NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution has sold hit NBC primetime series "Heroes" to cable networks G4 and MOJO for its debut in off-network syndication, it was announced today by Frances Manfredi, Senior Vice President and General Sales Manager, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.
The multi-season strip deals with G4 and MOJO debut in fall 2010, and include a repurpose window of current season episodes the week following NBC's initial airings starting in 2007.
"'Heroes' is a perfect show for G4 and MOJO," says Manfredi. "We are thrilled about the deal and look forward to a long and successful relationship with the two networks."
"We are excited to become part of the 'Heroes' phenomenon," said Neal Tiles, President, G4. "This extraordinary series speaks perfectly to G4's young male audience and is an excellent complement to the network's programming line-up, which includes content such as Comic-Con coverage, the live daily strip 'Attack of the Show' and videogame review series 'X-Play.'"
"'Heroes' is a series of the highest caliber which has garnered a cult-like following. It will be a perfect lead-in for MOJO's Thursday night block of original hi-def programming," said Robert D. Jacobson, President and CEO, iN DEMAND Networks (MOJO's parent company). "With its loyal young adult audience and characters who are real people with extraordinary qualities, 'Heroes' speaks to the MOJO core viewer: one who's active, who's curious and who's involved."
G4 will debut "Heroes" with all-day marathons of season one episodes on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28. The network will begin airing episodes from the current season with a mini-marathon of the first six episodes of "Heroes" season two on Saturday, November 3 from 5:00-11:00pm et/pt. G4 will then regularly air each week's current episode of "Heroes" on Saturdays at 10:00pm et/pt.
"Heroes" will premiere on MOJO Thursday, November 1, airing the first six episodes of season two from 3- 9:00 pm et. Going forward, "Heroes" will air on MOJO every week on Wed. at 8pm pt/11:00 pm et and Thurs. at 5pm pt/8pm et. MOJO will also air a marathon of season one episodes during the Thanksgiving holiday.
"Heroes" was the #1 new series of the 2006-07 television season, averaging a 6.5 rating, 16 share in adults 18-49 and 14.5 million viewers overall. Through the opening two weeks of the 2007-08 season, "Heroes" is television's #1 second-year series and a Top 5 entertainment series overall in adults 18-49 with an average 6.4 rating 15 share. It remains television's #1 drama with Men 18-34.