After 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?
Image courtesy NBC.
please bring back Heroes so sad its been cancelled
i would like to se a proper ending for Heroes. it ended poorly. leaving you in suspense to see what is going to happen next
Would love them to bring this show back. One of my favorites
I wish they would bring it back its says to be continued and then they cancel it
Do the right thing bring it back
Please bring Heroes back………….really disappointed that season 4 was the last, especially when it said TO BE CONTINUED at the end of Episode 19.
Bring back Heroes please please please or Sylar will come for you
Bring back Heroes
Bring it back out that show can continue forever and ever .. There is plenty of other crap to cancel
I want Heroes back i don’t have regular tv so i watch on dvd or crackle this is an amazing show I love it
Bring heroes back out it is other crap to cancel bring it back as a regular TV show that is a show that can go on forever
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.
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
I miss this show so much i wish they could mak 1 more season now what am i suppsed to watch.
I really enjoyed the show. I hope it continues.
i watched all of them it’s an awesome so and addicting i didn’t want to put down my laptop lol
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!
You rule Petra! Sylar is the best character EVER!
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.
Would love to see a conclusion I really like the show
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
You can see all of the episodes on Hulu.com
Are u guys bringing this back or what?? Wit the recent comments.., u guys should make up your mind already!!