Tim Kring is Sorry

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Last week, we published an interview in which Heroes creator Tim Kring came across as rather bitter about the current state of television. He even manged to insult those that watch his show at its regularly-scheduled time.

To his credit, Kring has issued a statement apologizing for the remarks:

I need to strongly apologize for the slightly mangled quote of mine that is making it's way around the internet.  It was made while trying to explain the rise in DVR and online audience for the show.


 I was making the point that these platforms now offer a superior way to watch the show (without commercials, with extra content, commentary, at the audience's convenience, etc.)  And went on to say how it's getting to the point where "watching the show on the air is relegated to the poor saps and dip****s who can't figure out how to program their DVR's".  (Or something close to that)  

It was a boneheaded attempt at being "cute" and making a point.  

Instead, it turned out to be just plain insulting and stupid.  I know now how it sounded, but I truly never meant to suggest anything negative about our audience.  No one cares more about the fans than we do at Heroes, and no one appreciates them more than me.   We are grateful for whatever way people are finding our show.  Now more than ever.

I want to take this opportunity to say that I'm very sorry for this careless, lame remark.  The best way to make it up to you is to live up to my promise that the upcoming episodes of the show are fantastic.  

I think you'll agree we're really on a roll and we couldn't be more excited about the last four episodes of "Villains" and the upcoming volume, "Fugitives", which we feel will be a huge hit with the audience.

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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    Picazo

    "build a bridge, and GET OVER IT!!!! " Nice one Cool Kid. HAHAA

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    Hey, does anyone here want some cheese with their whines? Oh, in that case then cry me a river, build a bridge, and GET OVER IT!!!!

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    Dude if any person was 'hurt' or 'insulted' by those comments, then you need to get a life and grow a pair of balls. It was tongue in cheek, and true.

    whaa whaa

    Tim Kring made fun of me

    whaa whaa

    The whambulance is coming for you all.

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    Yeah, I kinda butchered that last comment.

    What I meant to say was:

    And I don't find it as surprising that Kring is so loose with his comments but rather that a show with such a strong extended universe and web based component has a creator that seems so against the idea that people will watch his show primarily on the web, thus utilizing the same tech that he posits as an extention of the series.

    Sorry, my revisionary skills got the best of me.

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    I don't think anyone can save Heroes now. Kring's apology just comes across as a half-handed, PR-influenced attempt at covering his ass. And I don't find it as surprising that Kring is so loose with his comments but rather that a show with such a strong extended universe and web based component has a creator that seems so against the idea that people will watch his show ON utilizing the same tech that he posits as an extention of the series.

    He's just upset because the writing of his show is into either boring or batshit crazy territory.

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    Alright, I admit I'm a jerk. I still think Jeff Loeb should be the head honcho.

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    To me the most shocking thing is that the creator of such a web-savvy show would be so loose with his comments. Michael Richards, anyone?

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    ok both of you, just wtf are you saying even! you are just arguing and thats pointless. nobodys perfect (nonintentionally quoting hannah montana nonintentionally i swear) so the writer of heroes is no exception. i love heroes and especially season 3.

    great job tim!

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    wow pete stfu!!!!! im sure if u were in his shoes you would be nervous as f*** and because you said that to your audience, would want to save the show and the fans b apologizing to them. thats what i would of done. so keep ur "spineless retard" comments to yourself.

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    Spineless. Retard. I rest my case.




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