NBC has ordered nine additional episodes of Heroes, making the Monday-night marvel the first new series of the fall to receive a full-season pickup. To date, Heroes has averaged 13.5 million viewers and has tied ABC's Brothers & Sisters as the top newbie among adults 18-49.

On the other side of the spectrum, NBC's Kidnapped will finish up its recently truncated, 13-episode run on a new day, Saturday, starting Oct. 21. The thriller's Wednesday-at-10 berth is expected to be filled by Dateline NBC.