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

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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:

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=xXUjpHHfTLY. youtube.com

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Zachary Tatro @TatroZachary

Squealing like a little girl! #HeroesReborn

David Meadows @dwmeadows

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

Keith John Childs @KJChilds645

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

Mitzi @LaurellynneBleu

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

2. Some were cautiously optimistic.

Dexter McLeod @DexterMcLeod

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

Tyler Alvarez @tadaba08

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

Jessica Keane @keanejessica

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

3. Some had very specific requirements for the miniseries.

Julio P @Pink_Dagger

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

Jordan Hoffman @jhoffman

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

E. M. (Liz) Thurmond @countmystars

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

4. Some were confused.

BenDavid Grabinski @bdgrabinski

Maybe HEROES REBORN is like a MUPPET BABIES thing

sam wilson @Adamantiumm

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

Joelle @solemnemptiness

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

5. And some were pessimistic.

Lauren @gameoflaurens

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

Laura Prudom @LauInLA

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

Heather Waters @redline_

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

Caroline Mary @CarolineRun

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

Ivan Vukovic @IvanVukovic

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.

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