6 Types Of Reactions To The Return Of NBC’s "Heroes"

Heroes Reborn will premiere in 2015 as an “event miniseries” of 13 episodes. And people have a lot of feelings about it!

Shocking just about everyone, the 2006-2010 TV series Heroes will return to NBC as an “event miniseries” in 2015. The network made the announcement with a 15-second teaser that played during its coverage of the Winter Olympics:

Original creator and executive producer Tim Kring is returning to oversee 13 episodes for a “stand-alone story arc,” but all other details are “being kept under wraps,” according to an NBC press release.

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“[W]e look forward to all the new textures and layers Tim plans to add to his original concept,” said NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke in the release. “Until we get closer to air in 2015, the show will be appropriately shrouded in secrecy, but we won’t rule out the possibility of some of the show’s original cast members popping back in.”

When it debuted in 2006, Heroes was an instant hit, and its first season is largely regarded as one of the strongest debuts in recent TV history.

But many fans felt it suffered a steep and irreversible drop in quality — starting, really, with the Season 1 finale. And the show’s ratings plummeted, from nearly 17 million viewers for the Season 2 premiere on September 24, 2007, to barely 4 million viewers for the (seeming) series finale on Feb. 8, 2010.

Needless to say, people had a lot of feelings about the news that Heroes was returning.

1. A lot of people were genuinely excited.


— Tori LaC (@ToriLaC)

I'm just crying here because of so many damn feels. Apparently we're getting a Heroes Miniseries in 2015. I'm so happy #HeroesReborn

— Joanna (@publicpolicebox)

Heroes coming back is freakin awesome!! #HeroesReborn

— Billy (@Bi11yJ0e)

Squealing like a little girl! #HeroesReborn

— Zachary Tatro (@TatroZachary)

Heroes is coming back in 2015!! Best.News.Ever #heroesreborn

— David Meadows (@dwmeadows)

OMG #heroesreborn I want it now, don't want to wait till 2015

— Keith John Childs (@KJChilds645)

I'm so excited for Heroes Reborn. omg. F.I.N.A.L.L.Y.

— Mitzi (@LaurellynneBleu)

2. Some were cautiously optimistic.

Wow..."Heroes Reborn" is coming! The show started strong, ended weak. Let's hope this redeems it! #HeroesReborn http://t.co/X7dgbkgVCS

— Dexter McLeod (@DexterMcLeod)

Lets hope that #heroesreborn is more season 1 than season 2 on

— Tyler Alvarez (@tadaba08)

so excited for the return of @heroes I just hope it's better than the last season #heroesreborn

— Jessica Keane (@keanejessica)

3. Some had very specific requirements for the miniseries.

So do Peter & Sylar confess their undying love for each other in #Heroes:Reborn? Cuz if so, I'm game. @MiloVentimiglia @ZacharyQuinto

— Julio P (@Pink_Dagger)

Can't wait for Sylar to meet Sylar Prime in episode 12 of #heroesreborn

— Jordan Hoffman (@jhoffman)

Can #HeroesReborn please be about D.L. Hawkins and Meredith Gordon? Firefighter and firestarter, resurrected. They fight crime!

— E. M. (Liz) Thurmond (@countmystars)

4. Some were confused.


— BenDavid Grabinski (@bdgrabinski)

Wtf Heroes Reborn teaser trailer wtf?? http://t.co/A2iM9hH2l1

— sam wilson (@Adamantiumm)

Heroes is coming back. http://t.co/1uxrKCmJ65 I'm...not sure how I feel about this.

— Joelle (@solemnemptiness)

5. And some were pessimistic.

ngl, not too excited about this heroes reborn thing. especially after the last season. #pessimistic also #NoMiloNoGo #ismyrule

— Lauren (@gameoflaurens)

If at first you don't succeed... wait four years and hope the world has developed collective amnesia. #HeroesReborn

— Laura Prudom (@LauInLA)

What the hell? Why? The first was bad enough. RT @TheWrap: NBC Rebooting 'Heroes' With Miniseries http://t.co/Q0MSAAFxxW

— Heather Waters (@redline_)

Heroes Reborn?! Seriously?! Is tv that bad that we need to reboot tv shows? Or is it just nbc is that bad?

— Caroline Mary (@CarolineRun)

I want anybody who is excited about #HeroesReborn to look me in the eye and tell me with a straight face that anything past S1 was good.

— Ivan Vukovic (@IvanVukovic)

6. Mostly, though, people poked fun at the idea by imagining other #NBCReboots, which quickly began trending on Twitter.


— Joe Adalian (@TVMoJoe)

Sad About You #NBCReboots

— Tom Brennan (@Brennanator)

CHiPs and DiP #NBCReboots

— Will Presti (@WillPresti)

Little Condo on the Prairie #NBCReboots

— Rob Griffiths (@rgriff)

Smash Williams #NBCReboots

— Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall)

30 Rocks From The Sun #NBCReboots

— Kim Sherrell (@kim)

L.A. Law & Order #NBCReboots

— twayward (@twayward)

Friends: SVU #NBCReboots

— Tom Brennan (@Brennanator)

Just Janice #NBCReboots

— Kent Sanderson (@MrKentSanderson)

#NBCReboots E•N•E•M•I•E•S

— Carolyn (@carolyncaroline)


— Michael Schneider (@franklinavenue)

#NBCReboots 1601 Penn, 31 Rock, 228

— tapeworthy (@tapeworthy)

The B-Team #NBCReboots

— Uncle Jason (@IamUncleJason)

Daphne and Niles' Unbearable Children #NBCReboots

— Kent Sanderson (@MrKentSanderson)


— emilynussbaum (@emilynussbaum)

Friday Night Viral Videos #NBCReboots

— Joe Adalian (@TVMoJoe)

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