New releases announced today, September 29:
Captains and the Kings will be coming out January 13
Heroes Unite! will be coming out November 4
Villians Showdown will be coming out November 4
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Question: Is the popularity of Heroes a good sign for superhero TV shows? Or is it a fluke when compared with the ratings failure of Blade? Could we get an Incredible Hulk revival? It doesn't take networks long to clone each other's shows. I mean, a couple of weeks into the new fall season, Fox was already prepping a pilot for a Devil Wears Prada TV show after the success of Ugly Betty. So are there already new superhero shows in the works?
Answer: I'm sure there are, but this path is fraught with peril. The popularity of Heroes has more to do with someone finally learning the right lessons from Lost's breakthrough: Placing ordinary relatable characters in an extraordinary circumstance makes for powerful and potentially popular TV. To intuit that all of a sudden there's going to be a mass market on network TV for superhero series is a recipe for disaster. The fact that "super" is not in the title of Heroes speaks volumes to the fact that the producers and the network are leery o ...