The television networks are announcing their fall schedules all this week. The first one out of the gate is fourth-place NBC, which announced a spin-off for their popular show Heroes:
To stretch the normal 22-episode season of “Heroes,” which faltered after its long hiatus this year, NBC will add “Heroes: Origins.” The spin-off will introduce a new character each week, and viewers will select which one stays for the following season. The two series will have 30 new episodes combined.
They will also add three “supernatural” shows to their line-up:
–Bionic Woman, a remake of the 1970s spin-off of the Six Million Dollar Man, with Michelle Ryan in the title role.
–Journeyman, which is about “a San Francisco newspaper reporter who travels through time to alter people’s lives.”
–Chuck. “a thriller about a computer geek who becomes a government agent after spy secrets are embedded in his brain.”
Crossing Jordan and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, not surprisingly, were both given the axe, while Friday Night Lights will move to Friday nights, so it can get the axe early next fall.
For more information, check out TV Squad’s coverage. ABC will unveil their schedule tomorrow, followed by CBS on Wednesday. Fox and The CW will announce their line-ups on Thursday.