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. Anonymous says

    Can’t believe they canceled one of the best shows on tv, wow dumb move on there part. Hopefully there smart enough to bring it back.

  2. Tee says

    I think that AMC , my favorite tv station because of “The Walking Dead” series should do something with Heroes.
    Then it would just be perfect.

  3. Patty says

    Love heroes I became a fan and then drifted off but recently caught up through netflix I think a movie would be the best ending. Save money and go out with a bang.

  4. Crissy says

    I just finished the last season of heros like everyone else on Netflix. Gotta agree with the article. It started off good but lost some of its flavor in the second and third season. Claire’s character was annoying me with her constant crying over her being special. Anyone else would love to be able to not get hurt and do crazy stuff for the heck of it and not cry everyday for it. But I loved how on the last season she jumped off the Ferris wheel and showed the world that they exist. It looked like it would’ve opened up a whole new interesting chapter. I actually started to like it again. The fourth season was the best one. But even if they did bring it back they wouldn’t have all the original characters. The guy who plays Sylar is now in the Star Trek movies and he plays a big part in the show. If it was to be brought back I think it would probably have the characters that were young in the past seasons like Mika, his cousin, and parkmans son. They would probably have only two or three of the original characters. It would be interesting to see but I don’t think it would make it. It was a good show.

  5. jennifer says

    i been watching the show in netflix and wondered why they ever stop it i love it im in season 3 been watching it for 2 weeks now and well ya should think of bringing it back cause is a really good series is been over 5 years it stoped but it would be an eye catcher if ya put it back really nice show u cant just stop watching it wondering wat will happen next

  6. Casey D.Cantrell says

    Wow, over the course of two weeks off and on I’ve managed to watch four complete seasons of HEROS and I’ve loved every minute of each show. Drama, action and yet an every now and again Hiro with a bit of humor. I’m sad to find out that after ” A better world” when it says once again…To Be Continued I will now have to draw my own conclusions to what happens to the characters which by the way were awesome in each episode. Now in 2013 this show will now be top of my favorites list.

  7. anonymous says

    I am upset that its going to b cancelled and they haven’t wrapped it up or anything. I became a late fan of heroes so I’m sure there are more late fans like me.

  8. andrew says

    this show need to live on i am postive heroes has picked fan over the year a lot of fan. look at the comment some of them are recent and heroes still get the old fan tHAT they have lost because of the cancle. things arent the same as when they heroes started. maybe heroes can finsh the season a brave new world and end and start from scratch and if starting from scratch is to hard keep peter claire sylar and baby matty he should be mica age when it frist came out and trace. the reason heroes got cancled is because the time line it kept on going 12 hours 48 hours and weeks. keep heroes alive

  9. Anonymous says

    we need to see another season of heroes………..yall should stop trippin an give the people what they want. we want heroes!

  10. Kleva B says

    PLEASE BRING THIS SHOW BACK!!!! HELL, I’LL BE IN IT IF YOU NEED ME TO!!!! This was the best series I have ever watched and I LOVE introducing people who had never seen it and watching it with them, it becomes an addition. Where is the petition for the return of Heroes??? Bring it back!!!

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