NBC SUED FOR GARBAGE DISPOSAL
NBC premiered the highly anticipated sci-fi drama "Heroes" last week on Monday and about 15 million people tuned in.
Then on Tuesday, the Peacock network repeated the rookie show in prime-time, followed by reruns on its sister cable networks USA and Sci-Fi.
Now the pilot is available free of charge on NBC's website (including advertising, within the US).
Well, a US company that produces In-Sink-Erator garbage disposals wants to prevent NBC from future reairings because of the scene in which the high-school cheerleader who has the special ability to withstand injury stick her fingers into one of those disposals while it is running, destroying her fingers, although they do go back to normal a few seconds later.
Emerson appliance maker claims the episode "casts the disposer in an unsavory light, irreparably tarnishing the product" as it appears that "in the event consumers were to accidentally insert their hand into one" they would sustain serious injuries. NBC has yet to provide comment.
Last night, Heroes averaged almost 13 million viewers making it once again one of the most watched new programs of the week.