‘The Blacklist’ season 3 premiere pushed back; ‘Heroes: Reborn’ to get two-hour launch

The Blacklist logo any seasonYou’re going to have to wait a little bit longer to see the further adventures of Elizabeth Keen and Raymond Reddington.

While at the TCA Summer Press Tour event in Beverly Hills on Thursday, NBC confirmed officially that they are going to be pushing back the start of “The Blacklist” season 3 until presumably October 1, and will air the premiere of “Heroes: Reborn” now as a two-hour event. Per Entertainment Weekly, network head Robert Greenblatt claims that this move is being done to make the revival of the former hit show into more of an event than before. It’s not going to change the episode order for “The Blacklist”; while it may stink, think of it as that there will be one fewer repeat during the season itself.

What we also found interesting about this announcement is that Greenblatt openly said that NBC probably made a mistake back when they decided to try to push “Heroes” into longer seasons:

“The world changed since the show went off, and I think [creator] Tim Kring is the first person to tell you that it would have been better off if it had just been a 13-episode show … The first season had 13 and was embraced, and then [Kring] had to go into 22 episodes a year and there was a break in the air pattern. I think it was a show that would have benefitted from fewer episodes and a more compacted kind of season.”

For the record, Greenblatt was not in charge at the time in which the original “Heroes” aired.

(Photo: NBC.)

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