Tuesday, April 28, 2009
NBC cutting on Heroes
It looks like NBC thinks that limiting the episodes per season will help the series get a boost in viewership. I'm not sure about that, but I know that it's probably going to make it harder for the writers to fit in a decent storyline when they have less space to work with. That's the whole reason season two tanked so bad.
"It's becoming clear that the broadcast networks, under pressure to cut costs as ratings continue to erode, are taking a page from their cable cousins. Rather than deploy the normal set of 22 to 25 episodes that play out between September and May with a number of interruptions and repeats, the broadcast outlets are winnowing down the number of episodes they air for selected programs."
Read the full deal at this link, http://adage.com/mediaworks/article?article_id=136194 .