Angela Bromstad, NBC’s president of primetime entertainment, chatted with THR’s James Hibberd about some of the “on-the-bubble” shows including Heroes and Chuck. Here’s the relevant excerpt:
THR: Let’s run down some of the bubble shows. “Heroes”?
Bromstad: We met with (“Heroes” creator) Tim Kring (last week) and talked about a lot of things. It’s a wait-and-see for us.
THR: If “Heroes” does come back, is there a chance of it being announced as a final season?
Bromstad: We’re going to cross that bridge when we come to it.
THR: “Chuck” — a bit surprising on Mondays?
Bromstad: Pleasant surprise, and they’re doing great work.
THR: So fans presumably won’t have to buy Subway sandwiches again this year?
Bromstad: Well, it’s got to maintain, and it depends on development.
Bromstad even discussed the possibility of NBC picking up 24 should Fox decide against renewing it. Head on over the jump to read her reaction to that possibility.
THR: If Fox passes on doing another season of “24,” would NBC be interested?
Bromstad: I think it would be expensive for us. It’s been floated. It’s all going to come down to how strong our development is.
THR: But you wouldn’t rule that out as a fit for NBC?
Bromstad: I wouldn’t rule it out. I wouldn’t think it’s likely, but I wouldn’t rule it out.
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