In a move taken directly from the catalogue of David Bowie (see 'Heroes' from Heroes and 'Zeroes' from Never Let Me Down) NBC has admitted to being the authors and creators of a parody of the television hit Heroes called Zeroes.
The video, in which a group of people discover that they have 'pointless abilities,' has been seen by over a million people on YouTube. It's actually pretty funny, despite the bile that might rise in the back of your throat at the idea of a media conglomerate producing a "viral" video.
What's good about this? It means that NBC kind of understands the medium of the viral video. Instead of just making another commercial for Heroes, or doing some 'bonus footage' from the show, which is a 30-second clip just meant to get web traffic, they understand that people want to see creative stuff on the 'nets, and that's good on its own.
Now, if we could just lose The Black Donnellys and get Studio 60 back, that would be awesome.
Check out the video after the jump.
TV Squad: Zeroes was an NBC creation