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NBC Reviving “Heroes”: Four TV Series That Need To Come Back

Resurrection is in for 2015, but worry not as zombies won’t be involved. According to CNN, THE 2006 NBC series “Heroes” will be revived for a 13-episode series next year under the name “Heroes Reborn,” – quite appropriate for the occasion.

The publications adds that the original creator of the series, Tim Kring, is on board to run the project, which is described as a stand-alone story, and that the characters have yet to be announced, but I think fans would be disappointed if some original heroes didn’t make an appearance.

“The enormous impact ‘Heroes’ had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening,” said NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke. “Shows with that kind of resonance don’t come around often and we thought it was time for another installment … we look forward to all the new textures and layers Tim plans to add to his original concept. Until we get closer to air in 2015, the show will be appropriately shrouded in secrecy, but we won’t rule out the possibility of some of the show’s original cast members popping back in.”

In celebration of this TV feat, here are four other cancelled series that need to make a comeback:

4. The X-files (1993 -2002)

The X-Files is an American horror sci-fiction drama television by Chris Carter. The series follows two ditectives solving x-files, unsolved cases that involve paranormal phenomenons.

The X-Files was the pinnacle of the 80s that made us all obsessed with the idea of alien attacks and ghosts. Forget investigation shows like NCIS or Bones, and bring back Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully now! This show not only had all the drama, horror, sci-fi, romance and mystery all in one and a the 2008 film “The X-Files I Want to Believe” was just a teaser, and not even a good one. 

3. Hey Arnold! (1996 – 2008)

“Hey Arnold!” is an animated series created by Craig Bartlet for Nickelodeon. Arnold is a fourth grader who lives with his grandparents in a big city. The show centers on his adventures in the city and how he solves his problems and those of his friends.

My childhood in the U.S. revolved around “Hey Arnold!” The cartoon series was cool, diverse, educational, and fun. Till this day, every time I reminisce about childhood with fellow 20 somethings it always seems to go back to the same argument, out of all the shows to take off TV why “Hey Arnold!”? We all remember the show fondly as it was the pinnacle of our after-school lives and frankly reruns on TeenNick (which unfortunately I don’t even get at home) are not enough!

2.Firefly (2002)

“Firefly” is a space western drama series Joss Whedon. Set in the year 2517, the series follows the rebel crew of Serenity, a ship.

Firefly had enormous potential it just needed some ironing out to get rid of wrinkles. This space western had multidimensional characters and a complex universe that should have been further developed and nourished, but instead Fox decided to cancel it after one season. The show did have a little bit of a comeback in 2005 with the film “Serenity,” which had positive ratings. Since 2002, the show has become a cult classic and there is no doubt that fans of the show would still like to see the series continue on television or maybe even on Netflix — that is if  Whedon ever finds time since he has moved on to bigger and better projects like “The Avengers” Age of Ultron” and according to MTV, there are some suspicions that he might be working on the third film as well. 

1. Deadwood (2004 -2006)

“Deadwood” is a western series by David Milch. Set in the 1870s in Deadwood, South Dakota, the series shows the growth of the town from poor to rich through the use of corruption.

This drama set in the Old West never even got a chance for some closure since HBO canceled it before the start of season 4. It was a magnificent show full of grit and energy, that took historical fiction to another level, but word on the rumor mill is that the show was too expensive, according to TV Series Finale.

Any other shows you think we should mention? Let us know in the comments below!

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