You'll Never Guess Who Is Trying to Revive Heroes

It's time for another edition of "Somebody is thinking about reviving one of your old favorite shows," but this time, the parties involved are particularly interesting. MSN is in early discussions to bring back the NBC superhero drama Heroes for its original programming initiative through Xbox consoles, according to TVLine. ZOMG!   

NBC's Heroes ran for four uneven seasons from 2006 to 2010, bursting onto the scene as a huge hit before petering out later on. But despite the zany road it took toward the end of its run (ummm, the carnival), its ensemble cast and structure could make for a decent revival. Apparently the idea is to start with a whole new group of ordinary people with extraordinary abilities and bring in past cast members for cameos.

Microsoft has been looking to bring in original programming to its gaming console for some time now, and in September the company hired former CBS president Nancy Tellem to create a television studio specifically aimed at developing original series for Xbox Live. With a new Xbox console allegedly in the works for later this year, now is the perfect time for MSN to get serious about original programming. But is Heroes the answer?

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Yes... Heroes IS the answer. I used to be on Xbox Live all the time then I let my membership go for over a year now. I'd get it back and possibly upgrade my system if they have good enough shows.
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Yes please.... more Heroes!!!
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this show better show up... if its a bluff again everyone is gonna hate it
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I still miss it and I'd like to have it back with the old characters, not new ones!
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The only way to do this would be to erase the train wreck of season 2 onwards.

Something like some power throwing them all back to the end of season 1 (going back in time or erasing history or some such thing). It would need original cast though. A new group would not work. At least it would need some original cast.
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If they really want to revive something, they should revive Firefly FTW! Firefly on Xbox is a perfect fit, they could even make an XBLA game and I think it would be a huge hit! Think about it Microsoft, please.
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Some of you seem to have forgot how bad it got toward the end of it (pretty much since the start of season 2, actually).

Anyway, how I'm hoping for here is that Tim Kring and, ESPECIALLY Jeph Loeb aren't involve in this reboot. Give this at least a shot, Microsoft, and don't bring back those two lunatics in it - they'll just make it as bad as it was before.
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i would love to see that again.... they did leave it open ended and all
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Something along the lines of season 1 or nothing, don't screw with what little decent memories. The writers strike and Season 4 did enough of that.
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While I'd love to see Hiro again, I do NOT want to be skipping back-and-forth between past-present-future every few minutes again, ICK!

I do like the idea of cameo'ing the former characters so their schedule won't fall apart due to new-fame prima-donna drama.
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Hiro Nakamura & Claire Bennet FTW \m/
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Considering the last time something was brought back better than the first run, and considering that season one was as good as it ever got......no.

But maybe if they could....no. Just no.

However, on the off-chance they....no. Not even then.
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This is so retarded!
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I am confused, should I be happy or feel something else? I loved Heroes for 2 seasons and it is not important to repeat what happened next - writer block. If writers get their act together and pack some punch like season 1 or even season 2, I will be happy of course everyone will be but if trend of season 4 continues, Microsoft will be in deep deep trouble.
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The show died when they took away Peter's powers, and replaced them with some bullshit power.

he went from a terabyte hard drive to a freaking 3.5mb floppy disk
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Well, they really had to do that. He was inching closer to being a god, and was really becoming a walking plot hole given that he had a power for every situation ever. He also rendered the rest of the cast redundant...in fact had he kept his original power until season 4, he could have absorbed that Multiple Man ability and quite literally replaced the entire cast with an army of Peters.

The only criticism I had was that they didn't see this coming. He absorbs and keeps every power he's near? That's a terrible idea! I thought it actually worked well in Sylar's case though, it forced the heroes to come together to stop him because he was more than a match for one of them but...with their powers combined...okay cheesy but it took advantage of his lone wolf persona.
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Two words...Doctor Manhattan.


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It could've worked, if they would've stayed on course with Peter being an Empath and not a sponge. He originally had to emphatically connect with the heroes he came in contact with to use their power. But over time all he had to do was remember (and sometimes not even remember or know) to use the power. The thing about depowering him with the formula, yes something had to be done, but at the same time, it seemed to depower the character too somehow, which just didnt work. It was (or wasn't) in the writing.

I really want a Heroes' revival, and I want it to work. It just needs good writers and a showrunner that knows how to plot out such a broad premise. Brian Fuller, maybe Jed Whedon, JF Pinker. David Fury are a few that come to mind who I feel could handle such a thing.
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Unless they're going to go back to S1's formula and add to it some dark, gritty, and harshness to the atmosphere no thanks. S1 had me hooked but S2 was not so impressive to me. Everything after that stank and I didn't even bother with S4.

Also not too sure how that'll all play out with Microsoft at the helm and running through Xbox Live. Interesting nonetheless though!
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Why bother, if the original characters are only going to do cameos? They should have done it right the FIRST time. I've seen all the episodes. The only dvd set worth buying was Season 1. I'll stick with that and leave the rest where they belong. Somewhere not in my home.
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it was the perfect show!! bring all the old cast back!! especially peter and claire :)
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bring it back - as it was? yes!
on xbox? HELL NO!!
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First season was absolutely fantastic. Unfortunately it fizzled out too quickly.
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Agreed, they nailed S1 for the most part...everything else stank to high hell. S3 & S4 were jokes of the former glory. Don't know how they had something so perfect in their hands and completely messed it up like they did.
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I'd definitely watch. First season was the only TRULY great one, but the idea sounds neat. I think it was Kring's original plan to have new characters each season.
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One word... "Sylar" !!!!
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I watched for two and a half series. Great to start with but by that stage it had become a disjointed mess. Enjoy the first series again but don't revive Heroes.
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Maybe a re-tooled version of Heroes is in order. But then, why mess with a classic?
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Sounds stupid. They should've never canceled it to begin with. Such a great show. To make it with other people doesn't sound good at all. Would it even have Tim Kring behind it?
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What if writers & producers got together and had a original thought for once....
I would LOVE a show about ordinary peapole who get super powers, sort of like "No ordinary family" meet "heroes" but please stop with the recycling of plots from old shows.
I wanna put my vote in the "i liked heroes, but its time has past and its time for new show about people with powers" but its not there...
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I miss No Ordinary Family.
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Please people, if you didn't like the show don't vote down, other people (that have seen all the episodes, so they are allowed to judge it) are really excited for this show to come out!! I admit the acting was terrible but you might like the show this time :) !!!!
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it wasnt the acting that was terrible. it was the writing that got terrible. the cast of heroes for the most part was a great talent pool
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Wow, so, so happy about this. Season 1 was perfection, season 2 was a little weird (because of the writers strike), season 3 wanted to do a little too much at once, and IMO season 4 was terrific! Would LOVE a fifth season!
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Said it before and I'll say it again (albeit briefly, internet cafes ain't cheap): if they ever DO revive Heroes, possibly the best thing for them to do would be an alternate continuation of the series from where season 1 ended (also, WOW, how many people didn't like the season 1 finale? I loved that finale). So, no Hiro stuck in whenever-he-was and, no Peter's-amnesia...I enjoyed some of season 3 and liked how different season 4 was, but season 2 was quite awful in parts and I'd be interested in seeing them do a 'Here's another possible future', so it didn't necessarily undo what has been done, but - as it's the kind of show that could do it - gave us a whole new future, perhaps with less confusing arcs and general badness. I'd also like Sylar's redemption to happen again in a world where he didn't kill Nathan. I had a hard time believing Peter would forgive him for that.
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Yup bring it back and alphas 2!
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Go for Alphas.
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They should pick up the show again, but starting off during season 2, right before the writer's strike. Sort of go "Reagan" on the other seasons with a clear "I don't recollect philosophy. Perhaps Sylar (awesome character and all that) should have stayed dead too.
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oh yeah .. and bring back that Irish girl that was stuck in the future!!
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I wonder if the first episode would be Season 5, Episode 1, or Episode 1 of a whole new series/spin-off/re-boot
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What they should really just do ... give us a better s1 finale and start again from there onwards. I wouldn't even mind the same characters and actors.
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Better idea - Bring back "Alphas". Better story, better writers, better cast.....the list goes on.
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Count me in for team Alphas.
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Interesting you say that .. I think I hated every single character on Alphas. That show was just not for me, I guess.
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Didn't care for Alphas either, just never caught on for me. They would definitely need to start with an alternate S1 finale and go from there and use what worked in S1 and keep whoever was responsible for S2-S4 the hell away from the show!
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Why am I not even surprised... The world's first provider of crappy, ill-conceived, time-wasting programs wishes to get into TV... With one of the world's crappiest, ill-conceived, time-wasting show we've ever seen... Count me out!

I was really into Heroes at first, I liked the realism of the first few episodes... and then... well you saw it too!
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I dunno. I'm kinda on the fence. If it's done well it could be a good thing. The sad part about Heroes is the WGA strike ruined season 2 and IMHO killed the show. It was never the same.
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It's more of a spinoff isn't it? I think it's a bad idea. The premise in itself is faulty, because eventually the powers and the world need to flesh out and when that happens writers will not manage to keep everything in line and at least fairly plausible. The whole 'see the future' power is so weird you could debate it for 2 days straight. Unanswerable questions with time travel, fate and what happens when somebody knows the future are very confusing and ALWAYS bring about differing opinions. There will be no consensus, no clear logic and it's gonna be a mess.

Unless the show is like Alphas, there's no chance for it STAYING (i say staying, not being) good. And Alphas was probably going to have those problems if it weren't canceled
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ZOMG! I kind of love this idea, because I loved Heroes, but I'm apprehensive about investing in a new cast. And I will always love Peter Petrelli. So there should be an "I'm on the fence" option in the poll, for those of us who cant make a decision! Also, I dont own an Xbox, I sold the one I won, and even this would not make me get one, for love or money.
From the headline I thought it was Netflix, cos I thought it was sarcasm. So you're right Tim, I never would have guessed who it was!
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The problem with Peter Petrelli is that they made him too powerful during season 1 then tried to cut his powers down and made him useless against Sylar in the following seasons. Sylar was awesome but they should not have brought him back and they should have kept Peter as is (but acting more in the role as leader or mentor to the other heroes). I wonder what would have been of this show if Season 2 had not been interrupted by the strike.
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Heroes epitomizes the phrase 'How the mighty have fallen'. It started off with 14 million viewers per episode and series finale was viewed by only 4 million. It just shows how good writers are 10 times more important than mind-blowing special effects. (Terra Nova also comes in mind).
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Heroes started out strong in the beginning, but the producers signed the series' death warrant once they ditched the original plan of bringing in a fresh cast every season. You can see the beginning of the end in the last episode of S1, where things went from engaging to grinding anticlimax in the span of one hastily rewritten final episode.

The irony is that the series was billed as being inspired by superhero comics sans the childishness and storytelling gaffes. Then they proceeded to repeat literally every mistake that superhero comics have committed, including (but not limited to) characters that never stay dead.

The show had several seasons to turn things back around and never really did. Heroes died a well deserved death... please let it stay dead.
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in another words we want to do x-men but it's cheaper to get the rights to heroes !
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Seasons 1 and 2 were awesome, then S3 Heroes lost its way I stopped watching halfway threw!! Heroes needs to stay buried RIP
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Heroes was one of the good shows. I was so into it. I will say that I was a little unhappy with the way that it ended so I think it would be great to revive the show. I had a connection with the old cast so I don't know how I would feel about new people being casted. I would still watch it though. I say bring it back!
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I have to admit reading this made me both happy and conflicted. I'll admit heroes season 1 was some of the best TV I had seen in a long time. Getting to the end of season 4 the show had lost it's way, but the ending left me wanting to know what will happen next. With that being said. I would definitely be up to seeing heroes again with the hope that they keep the quality of season 1. I also think that there is a very good possibility at seeing all the old heroes return as the only one I think has a steady gig is Hayden Panettiere (Claire). Seeing new heroes would be cool tool. I even wouldn't mind if Noah Gray-Cabey (Micah) would be a regular to have some sort of continuity. I stayed a commited to the show through the good and the bad so I would see this reboot without a doubt.
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I agree bring back the kids, Micah, Molly, Monica. If there's a new cast I'd be okay with that, but just as long as they don't ignore what happened in seasons 1-4, and just continue the story.

I wonder if the first episode would be Season 5, Episode 1, or Episode 1 of a whole new series/spin-off/re-boot
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Everyone who doesn't want the show to be revived will eventualy watch it if it did get revived so please everyone SHUT UP!!!!
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This could work.

A mini series set in the same continuity focusing on new........I just realized that "Heroes" never classified their super humans. Marvel has "Mutants", DC has "Meta Humans" what do we call the Heroes, Augments, Supers.....wait that's taken.

What do you think The "Heroes" should be called?
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To your overall question: it's hard to say. Different companies / fictional-universes / etc have different naming, rules, backstories, etc.

All of the main characters "activated" around the same time, but we find out that just about all of them were descended from other powered-people. And there was that whole storyline where Hiro's mother had "the source" (or whatever) and Peter's father eventually stole it. But I don't recall the specifics about that.

We also know that Adam Monroe was around during feudal Japan's history and not much about his life prior to meeting Hiro.
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Well, Marvel also had metas and such... there was a big distinction between mutants and others... hence why The Fantastic Four were loved by most but the X-Men were feared / hated even though they'd saved the world HOW many times?

In the Ultimate Marvel comics the distinction is even greater, the mutant-hate is insanely high in comparison.

Meanwhile, DC sometimes distinguishes between the groups of metas, aliens, and (rarely) mutants. Sometimes they just lump them together. Also in DC there WAS a meta-gene... at least in the early 2000's. Said meta-gene would be activated by major stress or exposure to certain energies, hence so many origin stories. There was even a meta-gene bomb storyline that activate a LOT of people at once. Also, Lex built a synthetic meta-gene during the Countdown storyline.
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Even setting aside the fact that Heroes wore out its welcome after season one....No one would pay any attention to a show exclusively on XBox; come on now.

I can't begin to imagine the budget on such a thing. I'd expect a lot more cameras in front of doors while huge fights occurred behind them.
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I want more HEROES with the OLD characters and then bring the series to a decent conclusion. I just added this series to my media center storage and would really like a good conclusion.
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