am happy NBC will pick it up for another season.
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I'm annoyed, that show is a hollow shell of its former glory. it really needs to go away forever. I hope its true. How do shows with bad writting stick around for so long
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glad tht heroes is comming back
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Glad it was picked up but the show has to get back on track I am falling asleep on it right now
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i think nbc would be stupid to cansel the show after all the avertising they put into the show, then again there is knigh rider
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I stopped watch Heroes after the second season.
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I wasn't aware of any of that Twitter stuff... weird.
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