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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  1. says

    Please bring this show back. It was one of the best shows. Maybe you can explain what
    “to be continued” means. At least have an ending!!!

  2. Miki says

    I looked forward to the downward spiral of the characters using there powers over and over…stopping the series was crazy and left fans hanging…not fair

  3. amira says

    why wuld such an amazing series be cancelled in the first place? heroes is one of if not the best series ever made and it needs to be continued or at least finished

  4. sarah says

    ARE YOU FREAKIN KIDDING ME THIS IS LIKE TAKING CRACK FROM A CRACK HEAD GIVE ME MY SHOW BACK NOW AND KEEP THEM COMING I WILL BE BUGGING THIS NETWORK UNTIL I GET THIS BACK IT’S THE ONLY THING I WATCH ON TV AND IT IS UNFAIR TO SAY THAT SOMETHING IS GOING TO BE “CONTINUED” AND ITS NOT ! ….. THIS SHOW BETTER BE BACK ON BY FEBRUARY OR AT LEAST SOLD ON DVD ! I WILL BE ONE OF THE FIRST TO BUY THE SEASON THIS IS TOOO MUCH !!!

  5. james says

    bring heroes back we need it finished im sick of wondering whats gonna happen next make a movie or whatever to finish it up

  6. Free Bowen says

    I can’t believe NBC this show just needed to trim the budget on special effects and whatever characters that needed to be deleted do it with good writing and open options to bring backs characters if needed.

  7. My name is Elizabeth Caver. says

    I watched Heroes from season 1 -4 on netflix. You guys need to finish that show. Why would u stop it? Claire opened another chapter at the end of season 4. Don’t leave us hanging like that. If NBC won’t do it, find another network that will. Heroes is a awsome show. Bring it back and finish it. PS. NBC you suck for canceling that show.

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