Joel at TV Squad is living the high life on the Television Critic’s Association press tour, hanging out and eating candy while hearing more about the new Grease reality show and The Apprentice. Sounds like the highlight of the NBC portion was the Heroes panel.
The show has been renewed for a second season, and creator Tim Kring talked a little bit about how he writes the show:
Creator Tim Kring was asked most of the questions, mainly centering around how he’s written the show. For instance, he was very grateful to NBC for telling him when the breaks in the show would be so he could write cliffhangers that would occur before each break. “It’s a great way to break story, because its like having a three act structure to a play,” he said. “It’s been really fun for us. I hope this kind of scheduling continues.” He also knew that they’d get 23 episodes instead of the usual 22 in enough advance to space things out appropriately.
About what may happen next season (remember, we found out this morning that there will be a season two), here’s what Kring said: “The idea behind the show is what happens to these characters and their lives. Season one posits an apocalyptic event; we will deal with that in season one, then season two will have another story attached to it. There won’t be a central mystery with the show, so we don’t have to deal with a large complicated storyline.”