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Heroes is an American science fiction serial drama television series created by Tim Kring. It premiered on NBC on September 25, 2006. The show tells the story of several people who "thought they were like everyone else... until they realized they have incredible abilities." These people soon realize they have a role in preventing catastrophe and saving humanity. The series emulates the style of American comic books in aesthetic as well as storytelling (i.e. short, multi-episode story arcs that build upon a larger, more encompassing arc). Kring said "we have talked about where the show goes up to five seasons."
The first season attracted an average of 14.3 million viewers in the United States and receiving the highest rating for any NBC drama premiere in five years. The first season's run consisted of 23 episodes; 24 episodes were ordered for the second season. The second season of Heroes premiered on September 24, 2007, but only 11 of 24 episodes have been broadcast, due to the writers strike. The dispute also led to the postponement of a six episode spin-off, Heroes: Origins, which was originally expected to air in April and May of 2008.
On May 14, 2007, NBC announced that during the 2007-2008 season, the network would air a six-episode Heroes spin-off called Heroes: Origins. The show was to air after the completion of the second season of Heroes. It was to introduce a new character each week, and viewers were to select which one would stay for the following season of the regular series.  However, on October 31, 2007, reports in Variety and The Hollywood Reporter indicated that Origins had been put on hold, because of a strike by the Writers Guild of America.