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Heroes: TV Show Cancelled by NBC; No Season Five but…

IMAGEAfter becoming an almost immediate hit for NBC in Fall of 2006, Heroes dropped significantly in the ratings over the past couple seasons. Fans have complained about the storylines but the TV show has been one of the network’s biggest draws in the 18-49 demographic. NBC has opted to cancel it anyway.

Heroes follows a group of ordinary humans who have developed extraordinary powers that end up affecting their lives in positive and negative ways. The series’ large ensemble cast includes Adrian Pasdar, Ali Larter, Cristine Rose, Greg Grunberg, Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, James Kyson Lee, Masi Oka, Milo Ventimiglia, Robert Knepper, Sendhil Ramamurthy, and Zachary Quinto.

The network had reportedly been considering three options to wrap up Heroes — a 13 episode order for mid-season, an order of four to six episodes that could be aired over a couple nights in the fall, or to just cancel the series outright.

Though Heroes still brought NBC some its better 18-49 ratings this season, the numbers just can’t justify costs with a sizable cast and special effects budget. The network has a large selection of new hour-long dramas to choose from and so, has decided to cut Heroes.

On the bright side, NBC is supposedly working on a plan to wrap up the series. Right now, it sounds like there will be a two or four hour event that will air mid-season. The details will revealed at NBC’s upfront presentation on Monday morning.

Over the past day or so, Grunberg has been tweeting and hinting that “the fat lady” was getting ready to sing. As the news broke of Heroes’ cancellation, he wrote, “I’m hearing The FAT LADY singing her ass off!!! #Heroes = Cancelled! Sad. BUT… W/bad news comes GOOD!! My Next Tweet will explain!!” Three hours later, and Grunberg still hasn’t tweeted again.

What do you think? Are you sorry to hear that Heroes has been cancelled or was it long overdue? Will you watch the wrap-up event, whenever or whatever it is?

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Lady_L March 19, 2015 at 3:42 am

I’m so disappointed to learn that Heroes was cancelled. I only started watching it beginning of this year and already I’ve managed to watch all five volumes and was looking forward to watching volume six ( brave new world)

I’m gonna miss this show. Please halla if anyone hears about any progress on this.


Ciara May 19, 2014 at 12:42 am

i will really miss the show . i watch like 7 episodes a day on netflix lol.i watch this show when i feel sad , it will be missed


Anonymous June 6, 2014 at 11:53 pm

I miss this show so much i wish they could mak 1 more season now what am i suppsed to watch.


No name September 2, 2014 at 1:56 pm

I really enjoyed the show. I hope it continues.


Petra Gibson February 1, 2014 at 3:26 am

Heroes was and is my favorite show! My favorite Character is Sylar as Zachary Quinto. I would love it if they started to make season five!


Anonymous February 3, 2014 at 11:23 pm

You rule Petra! Sylar is the best character EVER!


carol Klander January 31, 2014 at 2:49 pm

This show could have been much better if the writers and costume, would figure out that were not dumb. in 1800 why have the drunk in today’s haircut, shaved face? too many “wait a minute” why is that. story line too confusing. Could have been a great show.


sean antill January 15, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Would love to see a conclusion I really like the show


ROBERTO MELENDEZ October 23, 2013 at 6:45 pm

maybe you can help me out,,,i was on the heros tv series,,with a latin merenque band,,playing with six others muscian,,,oct 2007,would like to see the video clip or movie,,,robertito melendez,,salsa band,, thank you very much


admin October 23, 2013 at 9:34 pm

You can see all of the episodes on


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