NBC Picks Up More ‘Heroes’

Oct 5, 2006  •  Post A Comment

NBC has given a full-season order to its freshman Monday drama “Heroes.” NBC Entertainment President Kevin Reilly announced the order Thursday.

NBC is touting the 9 p.m. (ET) “Heroes” as the No. 1 debuting show this season so far in adults 18 to 49, tied with ABC’s drama “Brothers & Sisters.” The ensemble drama, which profiles a group of ordinary people who are slowly discovering they have extraordinary powers, has also improved NBC’s fortunes on Monday night.

“‘Heroes’ has delivered exceptional ratings since its premiere, and we’re even more impressed with the quality of the upcoming episodes,” Mr. Reilly said in a statement. “We have complete confidence in creator-executive producer Tim Kring. The best is yet to come over the course of a full season with this newest drama sensation.”

Joining Mr. Kring as executive producers are Dennis Hammer and Allan Arkush (“Crossing Jordan”). “Heroes” is produced by NBC Universal Television Studio.

The network had no comment on published reports that its struggling Wednesday 10 p.m. drama, “Kidnapped,” which has steadily declined in the ratings since its premiere, may be headed toward cancellation.