Can Seven’s Heroes save our world?
Only four days in and shows are dropping like flies. They must be grateful we are nearing the end of our ratings season, which buys them some precious time to take stock of this whole, sordid mess.
In addition to no Letterman and Leno, shows that have been ‘fasttracked / streaming direct / direct from the US” are hovering in perilous times.
One of these is Seven’s Heroes, currently screening about ten days out from the US.
But now creator Tim Kring is talking about a Dec 3 episode serving as a kind of “season finale” in case the strike lingers. Problem is, that will be two more episodes after Australian ratings end (officially Dec 1). Factoring in the current ‘fasttracked’ turnaround we could finish up with 2 unaired episodes hanging in the balance.
If the strike drags on into 2008 who knows how long it will before our storylines are resolved?
So what’s the answer? It’s unlikely Seven will air these in December non-ratings. It could however catch-up with a double episode, not a bad idea given that there is no Bionic Woman screening on November 22.
Meanwhile Tim Kring is also addressing criticisms that the show has been sluggish this season, agreeing that Hiro has lingered too long in Japan, that romances are not the show’s forte, and that the pace has been too slow.
You can read his comments here.
So how about it Mr Worner and Mr Hill? Let’s beef up the schedule with an extra ep. That would leave just one episode, Kring’s “mid-series finale” to air in December as an early Christmas present.
Updated: Correction -Two more eps