Heroes' Matt Parkman Blames NBC for the Show's Struggles

... He can read minds, so it must be true. Greg Grunberg, who filled his five-season break from Lost with a role on Heroes, says NBC muffed up Heroes' chances. The show has hit series lows this season, and Grunberg, who plays Matt Parkman, blames poor scheduling and marketing for the drop. When in reality it was just atrocious writing. [digital spy]

... Booty call for Barney: Jennifer Lopez will make a guest appearance on How I Met Your Mother sometime in March. Jennifah will play a self-help author who teaches women how to control men through denial. Her mission: to break Barney's womanizing ways. Good luck, sister. [CBS]

... The unfeeling robot that is NBC may finally be learning human emotions. NBC exec Jeff Gaspin beeped at a conference, "I went to Conan, to Jay, to Jimmy with a very logical, rational plan. I explained it to the press. I wasn't trying to hide anything. And I think [we] underestimated the emotional impact it had on Conan, in particular." Gee, ya think? [NY Times]

... Yo! That scream of joy you heard came from the owner of Jersey Shore's favorite tanning salon. The cast of the reality hit is close to finalizing terms for a second season, with MTV upping their offer to $10,000 per cast member per episode. Which is about $9,990 more than they deserve. [THR]

... Kiefer Sutherland is in the news again, and it's not for being hammered or dressing like a woman. But it isn't good either. Sutherland was reportedly the victim of a Ponzi scheme and may have lost out on almost $900,000, or approximately 90 Snookis. Time to call Patty Hewes. [TMZ]

... Martha Stewart is moving her show from syndication to The Hallmark Channel. What, you want a joke about Martha? Hasn't she been through enough already? [LA Times]

... Larry the Cable Guy is getting a show called Only in America on The History Channel. I've got a better name for the show: The Show that Single-Handedly Ruined The History Channel's Reputation. That one's free, THC. [Broadcasting & Cable]

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lol killer1one, i know what you mean this show is in need of being canceled and i love it, but not at the moment obviously, i watch it and find myself asking why am i still watching this, i guess im hoping the writing will pick up some where and the show will be good again, i dont think they can rescue this sinking ship, dream up a new bad guy who isnt played by zachery quinto, or have him come out so he can play himself having a thing for peter, na to gay but hey that hasnt stoped them before look at clair's bogus lesbian kiss, please no one cares is she likes girls unless she cuts off her hand and uses it as a dil**! gross! or maybe your into that? WEIRDO!
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The Heroes Cycle: 1- Hype some future thing up 2- Intrudce New Characters 3- Some good guys go bad. 4- Some bad guys go good. 5- Every new character die. 6- Reset everybody to their original state 7- Repeat again

And damn i still watch heroes... XD
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Heroes has been going downhill since season 1! and its due to poor writing, nothing else!!
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"Who filled his five-season break from Lost with a role on Heroes"

Burn! Hah very nice. Yeah Heroes kinda sucks, been enjoying this season more than the previous 2. Still it probably won't be renewed yet it deserves to at least wrap up it's story and characters so at least give season 4 like 22 episodes in stead of just 19!
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go matt go
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i think you all really hate heroes but i think im the only one who loves this season
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You know, a lot of people dump on Heroes, and yet it was the most downloaded show in 2009, with over 6 million downloads... I actually like Heroes, especially since it seems that the writers are trying to do better this season. If I treat it like any other show, and don't nitpick it to death, I can really get into it.

I have to agree with the comments, though. NBC isn't the MAIN problem with Heroes, Matty. Comic book and TV styles are not always interchangeable, as Season's 2 and 3 illustrate.
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Heroes sucks, season 4 is the worst, only SYlar Sylar and Sylar, even plot about Sammuel isn't good, the show is boring, and where is TRacy??
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I love how Grunberg is so active for his show, but honestly, for once, it's not NBC, it was Heroes not listening to it's fans.
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Hey Grunberg...it's called the "fallacy of the single cause." Look it up.
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Um, Heroes sucks and it has nothing to do with NBC, other than they want to continue flogging a dead horse.
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NBC deserves a lot of hate, A LOT of hate.

But Heroes was not their fault.
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and for those who don't know its ratings for its season finale were higher than what Heroes has gotten for any episode in 2010
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Jersey Shore may be a trashy show (honestly I have never watched), but considering the ratings it gets 10k each ep is totally deserved by the cast.
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Heroes hasn't been good for several seasons but this is the better of the last 2. I only watch it to keep up in case it starts getting good but mostly I'm just waiting for it to be done as bad as that sounds.
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Heroes has really being terrible. Nothing exciting happens anymore, you see episode thru episode and really nothing happens...
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yeah story sucks on heroes
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People don't watch Heroes anymore not because of the marketing because the show isn't good anymore.
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add a comment... Yo! That scream of joy you heard came from the owner of Jersey Shore's favorite tanning salon. The cast of the reality hit is close to finalizing terms for a second season, with MTV upping their offer to $10,000 per cast member per episode. Which is about $9,990 more than they deserve.

Lol !!!!
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OMG....the people that ok'd that amount to be paid for 'reality stars', and I use that term loosely, should be tortured and shot.
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heroes hasn't been good for a while
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The writing is responsible for Heroes' downfall. I feel like the writers think they are telling great stories, but they have moved so far away from what made the show great in the first season. They killed off characters that were well liked and are trying to make Sylar seem like a real mortal man, when he should just go around killing people. That's what makes him scary. I used to think I would panic if Sylar were ever after me, but recently, I find Miss Piggy scarier.
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Heh, first he says NBC won't ever cancel Heroes because the show is still good then now he's blaming them, no Greg the shoddy writing is responsible...
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this season is actually much better than the horrible season 3 but its still not season 1 quality, and now greg grunberg is obviously gonna be fired, lately NBC loves to do that:)
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The incredibly bad writting is what's making this show worse with every episode.
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Hey, I hate NBC too for taking Conan away, but I don't think they're writing "Heroes". Maybe, and this is just a possibility, the show just really sucks.
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I'm certainly not defending the Clowns running NBC, but come on Greg - blaming them for the sorry state of Heroes? Read my mind Greg.
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I think it's atrocious the amount of money those morons are making. I have my masters degree and I can't find a job, but they're making good money? For being moronic? Seriously?
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Sounds like everyone is blaming NBC
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hope jersey shore come back next season love that show
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I think History Channel doesn't need any help from Larry the Cable Guy in that regard. Y'know, after it became 24/7 Pseudo-Science Central.
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