In the modern age of media, we’re quickly learning that nothing stays truly buried forever. We’ve seen success stories for “Arrested Development” and “Veronica Mars,” but more often than not these sort of “revivals” end up being rumors. Just look at the talk suggesting that “Jericho” was coming back, for example, or that “Pan Am” was going to be airing via some online platform. Until “Firefly” managed to turn into “Serenity,” and Fox was convinced to bring back “Family Guy,” it was almost unheard of that shows ended up getting a second chance.
What’s mostly surprising this time around is that we’re not even sure the show being talked about is one people want to see on the air again. According to TVLine, MSN is in talks with NBC about reviving the once-popular show “Heroes” in hopes of creating new content for Xbox users. This show was at once very popular, and it is widely known for helping to provide big breaks for such people as Zachary Quinto and Jayma Mays.
At the end of the day, though, we almost feel that MSN would be better off creating a similar superhero franchise. Why? “Heroes” does not exactly have the best legacy. It was extremely successful during its first season on the air commercially and critically, but then struggled from that point on thanks to boring storylines, weak character development, and a simple feeling that things were too complicated. If they were going to revive a show about ordinary people with special abilities, we almost wish that they would look at USA’s “The 4400,” a show that basically also threw aliens into the equation and kept its quality throughout later seasons.
Do you think that bringing “Heroes” back is a good idea? If you want to see what shows NBC is bringing back to their own network this summer, be sure to visit the link here.