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?