NBC has ordered early a full-season pickup for the 2007-08 season for the drama Heroes, it was announced by Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment.

Heroes is the #1 new series of the season in adults 18-49, total viewers and other key categories and, through 16 weeks of the season, is tied for the #3 ranking among all shows in 18-49. Heroes is NBC's highest-rated first-year drama in 18-49 in 12 years, since ER debuted in Fall 1994. Through January 7, Heroes was averaging a 6.8 rating, 16 share in adults 18-49 and 15.3 million viewers overall.

From creator-executive producer Tim Kring (NBC's Crossing Jordan) comes Heroes (Mondays, 9-10 p.m. ET) - recently named the winner of the People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama - is an epic drama that chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities - and a destiny to save the world.

They include a genetics professor (Sendhil Ramamurthy, Blind Guy Driving) in India who is led by his father's disappearance to uncover a secret theory - that there are people with super powers living among us. Also featured are a young dreamer (Milo Ventimiglia, Gilmore Girls) tries to convince his politician brother (Adrian Pasdar, Judging Amy) that he can fly. A high school cheerleader (Hayden Panettiere, Ice Princess) learns that she is totally indestructible while trying to relate to her father (Jack Coleman, Dynasty) who has a keen interest in people with special abilities. A Las Vegas single mother (Ali Larter, Final Destination) struggles to make ends meet to support her young son (Noah Gray-Cabey, My Wife & Kids) and discovers that her mirror image has a secret.

In addition, a fugitive from justice (Leonard Roberts, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) continues to baffle authorities. A gifted artist (Santiago Cabrera, Empire), whose drug addiction is destroying his life and relationship with his girlfriend (Tawny Cypress, Third Watch), can paint the future. A down-on-his-luck Los Angeles beat cop (Greg Grunberg, Alias) can hear people's thoughts, which puts him on the trail of an elusive serial killer. In Japan, a young man (Masi Oka, NBC's Scrubs) develops a way to stop time through sheer will power.