Variety is reporting that the Sci-Fi channel has greenlit Stan Lee’s Who Wants to be a Superhero reality show for another season.  Season two will be made up of 10 episodes with Pow! Entertainment and Bruce Nash Entertainment executive producing the show.

I don’t know about you, but I remember the “good ol’ days” when a season’s worth of shows amounted to more than a measly 10 episodes.  Remember the days of 32 episodes a season?  Can you image how the ratings of Blade: The Series, Entourage, Smallville, and even Deadwood would be if there were 32 weeks of goodness instead of the five weeks of new stuff, eight weeks off, three weeks of new stuff, three weeks off crap that we have to put up with now?  Granted, I don’t want to see 32 weeks of Who Wants to be a Superhero, but come on…10 eps makes a season now?

via Variety (link)


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  1. They have a DVD out for Season one already…just think how it takes for the DVDs to come out for the shows we want to rewatch. So what do they plan to do for Season 2?…find another superhero? How many times can you watch the same thing over and over again?

  2. Totally agreed. Even the 13 episode seasons that the broadcast networks use seem like a bad idea. Tons and tons of filler and repeats and dead spcae. And they wonder why the viewer base is eroding?

    I have to say, though… I really wanted to hate this show in season one, but the combination of Stan’s delivery and the earnestness of the superhero-wannabees (well, most of ’em, anyway) made it an entertaining way to kill an hour a week.

  3. I liked Mrs. Otter’s suggestion that Season 2 should be “Who wants to be a Sidekick?” Finding a sidekick for the winner of season 1.


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