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‘Heroes’ worship… by Damien
April 23, 2007, 3:20 pm
Filed under: Article, Behind the Scenes, Blog, Discussion, General, Links, NBC, News, Season 1

Of course tonight is the return but the Baltimore Sun posted a little article well its big if you read it and its all about the appeal of Heroes far from the TV i.e the way they have appealed to the Internet following with storylines and inside storys…

That kind of excitement and loyalty makes Heroes by far the hottest new series of the network season. Starring a cast led by Masi Oka and Hayden Panettiere, it tells the story of seemingly ordinary young people who discover that they possess extraordinary powers – and set out to save the world. Still in its first season, the show attracts a weekly average of 14.8 million viewers.

What really sets Heroes apart from its competition, however, is a slew of online extras, including an Internet comic strip featuring its characters. And while the TV series went on hiatus, its comic strip did not. So great is the success of the drama’s on-air and online components – blending old media and new – that some analysts are calling the show a model for TV in the Internet age.

“The popularity of Heroes as a prime-time TV series is impressive enough in its own right, but I think the big story, the stroke of brilliance, is the way that NBC married the interactivity of online graphic novels with television,” says Dianne Lynch, new media expert and dean of communications at Ithaca College.

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