When Heroes premiered in 2006, it was a runaway hit. But as the seasons went on, Heroes exhibited diminishing returns, in both audience size and quality.

Now, Heroes is back and hoping to recapture that Season 1 magic. But can Heroes Reborn redeem what happened with the original series?

"Redemption is a tricky one because it almost sounds like you're apologizing for something. And I don't think the show has anything to apologize for," star Jack Coleman tells TVGuide.com. "You never have the first season again. There's only one first kiss and that's what it was. But this is very true to the original spirit."

See what else Coleman has to say about Heroes Reborn in the video above.

Heroes Reborn premieres Thursday at 8/7c on NBC.