'Heroes' Could Save The Cheerleader, But Not Itself

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'Heroes' Could Save The Cheerleader, But Not Itself

Save the cheerleader, save the world. It was the rallying cry that led 2006's Heroes to run faster than a speeding bullet to the top of the ratings, albeit, unexpectedly. But while it might have attracted over 14 million viewers with its promising premise, superhero lore, and, of course, Milo Ventimiglia, the series needed its own savior — from itself.

In the latest episode of our TV origin stories podcast, TV. Watch. Repeat., my co-host Allison Piwowarski and I explore the history of Heroes, and its unceremonious downfall. Was it the untimely writers' strike that proved to be its demise? Meddling network executives? Or simply a plot that would be served much better in shorter installments than a network would allow?

Grab your horn-rimmed glasses and enjoy our latest episode of TV. Watch. Repeat. on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. And be sure to check out our daily pop culture podcast, Pop Chaser, for all your entertainment headline needs!

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