HEROES: ORIGINS

NBC on Monday announced Heroes: Origins, a spin-off series to air next season on the network. Heroes: Origins will fill in for Heroes during breaks in the season. Six episodes are planned. Each episode of the spin-off will introduce a new character — one of whom will be chosen by viewers through the Heroes website on NBC.com to become a cast regular the following season. NBC is planning 30 combined episodes of Heroes and Heroes: Origins…