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'Heroes' Returning to NBC, and '24' Is Returning to Fox. 'Pushing Daisies,' 'Terriers' Still Whistling in the Corner

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | February 23, 2014 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | February 23, 2014 |

A few months after Fox decided to resurrect 24 with Kiefer Sutherland and move it to London for a limited run series, NBC is doing the same with Heroes, the superhero series that was very popular for one season before massively shedding viewers. Why? Because it was no longer any damn good. I like Tim Kring — who ran the show, and who is set to return for the miniseries set to air in 2015 — but I question how well this series will perform once the novelty wears off, especially knowing that it will feature an all new cast of X-men ripoffs (though, NBC hasn’t ruled out bringing back some of the old-school Heroes characters for guest appearances).

The four-season series (really, it ran for four seasons?) apparently built up a cult audience on DVD (really, four seasons?), so NBC believes there’s enough interest in the series to resurrect it. I’m certain its premiere will attract a lot of viewers, but Kring and company are going to need to create something compelling out of the gate, lest they run the risk of quickly losing viewers.

Here’s a completely empty, uninformative, 15-second teaser trailer.

Meanwhile, FX’s Terriers — which Shawn Ryan has talked about bringing back in some capacity, either on Netflix or via a Kickstarter campaign — and Pushing Daisies, which is also being discussed for a Kickstarter movie — continue to sit quietly in their corner, looking expectantly over at television executives with wide eyes and hopefulness. PICK ME NEXT, NBC? PICK ME NEXT, FX?

What’s that? Jericho?

F**k you guys.

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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