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?