Articles for Heroes Season 2

Chapter one of the new season of Heroes is finally upon us, and conveniently brought to us with only two commercial breaks! Thanks, Nissan.It is four months after the explosive events of last season‘s finale, and all of our ordinary people with extraordinary abilities are trying to move on. Some are succeeding more than others. Peter Petrelli has not turned up at all during those four months, so most are assuming him dead. Read more »
So Heroes has returned, and the question for fans and non fans alike is did it live up to the enormous hype that NBC lavished on it over the down season.  The answer so far seems to “maybe.”  Heroes was predictably edged out by Dancing with the Stars, which was so expected that it doesn‘t really count as a loss, but it failed to hold second place in distinction, instead sharing the spot with CBS‘s comedy duo of Two and a Half Men and Rules of Engagement.   Read more »
Heroes began its second season slightly below expectations considering the global level of hype over the show.  Keeping things in perspective, Heroes definitely has its coasting numbers at around 12 million viewers, but with the hoopla spraying all over the show it is a bit surprising that it did not secure numbers in line with NBC‘s new science fiction entry, Bionic Woman.  Read more »
Heroes continues headlong into its new arc tomorrow with episode 2 of the second season, “Lizards.”  New heroes are revealed, old heroes are revisited, and the new storyline begins to take definitive shape.  After being upstaged by NBC‘s new golden child, Bionic Woman, Heroes has a lot to prove as cautious critics watch Heroes ratings for decline in interest.  From what we‘ve seen so far, Heroes fans who abandoned the premiere have some very good reasons to tune in.  Read on for clips, pics, and details on Heroes “Lizards.” Read more »
Last week, on the season 2 premiere of Heroes: Mohinder infiltrated the Company at HRG‘s behest, Claire got a flying stalker, Parkman got a job with the NYPD, Molly had nightmares of the Big Bad, Hiro discovered his hero is a faker, Hiro‘s dad was killed by the person he least suspected, Peter shirtlessly had amnesia, and two Hondurans with no connection to anyone ate up some time.  Conspicuously absent?  Niki, Micah and Sylar.There was also mention of an either good or evil alliance of 12 with Mama Petrelli, Charles Deveaux, Linderman, Hiro‘s dad, and eight players to be named later.  They‘re like the original Justice League, or Jesus‘ apostles, or Cylon models, or the days of Christmas.  These "things that come in 12" jokes doing anything for you? Read more »
The fast ratings numbers might have Heroes in third place, but fans are gushing over the powerful, albeit imperfect, return to form for the genetically enhanced drama.  Despite lower over-all numbers, early indicators are that Heroes dominated the desirable 18-49 adult demo for the entire night.  But who cares about numbers, let‘s taker a look at the story. Read more »
If there is one character that can bring Heroes fans flocking back to their televisions tomorrow night, it is the eminent bad guy, Sylar (Zachary Quinto).  The brooding baddie returns to Heroes tomorrow, but after four months will he still be looking to menace his genetically enhanced brothers and sisters, or will he have mellowed?  Ali Larter is also once again gracing the screen as the season seems to be drawing closer to the hardcore action and storytelling that made Heroes one of the most watched television shows last season.  Read on for some info on "Kindred," and some exclusive Heroes preview clips from NBC. Read more »
Kristen Bell‘s post-Veronica Mars life was a hot topic of conversation in the TV news world for a while.  First was the seemingly easy sell of a recurring role on Lost, and the subsequent shocking ‘what was she thinking‘ turn down of that cherry position, then the ‘oh, that‘s what she was thinking‘ moment when it was announced she would be joining the cast of Heroes as a character with possibly ambulant allegiances. The question of when she will appear on Heroes was answered a while back - it‘s in two weeks, the fifth episode of the season titled "Fight or Flight" – was followed by what she will look like, and we have the surprising answer after the link. Read more »
Sylar‘s back!  So are Niki and Micah, but more importantly, Sylar!  I‘ll admit to being an unapologetic Zachary Quinto fan.  I loved him as CTU analyst Adam on the third season of 24.  I loved him as Tori Spelling‘s gay best friend on her short-lived VH1 series So NoTORIous (if you want to see Sylar make out with another dude,that‘s the show for you).  And, of course, I love him on Heroes.The question remains: how can the Heroes writing team squeeze in these returning characters?  Amnesiac Peter is in the middle of an Irish gang war, Hiro s in ancient Japan discovering his hero is a Hero, Claire‘s flying stalker knows her secret, HRG and the Haitian are back together, Mohinder has infiltrated the Company, Parkman is babysitting Molly while investigating Kaito‘s death, and Nikki and Paulo Version 2.0 are still trying to get into the U.S.  Not to mention whatever Ando and Nathan are up to.  Good thing Sylar‘s back, hopefully he can slice open the heads of some of the weaker subplots. Read more »
Three episodes of Heroes Volume 2 down and we still have no idea what is up with these characters south of the border.  Heroes has found its own Nikki and Paulo in the guise of Maya (Dania Ramirez) and her twin Alejandro (Shalim Oritz).  Sylar (Zachary Quinto), has appeared back on the scene, but far less menacing, and Peter seems to be headed down a very slippery slope.  Read on for learnings from “Kindred,” along with what I like to call “the unified theory” of Heroes season 2.   Do I have it all figured out already?  You be the judge. Read more »
The cable channels G4 and Mojo have struck a deal for exclusive re-broadcast rights of the NBC hit drama Heroes.  The deal is is a big one for the two relatively new networks and a major coup for their programming.  Starting in 2010, the networks will have unfettered rights to broadcast Heroes.  Starting next month, they will be granted same week re-airing rights for the super hero drama.  Both G4 and Mojo are geared toward men, with G4 focusing on gaming and sci-fi.  It‘s a channel for the so-called “geek culture.”  Mojo is an HD only channel owned by Comcast which airs a plethora of drinking and gambling programs.  Read more »
Previously on Heroes: Peter and Hiro were still far away from the real action, the Honduran Wonder Twins got a third wheel, Claire made out with her flying stalker, Sylar killed Candice, Mohinder moved into Isaac‘s old loft and found a painting that showed HRG getting his face smashed in by his daughter, and Niki dropped Micah off with Uhura before making a deal with the Company.Tonight‘s Heroes begins with HRG (Jack Coleman) is still fixated on the painting, and he also suspects Claire (Hayden Panettiere) of dating some boy.  She denies it.  Mohinder (Sendhil Ramamurthy) and Parkamn (Greg Grunberg) continue trying to parent Molly, who is still having nightmares of the Boogeyman.  Bearded Nathan (Adrian Pasdar) promises his kids he‘s coming home. Read more »
Last night‘s Heroes offered plenty of nice twists and surprises, the most exciting being the revelation of the Group of 12. The mysterious group formed by the older generation of Heroes has been spoken of a lot this season, especially since year 2 is subtitled “Generations.” In last night‘s episode, after Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg) teamed up with Nathan Petrelli (Adrian Pasdar), we caught a glimpse of a photograph featuring 12 people, many of who we already know are Group members.It‘s not absurd to make the logical assumption that the people depicted in the photo are the complete Group of 12. Thanks to the glories of the Internet, let‘s take a closer look at the Group of 12, and try to see what we can infer from this now famous photo. Read more »
One of the most highly anticipated debuts of the season is next Monday at 9pm, when Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell makes her first appearance on the hit NBC drama Heroes.  It‘s hard to contain the joy when these two very popular cult shows join forces.  Bell herself, alongside Heroes mastermind Tim Kring, held a conference call today to talk openly about her role on the show and what else to look for in season 2.Among the topics covered: details on Kristen Bell‘s character, including who she interacts with and how long she‘ll be around; the structure of season 2 and the possibility of seeing more of the Group of 12; Bell‘s offer to be on Lost; and Bell‘s favorite TV shows and whether she stays in contact with her Veronica Mars co-stars. WARNING: Heroes season 2 spoilers ahead. Read more »
One of the most polarizing storylines on the second season of Heroes is the addition of Honduran twins Maya (Dania Ramirez) and Alejandro (Shalim Ortiz).  Their "powers" are still mysterious, but quite severe, and in the most recent episode, they found themselves joining Sylar (Zachary Quinto) on a road trip to New York City.BuddyTV spoke to Shalim Ortiz about his experience on Heroes.  Shalim spoke about getting the role, working with Ramirez and Quinto, whether his character will live or die in the near future, and what exactly Maya and Alejandro‘s "powers" are.  Below you will find a transcript as well as the mp3 audio file of the interview. Read more »
The actress perhaps best known as Veronica Mars, Kristen Bell, makes her much-anticipated debut on Heroes tonight.  Bell plays the mysterious ‘Elle,‘ a character with a nebulous connection to Peter (Milo Ventimiglia).  He‘s missing, she‘s looking for him, and she may even have something to do with him disappearing to begin with.  BuddyTV is pleased to bring you a few clips from tonight‘s episode of Heroes, along with some interview clips with Kristen Bell recorded during the filming of tonight‘s episode of Heroes, “Fight or Flight.” Spoiler Warning. Read more »
The newest star of NBC‘s Heroes is Dana Davis, who plays New Orleans Hero Monica Dawson.  Last Monday viewers got a glimpse of her talents as she made a tomato rose and whooped a robber‘s butt.  Surrounded by her cousin Micah (Noah Gray-Cabey) and grandmother (Nichelle Nichols), Monica is still in the beginning stages of understanding her power.BuddyTV spoke to Dana Davis about her role on Heroes.  Davis talked about what her character‘s powers are, the experience of working with Gray-Cabey and Nichols, and she also hinted at a very big development for her character several episodes down the road.  Below you will find the mo3 audio file as well as a transcript of the interview. Read more »
Previously on Heroes: Peter‘s in Ireland, Hiro‘s in ancient Japan, Sylar and the Honduran Wonder Twins are crossing the border in a car, HRG and the Haitian are en route to the Ukraine for a painting, Claire is getting busy with West, Micah and Monica are chilling in the Big Easy and Parkman‘s daddy is the Nightmare Man.Tonight on Heroes: VERONICA MARS! Or Kristen Bell. Or Elle.  You‘ll have to forgive me, but I can‘t help but refer to her as Veronica Mars.  And since she‘s looking for Peter at an Irish bar, it would be insane for me not to refer to the Wandering Rocks as the the River Styx and the Irish gang as the Fighting Fitzpatricks.  If you watched Veronica Mars, you know what I‘m talking about.  If you didn‘t watch, shame on you. Read more »
If you‘ve been satisfied with Heroes second season so far, yesterday‘s episode “Fight or Flight” was nothing but a continuation of a good run.  If you were, however, among those that were still caught in funk that curtailed Heroes moment in the sun after last seasons less than satisfying finale, you probably saw what I saw last night:  Heroes is back.  Read more »
On the new season of Heroes, Micah (Noah Gray-Cabey) was rushed off to New Orleans to live with relatives, Nana Dawson (Nichelle Nichols) and Monica Dawson (Dana Davis).  These two actresses spoke to reporters this morning about their Heroes experience.They spoke about how they got their roles, who St. Joan might be, and what Nichelle Nichols thinks about the upcoming new Star Trek film. Read more »
On Monday, Heroes returns with the season’s sixth episode, “The Line.” Last week saw the introduction of Kristen Bell’s Elle, though since Bell has revealed that her character won’t return until episode eight, it will be up to Zachary Quinto to fill the “awesomely evil” quota.In the upcoming episode, Sylar continues his journey with the Honduran Wonder Twins, West and Claire continue to bond, Peter deals with his painting of Montreal, HRG visits his Russian mentor, Suresh gets more involved with the Company, and Hiro faces White Beard’s army. For some exclusive clips from “The Line,” continue reading. Read more »
Heroes fans – at least some of them – are on the fence this summer. The series that exploded with popularity like no other freshman series in recent memory seems to be losing in a war of attrition in its second season, it‘s base of viewers eroding as once loyal fans begin to question if the series has lost its touch. Here‘s the good news: there is every reason to be optimistic that Heroes will be back to its oh-my-god-I-can‘t-wait-until-next-week best soon, and here are a few good reasons why.  Read more »
A couple of days ago I asked you to give Heroes a chance. Since then, one of my more adept contemporaries – you know who you are – has landed me with a much needed slap to the consciousness. Aside from his sage “where is your head?‘ wake-up call, another thing has happened to get me back on the side of putting the pressure on the Heroes crew. I watched “The Line.” Read more »
Previously on Heroes: Peter painted Montreal, Caitlin‘s brother was Elle-ctrocuted, Hiro prepared to dine in Hell with White Beard‘s entire army while Ando read about it, Parkman and Nathan had an unfortunate run-in with Papa Parkman, aka the Nightmare Man who put Molly in a coma, Angela Petrelli took the fall for Kaito‘s murder to avoid being the next member of the Group of 12 to be killed, Mohinder picked up newly empowered Monica in New Orleans, Niki sought a cure from the Company, HRG and the Haitian took a trip to the Ukraine, West and Claire canoodled, and Sylar was stuck in a car with the Honduran Wonder Twins. Please, Tim Kring, start killing off a lot of characters, because there are way too many right now.On tonight‘s all new Heroes, plenty of those storylines persist as we travel to five countries in three languages and two centuries.  It‘s like The Amazing Race, although the teams are so spread out they rarely if ever intersect. Read more »
Heroes has been taking a critical lashing from fans and critics throughout its second season, and has a shrinking bottom line to prove. Despite the decline in over-all viewers, NBC still proudly declares the show the champion amongst the coveted 18-49 demo, but the networks accounting practices have come under fire industry watch dogs as of late, so it is hard to say if the numbers are as favorable as NBC would like us to believe. With the sweeps descending in just a week, all scripted shows are expected to pull out all the stops to snag viewers and impress potential advertises. With it‘s ambling story pegged as uninteresting, repetitive, and just plain bad, does Heroes yet have an ace up it‘s sleeve? Beware of the spoilers. Read more »
Even though Heroes fans are still reeling from the Big Bad Biohazard revealed at the end of the last episode, NBC is already coming out with preview footage of next Monday‘s all new episode, “Out of Time.” The official press releases clues us in to the storylines moving forward in the next episode. Continue reading for mild spoilers about what‘s to come in this new episode, and also to see special video clips from “Out of Time.” Read more »
Heroes: Origins, the Heroes spin-off set for a mid-to-late season premiere, has been indefinitely postponed by NBC.  Heroes: Origins was planned as six stand-alone episodes, all taking place within the Heroes universe, but focusing on characters previously unknown to the Heroes audience.  Producers of Heroes had said it was possible for future Heroes characters to be introduced via Heroes: Origins.  However, with the writers strike looming, NBC executives decided to halt production rather than go full-bore with so much uncertainty.  Read more »
Reflecting on last night‘s episode of Heroes, two conflicting clichés come to mind: “Better late than never” and “Too little, too late.” All fans certainly fall into one of those two categories. I‘m in the former.Yes, the second season has been a huge disappointment up until now, with pointless storylines, boring new characters, and very little Hero interaction. Last night‘s episode, “Out of Time,” addressed all those concerns and was more or less an apology from the writers for the six episodes that came before. The main reason I can‘t shrug it off as “Too little, too late” is this: it wasn‘t too little. In fact, it was just the opposite. Read more »
Previously on Heroes: HRG killed his former mentor and got a look at the whole Isaac painting series, Claire and West pulled the most awful prank ever, Mohinder and Niki (Jessica?) teamed up, Bob sent Monica off with some new toys, Parkman and Nathan were off-screen, licking their wounds from their run-in with Papa Parkman (aka the Nightmare Man), Hiro fractured the time/space continuum by kissing Yaeko and getting brained by Kensei, and Peter and Caitlin did the time warp into the future to an evacuated New York City suffering from a Big Bad Biohazard.In tonight‘s episode, lots of stuff actually happens!  We see several of Isaac‘s paintings come to life, Matt confronts Maury, West recognizes HRG, Claire gets a role in the main plot, Hiro returns to the present, and we learn who Adam Monroe is (hint: it‘s who you most suspect).  It‘s a shame that, if the writers‘ strike lasts a long time, there could only be four more episodes of Heroes this season. Read more »
Coming of a brilliant first season, big time buzz and anticipation, and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series, it seemed like everything was going right for NBC‘s signature show, Heroes. That all went away however, once the second season premiered. And now the creator of the hit show has made an official apology to fans.In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Tim Kring admits he and the creative team behind Heroes “made a mistake." Read more »
Heroes is finally good again, and after last week‘s not-so-stunning, but still pretty cool revelation that Kensei (David Anders) is Adam Monroe, things are moving forward. So of course, it‘s the perfect time for a flashback episode!All kidding aside, this could actually be a good thing, as flashbacks seem to answer more questions on Heroes than anything they could do in the present. How did Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) get from flying into the air and exploding to being a shirtless amnesiac in an Irish storage container? Who are Elle (Kristen Bell) and Adam Monroe? For a preview and some video clips of this Monday‘s episode, “Four Months Ago,” continue reading. Read more »
You may remember him as Sean on Felicity or Weiss on Alias or his role on any other show created by his childhood friend J.J. Abrams, but now Greg Grunberg is best known as Officer Matt Parkman, the telepathic cop on NBC‘s Heroes.  Though some fans have been down on Heroes this season, the most recent episode changed a lot of minds, and Grunberg couldn‘t be more excited about what‘s to come.BuddyTV spoke to Greg Grunberg about everything related to Heroes and some things that aren‘t.  He talked about the possible impact of the writers‘ strike and what viewers can hope to see in the immediate future, revealing when the Big Bad Biohazard storyline will be resolved.  Grunberg also spoke about reuniting with his Felicity father Alan Blumenfeld (now playing Parkman‘s father) and about how awesome Alias co-star David Anders is.  And for Lost fans, Grunberg clued us in to the fate of the character he played, the pilot of Oceanic flight 815.  Continue reading for the full transcript and audio file of the interview. Read more »
Previously on Heroes: Everyone gathered at Kirby Plaza to stop an exploding man. Sylar was stabbed, but slunk away, while Nathan flew Peter into the sky before his little brother went thermonuclear. Four months later, shirtless, amnesiac Peter was in a shipping container in Ireland, Nathan had a beard, and a whole lot of other stuff happened, but we get absolutely no Sylar, Parkman, Mohinder, HRG, Claire or Hiro tonight.Instead on tonight‘s Heroes, we find out a whole lot about Peter, Adam, Elle, Bob, Niki, DL and the Wonder Twins.  The episode begins where the last one left off, with Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) getting a visit from Adam Monroe (David Anders), aka Kensei.  Adam knows all about the Haitian, but suggests that the healing ability can also repair the mind, so Adam instructs Peter to think about what he cares the most about: Nathan (Adrian Pasdar).  We zoom into Peter‘s eye and get a lot of flashbacks until... Read more »
The writers‘ strike is the best thing to ever happen to Heroes. While the first season invigorated fans with a promise of great storytelling, the second season has been a massive failure in that department. The first six episodes were an aimless mess, trying to juggle at least seven distinct and separate plots.The brilliant seventh episode, “Out of Time,” finally unveiled the larger mystery of volume two, but it seemed awfully late in the game to be doing that. Then last night, the show destroyed that momentum by flashing back for a pointless adventure that didn‘t provide all that many answers. Now, with just three episodes left in this volume, it seems too late to actually start building up to anything. Hopefully the strike will allow the Heroes team to take a long, hard look at what went wrong this season and fix it for volume three. Read more »
If you‘re a fan of HRG, this Monday‘s new episode of Heroes is not to be missed.  In our exclusive interview iwth the man behind the horn-rimmed glasses, Jack Coleman, the actor compared Monday‘s "Cautionary Tales" to first season‘s fan favorite episode "Company Man," promising that it will be HRG-centric and answer nearly all the questions the show has raised, including his ultimate fate as depicted in Isaac Mendez‘ painting.Also in the interview, Coleman talked about the writers‘ strike and its impact on the season, detailing a possible for timeline when Volume 3 might begin.  In case it does get postponed until next fall, fans can get a sneak peek at what kinds of stories will be told as Coleman gives us the details on what will be happening in Volume 3.  Continue reading for a full transcript as well as the audio file of the interview. Read more »
You normally wouldn‘t expect to see spoilers coming directly from the network, but that seems to be the case with NBC. The official episode descriptions for the final three episodes of Heroes Volume 2 have been released, and judging by what they‘ve revealed, not only are these episodes going to be quite good, but one imagines there‘s a whole lot more they‘re not telling us. To find out what‘s in store for the final three episodes of Heroes this year (and possibly this TV season), continue reading.WARNING: Spoilers ahead. Reading this article may lessen your enjoyment of watching what sound like three great episodes. Read more »
Do you like props?  Who doesn‘t, right?  NBC is putting props from all its most popular shows up for auction starting next week, and anyone can bid on them.  I‘ve never heard of anything like this happening before, but I probably just haven‘t been paying attention.  So, on Monday, the auctions will begin with items that I presume will range from the very pricey (Tim Sale‘s Heroes paintings) to the affordable (Dunder-Mifflin warehouse uniforms).  I wonder if this has anything to do with the writers‘ strike, a sort of juvenile ploy by the networks to anger the writers and actors while production is shut down.  It probably doesn‘t, but the timing is a little suspicious. Read more »
Heroes is now entering the home stretch. Just three episodes left in the season, which means some major events should be playing out. It‘s been promised that all the major plots will be resolved, so we still need to find out who killed Kaito, what Isaac Mednez‘ paintings mean, who released the Shanti Virus, and whether Adam Monroe is on the side of good or evil.Monday‘s episode, “Cautionary Tales,” is HRG centric, which is always a good thing. In our interview with Jack Coleman, he promised that the painting of him bloodied and dead would be resolved in this episode, though as we‘ve seen before, the paintings can be misleading or even wrong. Continue reading to find sneak peek videos of “Cautionary Tales.” Read more »
Previously on Heroes: HRG was terrified of an Isaac Mendez painting showing him dead and Claire‘s boyfriend West fled when he discovered her dad is his abductor. Niki was infected with a mutated strain of the Shanti Virus, and the only cure is Claire‘s blood, so Bob sent Mohinder after her, with a gun. Parkman trapped his dad in his own nightmare, Hiro finally returned to the present (only to discover his father is dead), Peter teamed up with Adam “Kensei” Monroe to change history, and the Wonder Twins have spent nine episodes trying to get to New York, most of that time with Sylar, all of that time annoying viewers.On tonight‘s Heroes, we discover who killed Kaito.  We also discover who kills another character.  It‘s as bad as you think, then it becomes less bad, until you think about it and you realize it‘s a total cop-out. Read more »
No matter how good the next two episodes of Heroes may be, it can be safely said that Volume 2 is a massive failure. From plotting to execution, it‘s been one misfire after another, which truly disappoints me. The show‘s basic concept has so much potential, and much as it hurts me to say it, maybe the guy who created Crossing Jordan is the wrong person to serve as showrunner for this subject matter.Heroes Volume 2 is allegedly titled “Generations,” but the promise of that title has been largely unfulfilled. At its core, “Generations” should have focused on the Group of 12 and the interplay of the older generation of Heroes with the new one. Instead, the writers spent this season revisiting a lot of themes from the first year while introducing a rather arbitrary Big Bad with the Shanti Virus. Read more »
In last week‘s "Cautionary Tales" episode, viewers saw Elle (Kristen Bell) and Claire (Hayden Panettiere) together in a scene for the first time.  In a plot that leads to the death of HRG (Jack Coleman), at least initially, Company men Mohinder (Sendhil Ramamurthy) and Bob (Stephen Tobolosky) swapped Claire for Bob‘s daughter Elle, who is being held captive by Claire‘s dad HRG.  Elle knows all about Claire, but Claire has no idea who Elle is, and despite the fact that the two super powered daughters did not converse with each other in their first encounter, they have a very strong connection that goes beyond the present time. Read on to find out more about these characters on Heroes. Read more »
There are three things you should know about David Anders.  The first is that he was born and raised in Portland, Oregon  The second is that his background is in musical theater.  The third is that he does a killer Peter O‘Toole impression.  The last one may not surprise you, but to fans who only know Anders from his work as Mr. Sark on Alias and Adam "Kensei" Monroe on Heroes, it‘s a bit unnerving to hear him speak in a plain old American accent.BuddyTV spoke with Anders as Heroes is winding down Volume 2.  He spoke about his future with the show, how he initially found out he‘d be playing two characters in two times, and his singing career with Greg Grunberg‘s Band from TV.  Anders also revealed quite a bit about his impression of Adam Monroe, speculating on what he‘s been doing for the 400 years between Kensei and the present, and he even told us how Adam can be killed.  Continue reading for the full transcript, as well as the audio file of the interview.  The audio file is particularly enjoyable, given the American accent and his Peter O‘Toole impression. Read more »
Previously on Heroes: Adam and Peter set out to change history, and Adam started by killing Kaito Nakamura, which Hiro witnessed. Niki injected herself with the Shanti Virus, Micah was hanging out in the Big Easy with some boring relatives, and Sylar and the Wonder Twins were STILL traveling to New York City. Mohinder shot HRG and Claire thought he died, but we know he‘s alive, hooked up to an IV of Claire‘s regenerative blood.Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) is having flashbacks (flash forwards?) to when Caitlin was torn away from him in the future.  He wakes up, and Adam (David Anders) is interested in how the Shanti Virus killed everyone.  Adam exposits that Victoria Pratt was a biological engineer who first procured the Shanti Virus from Mohinder‘s sister.  Adam blames the Company for creating the Shanti Virus and destroying the world. Read more »
Two will fall. Who will fall? That‘s what I hope to figure out. Last night‘s Heroes ended with a preview of the Volume 2 finale, and the promo promised that two Heroes will fall. Sure, I could spend this column discussing the waste of time that is Micah and Monica‘s subplot, or the fact that Parkman learning about Victoria Pratt last week is obviously pointless since she‘s dead now, or the unbelievable plot twist that Mohinder and Parkman would leave Molly with a babysitter.But instead, let‘s look to the future. Pretty much nothing can save season 2 from being viewed as a creative disappointment, but the Heroes team can still come through with an impressive set-up for Volume 3. This can start by killing off a whole lot of people. Read more »
This Monday, Heroes Volume 2 finally comes to a close. There‘s been a lot of criticism with the second season, and when combined with the dull reaction to season 1‘s finale, Monday‘s episode might not be anything to be excited about.On the other hand, it brings the end of this volume, which is something to be happy about. Hopefully it will bring some deaths and, most of all, I hope the beginning of Volume 3 at the end will actually be something to cheer for.Continue reading for special preview video clips of the Heroes Volume 2 finale, “Powerless.” Read more »
Some characters on Heroes resent having powers.  Instead of deeming it as a blessing, they consider it a curse that alienates them from other people.  But for Monica Dawson, one of the latest additions to the show‘s second season, she simply enjoys her photographic reflexes.  That‘s because producers of the show wanted to bring back an enthusiastic presence on the series, similar to that of Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka), who eagerly accepted his power when he learned about his ability to control the space-time continuum in season 1 and shouldered the responsibility to use his powers for good. Read more »
In the world of Heroes, nothing is impossible.  After witnessing HRG‘s (Jack Coleman) death in “Cautionary Tales” and his coming into life with the help of Claire‘s (Hayden Panettiere) blood in “Truth & Consequences,” the likelihood of bringing back an already lifeless character is now within reach. After all, the rising of the dead, along with time travel and regeneration, has already become a staple of the NBC series.In line with this, Shalim Ortiz hints that just because his character Alejandro has been killed, it doesn‘t mean that he‘ll stay dead.  Though the Puerto Rican actor has made no mention how or when he might return on the science fiction series, he remains confident about his possible comeback given the show‘s nature. Read more »
Only a few hours separate us from the conclusion of Heroes‘ Volume 2: "Generations." In quintessential Heroes fashion, numerous seemingly independent storylines promise to come together in tonight‘s episode, entitled "Powerless."According to our unscientific poll, 51 percent of BuddyTV readers are most looking forward to seeing how Micah (Noah Gray-Cabey) and Niki‘s (Ali Larter) New Orleans-based story will play out. This might be because fans are convinced that Niki will be one of the two heroes to fall on tonight‘s finale; 43 percent believe that she will die while saving her son Read more »
OK, last night‘s episode of Heroes was pretty damn awesome. As someone who disliked the majority of season 2, maybe it‘s just that my expectations were so low, but I loved nearly every minute of it. The stuff with Sylar (Zachary Quinto) and his showdown with Elle (Kristen Bell) was fun, and it was great to see her character turn the corner from villain to Hero. Then, of course, you have the actions in Odessa, and every interaction and plot shift was exciting.We all knew two people were going to die, and we all kind of knew Niki (Ali Larter) was one. But with so many possible deaths (Sylar, Maya, West), I never expected they‘ve haul off and kill dear, sweet Nathan Petrelli (Adrian Pasdar). He was so tragically underused this season that I was confident they were saving up for a big storyline in volume 3, but I guess not. Read more »
Last week Heroes promised two would fall and one villain would rise.  On that count, they delivered in full.  Bad as most of this season was, the finale delivers in a way far more satisfying than last season‘s let-down, perhaps because expectations weren‘t as high.This episode of Heroes begins in Mohinder‘s apartment as he comes home to see Sylar (Zachary Quinto) and Maya (Dania Ramirez).  They have a pleasant chat about what they want (the cure for the Shanti Virus), and Maya lets it slip that Sylar is powerless.  However, Sylar still has a gun, so he forces Mohinder (Sendhil Ramamurthy) to help him. Read more »
It‘s finally here, the Heroes Volume 2 finale.  The long nightmare finally ends with one last showdown at Primatech Paper in Odessa.  What happens when Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) and Hiro (Masi Oka) go mano-a-swordo?  How many more useless characters will Sylar (Zachary Quinto) kill?  Will anyone give a crap about Niki (Ali Larter) and Micah (Noah Gray-Cabey) trying to save Monica (Dana Davis)?Much as I may have hated on this show this season, I‘m really hoping they turn it around and show us they have something good planned for the future.  Maybe it will be the inverse of season 1 and they‘ll have a horrible build-up with a great finale.  I‘ll be here throughout the episode providing my live commentary on this finale. Read more »
Last night‘s Heroes finale ended with a satisfactory bang of the lid of Adam Monroe‘s (David Anders) coffin, but opened up a Pandora‘s box full of questions. Who was the gunman who shot Nathan when he was about to expose the Company to the world in a press conference? The last we saw of Niki (Ali Larter) was that she was trapped in a building that exploded with an assertive ka-boom. Too bad she didn‘t have D.L.‘s (Leonard Roberts) phasing ability, or else she could have run out of there, easy as pie. Will Micah (Noah Gray-Cabey) have to grow up without a mother or a father? Also, is Angela Petrelli (Cristine Rose) evil? Who are the other baddies that will join Sylar (Zachary Quinto) in the next volume "Villains"? What happened to Caitlin?The brains behind the whole Heroes operation, creator and executive producer Tim Kring, shared a few clues about the next volume of his superpower-centric drama. Read more »
Now that volume two of Heroes has come to an end, we‘re free to discuss, debate, and question things for months to come.  One of the most divisive things the show did in season two was introduce a bevy of new characters, causing fans to brawl over who was worth keeping and who needed to die instantly.  Like any Heroes fan, I have my own thoughts on who I‘d like to see more of, and who I hope mysteriously disappears before volume three begins. Read more »
Who wants to create a superhero?  NBC poses this question to Heroes fans aspiring to come up with their own version of a hero character.  For those who are not aware, the network has come up with a “Create Your Hero” campaign that gives fans the opportunity to generate a new hero that will be featured in a new series of live action webisodes next year, with the possible inclusion of the character into the show itself.The interactive online promotion, which consists of two separate phases, gives fans the opportunity to share their vision of a superhero with other science fiction fans as they pick out their desired hero traits and contribute their ideas for the new character, which will evolve based on fans‘ input. Read more »
The second season of Heroes recently came to an end, with Milo Ventimiglia‘s Peter Petrelli coming to the rescue once again by destroying a deadly virus, while his brother Nathan (Adrian Pasdar) appeared to be assassinated at a press conference. It seems the show‘s fans and Ventimiglia are on the same boat, as the 30-year-old actor admitted he is also not sure if Nathan has finally bitten the dust. Read more »
Actress Kristen Bell has pledged her full support for the writers, but the Heroes star admits she is also concerned about the rest of the show‘s work force who have found themselves off the payroll because of the WGA strike. “I one-hundred percent support the writers and support the directors and obviously support SAG, but what no one‘s really acknowledging is that none of the crew can work,” Bell told IGN from the picket lines outside Universal Studios on Tuesday.  “I‘m in support, but my heart really goes out to the crew members who haven‘t had work for two months before Christmas…  So just even for that alone I hope that we can all come to a settlement soon where everybody gets their just desserts, you know?” Read more »
While Heroes is on hiatus, fans can take pleasure in the untold love saga of Hiro Nakamura, played by Masi Oka on the television series, and Charlie Andrews, portrayed by Jayma Mays, with the release of the upcoming novel by Aury Wallington.  Based on the NBC science fiction series, Heroes: Saving Charlie is a book that claims to tell the full story of Hiro during his six months with Charlie before she was killed by Sylar (Zachary Quinto). Read more »
In an interview published in Cosmopolitan magazine‘s October issue, Heroes star Ali Larter spoke of her desire to “get engaged and get married,” revealing that she told boyfriend and fellow actor Hayes MacArthur “after three weeks that I wanted to marry him and that we could do it tomorrow.”Well, it seems “tomorrow” has finally come for Larter, as on Tuesday, her publicist, Dominique Appel, told the Associated Press about the couple‘s engagement. Read more »
Heroes received a lot of criticism for its second season, with many complaining about the series‘ slow pace, convoluted storylines and lack of focus.  Despite the less-than-stellar reviews, show star Milo Ventimiglia said that ultimately, what matters is that he knows he, along with his costars and the crew, has continuously done his best to do his job. “You just gotta know that, ultimately, the work that you‘re doing, the work that you‘re putting in, it‘s your best efforts, and it‘s everybody‘s best effort,” Ventimiglia told writer Bob “Mr. Media” Andelman.  “That being said, though, all those best efforts have to come together in sync.  Otherwise, the show doesn‘t have a heart." Read more »
After months of speculation and denial, Heroes stars Milo Ventimiglia and Hayden Panettiere are now being considered an item. "Hayden‘s mom adores Milo.  She thinks he‘s so cute," a family friend told People magazine just before the turn of the year.  "She tells her friends that he‘s her boyfriend.  She‘s very proud."The magazine is also reporting that Ventimiglia, who plays Peter Petrelli on Heroes, spent time with Panettiere‘s entire family while in New York City last month. Read more »
NBC.com is expanding the Heroes universe by launching "Evolutions," a new section of the official website that‘s meant to bring fans even deeper into the complex mythology of the series.  The realm of "Evolutions" includes interactive mysteries, games, puzzles, character websites, and new stories that will be exclusive to that area of NBC.com.  Fans can also sign up to be notified of updates on the site, ensuring that they won‘t miss any of the exciting new content. Read more »
The WGA strike has caused various shows to shut down, but this doesn‘t mean that all have stopped working on developing their respective programs in other media.  For one, NBC‘s Heroes, a series that has successfully utilized other media to further its plotlines, has been continuously delivering itself to fans despite the strike, not only through the new graphic novels, but also through the supplementary site, "Heroes Evolutions.""Heroes Evolutions" is a digital extension of the hit show that further explores the Heroes universe and mythology. One of the people working hard to constantly develop the monumental project is NBC senior producer Joe Tolerico. Read more »
Anything based on a comic book has to have a ton of merchandise surrounding it, so it‘s fitting that a series inspired by comic books would have its own action figure line.  Thanks to Mezco toys, fans of NBC‘s Heroes will soon be able to pick up their own seven-inch tall recreations of their favorite characters.  The first set being released will include Claire in her cheerleader outfit, Peter Petrelli, Hiro with his trusty sword, Sylar preparing to strike, and Mohinder readying us for some exposition.  There will also be a special variant figure released exclusively by Diamond Comics that features Peter Petrelli in flight mode.  Now that we have some photos of this exciting batch of figures, you can judge for yourself how well they resemble the actors from the series. Read more »
Heroes may have already wrapped up its second season but that doesn‘t mean that Milo Ventimiglia will be having a lot of idle time during the show‘s hiatus. The 30-year-old actor, who is best known for his role as idealistic hero Peter Petrelli, has just been added to the movie Armored, as if the current cast for the upcoming action film wasn‘t enough to create some positive buzz.Ventimiglia now joins the star-studded ensemble consisting of Matt Dillon (Crash), Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix), Jean Reno (The Da Vinci Code), Skeet Ulrich (Jericho), Columbus Short (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip), Fred Ward (ER), Andre Kinney (NYPD Blue, Hannah Montana), and Glenn Taranto (The New Addams Family). Read more »
Television actors have a lot of time on their hands these days.  Some have scooped up film roles (they‘re the lucky ones), others are taking long vacations, but some, like Heroes‘ Hayden Panettiere, have decided to take a stand on what they believe in.  Panettiere is an official spokeswoman for the Save the Whales Again campaign and just last week spoke at a Downtown Washington, DC demonstration to show her support for the fair and humane treatment of whales.  The main perpetrator of whale slaughtering is Japan and Panettiere said of the situation: "Not only are these animals being cruelly slaughtered, the meat is contaminated by huge levels of mercury.”  Read more »
While the question of which cast member won‘t be returning for the next season of Heroes remains unanswered, the addition of at least one new actor to the series can now be confirmed.  Fans can look forward to the newest addition to NBC‘s science fiction series in the form of Jamie Hector, who is best known for his role on the critically acclaimed HBO series, The Wire.Not much has been disclosed about Hector‘s Heroes stint or how his character fits into the upcoming season, but it has been reported by New York Magazine that the African-American actor already shot a couple of episodes for the series, which have yet to be seen because of the writers‘ strike.  What he reveals, however, is his character‘s name and his experience in shooting his scenes so far. Read more »
In the past few weeks, you may have read something about a possible writers‘ strike in Hollywood and thought it was some meaningless threat that would have no real impact the TV you love. Oh, how wrong you are.One day after NBC announced it was doing away with the Heroes: Origins spin-off miniseries, now comes word that, in preparation for the now inevitable strike, the Heroes team is retooling the end of its December 3 episode so that it works not just as the end to the second chapter, titled “Generations,” but also as an end to the second season. Read more »
While the future of some NBC shows, such as Friday Night Lights, remains a mystery, today the network announced it will be renewing three of its most popular dramas for next season.  Life and Chuck will return to the network with at least 13 more episodes in the fall, and they‘ll be joined by the third season of Heroes.  However, the really great news for fans is that the super powered series will be returning with more than 22 episodes, which should make up for the truncated run of season 2.  It‘s unknown just how many episodes Heroes will produce, but they should begin airing sometime this fall. Read more »
Actor Milo Ventimiglia has been keeping mum about his romance with Heroes costar Hayden Panettiere, and in the March 2008 issue of GQ magazine, the 30-year-old star explains why. “When you‘re in the public eye, you try to keep whatever you can private,” he said.  People can speculate and talk.  But what can you do—stop living your life?” Read more »
Last Wednesday, Iconix Brand Group, Inc. announced that actress Hayden Panettiere, known for her portrayal of regenerating cheerleader Claire Bennett on NBC‘s Heroes, will be featured Candie‘s‘ Spring 2008 multi-media advertising and marketing campaign for Kohl‘s Department Stores.  The 18-year-old actress succeeds the likes of such celebrity models as Grammy winner Fergie, Hilary Duff (Lizzie McGuire) and Destiny‘s Child. "I am excited to be working with Candie‘s,” Panettiere said.  “Their campaigns are fun and playful and always feature the hottest stars.  I am honored to be the new Candie‘s ‘girl‘ and I look forward to working with them on lots of exciting projects. Read more »
There are a few television shows out there that have had absolutely wonderful soundtracks released.  I highly recommend you pick up all three of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer soundtracks, the Veronica Mars album, or one of the six mixes from The O.C. if you don‘t have them already.  The latest television show to put out an album filled with rocking tunes is NBC‘s Heroes.  The 18-track compilation will be released on March 18, exclusively at Best Buy stores or available for download at Zune Marketplace and other online outlets.  The CD will feature an eclectic group of songs from a range of artists including Bob Dylan, Wilco, and Imogen Heap.  Now you‘ll finally have the perfect music available when you want to test out your burgeoning superpowers. Read more »
On Thursday, BuddyTV reported that NBC is poised to release the first original soundtrack of the hit superhero drama Heroes this month.  However, it seems the network is really trying to keep the show alive while it is on hiatus, as a number of accompanying music videos are also being released.Heroes executive producer/director Allan Arkush has created five music video montage podcasts that feature show footage from the set and select tracks from the album.  The videos can be downloaded for free from the Zune Marketplace online store, or through streaming at MSN. Read more »
Kristen Bell was just getting the hang of Heroes when the WGA strike erupted last November, but even with the walkout now over, the actress‘ future with the show remains uncertain. According to TV Guide‘s Michael Ausiello, Bell is not signed on to Heroes‘ new season.  On the other hand, sources confirmed that the show is currently in active discussions with the actress to return for an arc during season 3, production of which is tentatively scheduled to begin on May 1, two months ahead of schedule.  The earlier date means that the show could have about 10-13 episodes completed when it airs again in September. Read more »
Hayden Panettiere is already known for playing cheerleaders in Heroes and Bring It On: All or Nothing, and now she may pick up the pom-poms again for a feature film.  Panettiere is currently in talks to star as the titular character in I Love You, Beth Cooper, based on the comedic young-adult novel by Larry Doyle, who is a former writer for The Simpsons.  However, unlike the squeaky clean cheerleader she plays on Heroes, Beth Cooper is a bit of a bad girl who gives a nerdy teenager the wild night of his life.  If the film sticks closely to the novel, this could be a naughtier, more adult role than anything Panettiere has played to date. Read more »
Ali Larter has come a long way from her infamous whipped cream bikini scene in the 1999 film, Varsity Blues. In fact, the television star and print model has made big waves last year, after being cast on the hit NBC series, Heroes, and being named as one of FHM‘s 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2007, landing in the 100th spot. In the recently concluded second season of Heroes, we saw Ali Larter‘s Niki Sanders in a cliffhanger, as she was left to supposedly die in an explosion. Larter, who just turned 32 on February 28, revealed in an interview the that she does know about Niki‘s fate after the explosion, but she isn‘t spilling any beans. Read more »
NBC‘s Heroes took a beating from both critics and fans for its second season.  Now that it‘s over, many are waiting to see just how the next chapter will turn out, including show star Adrian Pasdar. “Season 3 is going to be very interesting to see what happens and how they‘re able to take the lessons that we‘ve learned, and really tell the story that they want to tell without losing an audience,” Pasdar, who plays Nathan Petrelli on Heroes, told Entertainment Weekly.  “Because the goal at the end of the day is to have as many people watch the show as you can.” Read more »
Hayden Panettiere is sure keeping herself busy while pre-production is underway for NBC‘s hit series, Heroes, in which she plays the indestructible cheerleader, Claire Bennet. The 18-year-old actress has recently appeared on the cover of Cosmopolitan‘s April 2008 issue, in which she revealed her thoughts on men, troubled celebrities and being a "bad" good girl.If you think that this petite young woman is a softie, then you have got her all wrong. Unlike many other young stars in Hollywood, Panettiere isn‘t into much of the pampered diva lifestyle. In fact, she‘s a veritable toughie, admitting to being brave about doing her own stunts. Read more »
It was almost a year ago when it was announced that film director Kevin Smith would write and direct the first episode of Heroes: Origins.  The idea behind the six-episode spin-off was to allow big name creators the chance to play around in the Heroes universe.  Each episode would have introduced a new hero, and if any of them had been particularly popular they may have transitioned to the original series.  Despite the fact that directors such as Smith, Eli Roth, and Michael Dougherty were already signed on, NBC Entertainment co-chairman Ben Silverman recently announced that the idea has been scrapped.While fans may never get to see Origins, they‘ll still have plenty of Heroes.  The show will return in July with new online webisodes, then return for its third season in September  with a two-hour movie that Silverman describes as "massive." Read more »
For every Bruce Willis, there are a dozen David Carusos.  That transition from TV success to film stardom is the rarest of all Hollywood feats.  It‘s a tough pill to swallow, but there‘s some indistinguishable stigma that keeps TV stars from lighting the world on fire in the world of film.  But, that doesn‘t mean Hollywood hasn‘t stopped trying.  Nor should they.  I don‘t understand why Jennifer Aniston of Sarah Michelle Gellar never became big-ticket leading ladies on the big screen, and the same goes for a handful of other actors and actresses.  I bring this all up because Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia‘s first movie as a leading man was released today.  The film, entitled Pathology, is about pathology doctors who engage in a deadly, high-stakes murderous game.  Read more »
Happy holidays, everyone!I know what I‘m doing during the holidays, and that is catching up on all my favorite shows that I‘ve missed this fall.  NBC Rewind is making it easy for me to do that because I can watch all my favorite shows online at http://www.nbc.com/Video.  (I‘ve missed a few episodes of Chuck, so that‘s first on my list to watch on Rewind.)NBC is also helping us celebrate the holidays here at BuddyTV by providing us with a gift pack that includes Heroes season 1 on DVD, plus many more fun items!  Read on to see what you can win! Read more »
Jesse Plemons and Brea Grant made quite the couple on Friday Night Lights.  Grant played Landry‘s rebound love interest during the second season of Friday Night Lights and made a pretty darn good impression on fans and TV executives alike.  Jesse Plemons has always been a fan favorite as Landry.  NBC is apparently a big fan of both.  Today, it has been announced that both Plemons and Grant have been cast in two different NBC franchises – one new and one old.  Brea Grant is joining the cast of Heroes next season, while Jesse Plemons will appear in an episode of NBC‘s summer anthology series Fear Itself.  Read more »
This summer, you can buy all the Heroes you want.  NBC announced today that Heroes action figures will begin hitting stores in early June.  Heroes and NBC joined forces with Mezco Toyz to create a series of seven inch action figures (not dolls!), which represents Heroes first foray into the toy market.  The action figures will be available anywhere toys are sold – major online retailers, department stores, specialty shops – as well as NBCstore.com and the NBC Experience Store.  Mezco Toys has previously created action figures for such big name franchises as South Park, Family Guy, and The Goonies.  In this first run of action figures, these characters will be featured: Claire Bennet, Mohinder Suresh, Sylar, Hiro Nakamura and Peter Petrelli.  Read more »
Earlier this month, we reported that Brea Grant, who recently appeared on Friday Night Lights as Jean Binnel, is joining the cast of Heroes next season. She‘ll be playing a super-fast girl but instead of portraying a character named Joy, the 26-year-old actress will now be playing a Speedster named Daphne. In an interview with The Associated Press, Grant hints on what to expect from her mysterious character when she debuts on the third season of Heroes on Monday, September 15. Read more »
There‘s a lot to take in here.  NBC head Ben Silverman held a conference call today regarding NBC‘s upfronts.  He went over the NBC Fall schedule, the new series that will premiere next season, what NBC‘s midseason will look like and which shows will return, when they will return and with how many episodes.  NBC‘s big thing is that this schedule is a 52-week schedule, with staggered premiere dates and very few re-runs.  Ben Silverman claimed that next season, NBC will premiere more series than any other network ever.  That‘s probably true.  Read more »
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi aren‘t the only ones patiently waiting for California‘s Supreme Court to strike down the law banning gay marriage. The wait is also over for Heroes actor George Takei as he can now marry longtime partner Brad Altman after being together for 21 years.  The 71-year-old actor, who plays Hiro Nakamura‘s (Masi Oka) father Kaito Nakamura on the NBC series, has announced his plans to tie the knot on his official website.“Our California dream is reality,” the Heroes actor wrote on his website.  “Brad Altman and I can now marry.  We are overjoyed!  At long last, the barrier to full marriage rights for same-sex couples has been torn down.  We are equal with all citizens of our state!” Read more »
Trading cards used to be cool.  For some people, they may be still be cool, but it‘s safe to say that the trading card heyday is over.  It used to be baseball cards and baseball cards only.  Then other sports got involved, then it just blew up.  Any and all entities were subject to the trading card treatment – comic book characters, political figures, sandwiches, etc.  The trading card industry hasn‘t been as prevalent in recent years (unless it‘s just me who‘s out of touch, which is entirely possible) but, nonetheless, NBC and Topps have teamed up this summer to bring Heroes fans trading cards of all their favorite Heroes characters.  The first of two sets have just hit stores (the second set will arrive in July) and it contains ninety different cards, including flip motion cards, foil cards, cards with bits of costume material, and cards with special Tim Sale original character sketches. Read more »
Today NBC announced a more detailed schedule for its Fall premieres, including a few changes. The Molly Shannon/Selma Blair sitcom Kath and Kim will move from Tuesdays to Thursdays, leaving room for The Biggest Loser to gain 30 extra minutes. Also, the new series America‘s Toughest Jobs from the producers of Ice Road Truckers, will premiere this Fall as opposed to next Summer, which NBC originally planned.Additionally, NBC announced premiere dates for all of its shows. Heroes is returning one week later than previously announced and 30 Rock fans will undoubtedly be upset, and with good reason. Read on to see the new NBC Fall 2008 schedule and premiere dates. Read more »
With Heroes gearing up production for the third season as we speak, new cast members are still being added to the NBC sci-fi drama.  One of the latest additions to the series is Bruce Boxleitner, actor best known for his role as Capt. John Sheridan on the sci-fi series Babylon 5. Also known for his leading roles on television series like How the West Was Won, Bring ‘Em Back Alive, and Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Boxleitner starred in the Kenny Rogers as The Gambler trilogy and made appearances on Judith Krantz‘s Till We Meet Again and She Spies. Read more »
Executive producer and director Allan Arkush has already hinted on some of the details of the upcoming season of Heroes but cast member Jack Coleman has even more to say about what‘s in the cards for his character Noah Bennett and the rest of the characters of the NBC‘s science fiction series. While some heroes are bound to go into the dark side, there are also some villains who are expected to turn good.  This, according to the 50-year-old actor, is one of the many twists to watch out for when Heroes returns on September 15. Read more »
Little by little, details about the third season of Heroes have gradually surfaced in the internet.  So far, we already know that the new season will be a breeding ground for new characters and will be swarming with villains teaming up to destroy the earth.  Shedding more light about the sci-fi series is executive producer and director Allan Arkush, who promises that Heroes will be returning with a bang on September 15 with the first and second episodes airing back-to-back.When we last saw Heroes, Nathan (Adrian Pasdar) has become the victim of an assassin‘s bullet, Niki (Ali Larter) is unable to escape when the building she‘s in exploded, and Sylar (Zachary Quinto) has regained his abilities after using a cure procured by Mohinder (Sendhil Ramamurthy).  According to Arkush, this is precisely where the new season will kick off. Read more »
One of the things that makes the Heroes story feel so epic is the fact that there are many characters spread out around the globe.  Lost may have made it cool to have an expansive, multi-ethnic cast, but Heroes put them all in different locations and gave them awesome superpowers.  However, many fans felt that the major flaw of season 2 was that there were too many new faces.  New additions like Maya, Alejandro, West, and Monica (Dana Davis) didn‘t go over well with audiences.  Despite the fan backlash against some of these characters, TV Guide‘s Michael Ausiello has announced that Heroes will be adding two new faces to season 3. Read more »
One of the weakest aspects of Heroes, at least in my mind, are the voiceovers that often open and close each episode of the series.  Actor Sendhil Ramamurthy certainly has a lovely voice, but the narration is often written to violently pound the episode‘s themes into our heads, as though we‘re too dense to figure them out ourselves.  Since I‘m quite tired of listening to Mohinder drone on about evolution, I‘m excited to report that someone else may be taking over the narrating duties when the show returns for its third season.  According to Michael Ausiello at TV Guide, creator Tim Kring is said to be seeking "an Australian Aboriginal actor in his fifties to appear in multiple episodes as a storyteller with great wisdom and a soft, soothing voice." Read more »
I have to admit that I didn‘t like many of the new characters that were introduced in the second season of Heroes.  Claire‘s new boyfriend, West, was creepy and annoying, Maya and Alejandro were useless, and Micah‘s cousin, Monica (Dana Davis), wasted an awesome super power on playing Double Dutch.  However, one character that I truly did love was the evil Adam Monroe, played by former Alias star David Anders.  The last we saw of the wannabe Takezo Kensei, he was buried alive by Hiro (Masi Oka) after attempting to release a deadly virus.  Is it really possible to keep a good villain down?Anders recently spoke with SyFy Portal about whether or not he‘d ever return to the series.  Beware that there are spoilers for the third season of Heroes below, so don‘t read on if you don‘t want to know. Read more »

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