As if there was ever any doubt, but now it is official that NBC has renewed Heroes for the 2008-09 season. The announcement was made recently by Ben Silverman, who is Co-Chairman of NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios, and Marc Graboff, who is also Co-Chairman of NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios. After mentioning two other series being renewed, Silverman said, “Additionally, we will be saving and re-launching our #1 drama and most successful franchise, Heroes, so that it will run in all original episodes in the fourth quarter.” "These pickups are a sign of our confidence in these quality series and will allow the respective producers to get a head start on their creative arc for next season," said Graboff. "As a result, they give us a lot to build on as we point to next year's schedule." In the 2007 season, Heroes was NBC's #1 series in adults 18-49, the #1 Monday series on any network in adults 18-49 and the #1 scripted series on any network in adults 18-34. In its first season, Heroes won a People's Choice Award, an AFI Award, a Multicultural Prism Award, and the TV Critics Association Awards' Outstanding Program of the Year. The series was also nominated at the Golden Globe Awards, NAACP Image Awards, Writers Guild of America Awards and Satellite Awards.