Thursday, November 23, 2006

Heroes coming to BBC 2 - next summer

It was only a matter of time. BBC 2 has announced its bought the British terrestrial broadcast rights to the hit American drama series Heroes. Each year UK channels travel to LA in search of the next big hit. Some buy wisely, such as Channel 4 acquiring Ugly Betty, and others by shows that look gold but prove to be something that comes out of a golden retriever's bottom.

One of the biggest new shows this year was Heroes, an ensemble saga about a dozen people from different parts of the world who discover they have suddenly acquired superhuman abilities. The pilot is a little show and obviously didn't impress any of the major British network buyers, because Sky, ITV, the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5 all passed on the chance to purchase Heroes. Who snapped it up? The SCi-Fi Channel. Grud, they must be grinning like loons now.

Anyways, it was only a matter of time before one of the terrestrial channels recognised their mistake and bought the non-digital rights. BBC2 won the day and will no doubt schedule Heroes in the same sort of slot where it used to show series like Buffy. For those of us who don't have cable, digital or a satellite dish, that means waiting until next summer to see Heroes. Can't wait. Now, could somebody please hurry up and schedule Friday Night Lights on a British channel?


Good Dog said...

BBC2 won the day and will no doubt schedule Heroes in the same sort of slot where it used to show series like Buffy.

If that's the case then, like Buffy, they'll edit the shit out of the episodes.

Cindylover1969 said...

They may well put it there. But then again they might have it in the slot currently occupied by Torchwood; remember that unlike the Slayer, Heroes gets respectable ratings for NBC. Not respectable ratings by what's now CW standards, respectable by NBC standards. Plus since Christopher Eccleston is on board BBC2 isn't going to abandon something with the ex-Doctor to a teatime slot (although that said, the person at The Sun who dubbed this an "Eccleston drama" needs kicking). Let's just wait and see.

swarovski crystals chick said...

Cant wait to see Heroes even if it does get edited. heard loads of great things about it.

crazyjust12 said...

Heroes has got to be in my opinion one of the best programs bbc have put on this year. It'd probably beat 'spooks' or 'robin hood' and i actually like those programs!!

crazyjust12 said...

Heroes series 2 isn't probably gonna be as good as series 1 but it will still kick arse!!!!!! I think they should have left sylar in aswell cos he's pretty cool, even though everyone would start killing him again!!! HAHAHAHA!! LOL!!! LMAO!!! I heard next series is in february. Cant wait!!