Watch: First 2 minutes of Alfonso Cuaron and NBC’s ‘Believe’
Sources connected to CBS, NBC and ABC tell TMZ … the Peacock network believes Jimmy Fallon’s ratings success gives them extreme bargaining power. They put the word out to celebs, agents and publicists … if they want to be on Fallon they can’t appear on ANY other network … and not just shows that go head-to-head with Jimmy, but morning shows as well.
Promo: ‘Heroes Reborn’
So ‘Heroes’ is back. NBC has ordered a 13-episode event series from Tim Kring set to air in 2015. In a press release, the network said that they won’t rule out the possible return of original cast members but, ”until we get closer to air in 2015, the show will be appropriately shrouded in secrecy.”
It seems like a move inspired by Fox’s revival of ‘24,’ the difference being ‘24’ was good for most of its run. If ‘Heroes Reborn’ does 13 episodes like “Company Man” maybe it’ll be worth it. Otherwise, I’m predicting big premiere ratings and then steep fall off thereafter (given the quality picks up where it left off). If Kring is smart he’ll do all new characters and abilities.
Also, of note, is this might be the closest thing NBC has to comic book characters. With ‘Gotham’ at Fox, Marvel at ABC and DC at CW, where did that leave NBC if they wanted to compete for that audience? ‘Heroes’ I guess.
Now go enjoy #NBCReboots on Twitter.
An actual plot point in a 2014 episode of ‘The Michael J Fox Show' concerned the Henry family getting high speed Internet. And the son had to plug it in with comically large extension cords which then sparked and shocked him. Just so you’re aware.