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'Heroes' reborn as 2015 miniseries event

You just can't keep a good "Heroes" down. NBC plans on reviving the series in 2015 with a 13-episode miniseries event titled "Heroes: Reborn."

Hopefully the new mini will be the good "Heroes" fans watched during the 2006 inaugural season that introduced a group of people with super powers. Many fans and critics felt the show, which ran until 2010 on NBC, fizzled after that first season.

Original creator Tim Kring will be back at the helm for the mini, which will feature a stand-alone story arc. NBC will introduce new storylines and characters to the mythology in a web series prior to the show's return. Further details are being guarded closely, NBC Entertainment  President Jennifer Salke said in a statement.

"The enormous impact 'Heroes' had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening," Salke said. "We're thrilled that visionary creator Tim Kring was as excited about jumping back into this show as we were and 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."

The statement leaves open the possibility for the return of original cast members such as  Hayden Panettiere, Zachary Quinto, Masi Oka and Milo Ventimiglia. "Heroes," which also starred Adrian Pasdar, Jack Coleman and Ali Larter, was canceled in 2010 after four seasons. 

"Heroes" is the second beloved series to be relaunched as a miniseries. Fox is bringing back "24" in May with "24: Live Another Day," a 13-episode event that finds Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) in London, once again racing against the clock to save the world.

Can "Heroes: Reborn" recapture the magic in a new miniseries? Will you watch? Let me know what you think in the comments.

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