`Heroes' worship

As it returns to the air, NBC's hit appeals to fans on the air and online

April 23, 2007|By David Zurawik and Carolyn Peirce | David Zurawik and Carolyn Peirce,sun reporters

As TV audiences go, University of Maryland senior Steve Donlin and his Delta Sigma Phi fraternity brothers are a network programmer's dream: Young, educated, technically savvy and on the brink of professional careers, they represent the demographic most resistant to television's allure and most desired by advertisers.

Tonight, between 15 and 20 of them will gather in their College Park frat house to watch what the 21-year-old Donlin calls one of the biggest viewing events of the year - the return of NBC's Heroes, which has been on hiatus since March 5.

Heroes NBC's Heroes airs at 9 tonight on WBAL-TV (Channel 11)To read the online novel, go to nbc.com/heroes/novel/

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