Newswire: The Heroes Reborn premiere will be a two-hour event

NBC is pretty convinced people miss Heroes, releasing two Heroes Reborn-branded video games and roping in as many original cast members as possible for the continuation series. And on Thursday, the network announced at the Television Critics Association press tour that the premiere, set for September 24, will clock in at two hours. Yep, Heroes isn’t even back yet, and there’s already too much Heroes.

The premiere will run for two hours starting at 8 p.m., followed by the series premiere of The Player, starring Wesley Snipes. The extended time slot means NBC is pushing back the season-three premiere of The Blacklist by a week, which is unfortunate news for the Blacklist fans who presumably exist. The Blacklist will return on October 1, giving the show’s marketing team plenty of time to put up roughly a million billboards.

Heroes Reborn will run for 13 episodes …

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