If you're one of those Heroes fans who have suddenly lost interest in the show, then it's understandable for you to think that this NBC series will wrap up after season 4. And while ratings play a huge part of the show's longevity, it's not all about the numbers. You can't expect people to tune in with a lousy plot, right?
Fortunately, you're not alone. This thought has even come across Heroes creator Tim Kring's mind. However, the man behind the science fiction drama seems convinced that Heroes will be sticking around in spite of all the creative inconsistencies.
"I'm not sure that our fate is in jeopardy," Kring told Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello
. "People are watching our show in so many different ways on so many platforms. We're among the [most] DVR'd shows on TV last season and we were NBC's No. 1 drama last season in the key demos."
Kring also assures fans that even though the upcoming Redemption volume could serve as Heroes
' swan song, he doesn't intend for it to conclude because "we've never really posited an ending...it's never been one long serialized story. Each volume has a beginning, middle and end. So we try to wrap things up pretty neatly each time and string a cliffhanger over the break to reward the loyal viewers."
Is there life for Heroes
beyond season 4? Or should NBC just give its slot to a new pilot? Perhaps breathe life into another canceled show? Maybe it's too soon to tell. After all, Heroes
still has another season, which kicks off with a two-hour premiere on September on Monday, September 21. Who knows, it might be worth giving this show one last shot.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist(Image courtesy of NBC)