Heroes Finally Falls

By Tim Surette

May 14, 2010

Some of you will cry, some of you will jump for joy. But nothing will change this fact: Heroes has finally been canceled, says The Hollywood Reporter.

You've all heard the story before: Heroes burst onto the scene with critical praise and outer-space ratings, but began a sharp decline just before its Season 1 finale that seemed to last forever. Critics say poor writing and acting are what doomed the show, but Heroes simply failed to work after its infancy.

There's recently been talk of giving the show some closure with a made-for-TV movie, but that no longer appears to be in the cards. I'm sure someone will wrap things up with some awesome fan fiction, though. [UPDATE: Deadline Hollywood is reporting that a made-for-TV special is in the works, and an announcement will happen next week.]

And don't fret too hard, because primetime superheroes will still have a large presence on TV next season, in NBC's The Cape and ABC's No Ordinary Family—the latter of which sounds like it might actually be pretty good.

Until then, let's fill up the comments section with fond farewells, harsh good riddances, and "meh"s.

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  • fistofkhonshu May 26, 2010

    Quit rerunning this story. This website hasn't started syndicating stories has it?

  • MassComm May 26, 2010

    I'm gonna settle on fond farewell. I just love the show sooooooooo much. Sure there were things that needed fixing but all in all, I'm gonna miss it like crazy

  • Yohan88 May 26, 2010

    Season was great, they never reached that level of greatness with the other seasons i'd like to compare Heroes to Prison Break. Awesome great first seasons, but i think it should have stopped there, don't get me wrong both Prison Break and Heroes were 'enjoyable' to watch after the first seasons but both lacked brilliance compared to the first season.

  • md5215 May 24, 2010

    NBC must have hired the idiots at ABC to choose their programming. ABC cancelled everything I watched there last season and now NBC is following suit. With 2 networks out of the way I will have lots more free time. For the folks who couldn't follow heroes, or just like to bash it, you just didn't understand it. Stick with mind numbing drivel like Family Guy and you will be ok..

  • FranklyMyDear28 May 24, 2010

    FINALLY! So tired of hearing about this crap show. Lost would have been a better use of your time ;D

  • xixamadeira May 24, 2010

    I'll choose "meh", i watched it but didnt care too much for it. Storylines sucked really bad! There wasn't a greater purpose to what the characters were experiencing, a lot of plot holes, and they were always dealing with the exact same issues as all the seasons before. Take Claire and her too dads, the exact same crap season after season, daddy keeps secrets so hate you daddy, I want you bio-daddy, bio-daddy is meaner, I want you real daddy again! Yawn!!!! similar things happens to all the other characters. Big yawnfest!

  • scatha_guardian May 23, 2010

    They needed a season 5 to wrap things up...and for those who complain or don't like it, then why did you WATCH IT???

  • Shreela May 23, 2010

    I grew very tired of Heroes' flip-flopping back and forth between past, present, and future, but I continued to watch in the hopes of making sense of it all with proper closure. I also enjoyed Surface, another SciFi'ish-Mysterery type series, which was canceled without ANY closure. I REFUSE to start any network's new series if they burn their faithful viewers by withholding closure. I think I was already watching Heroes when Surface was canceled, but if they burn me again, BYE BYE NBC, for I won't TRUST them to entertain me. To ALL networks: If you're losing money on a show, then fine, cancel it, I understand. But don't burn your viewers by leaving us hanging -- GIVE US CLOSURE!!!!!

  • dance4thestars May 23, 2010

    So Ederlore, I totally agree that NBC has botched it (and it started at least 4 years ago by dropping Studio 60) and much more notably with the Late Night fiasco. But for the love of all that is holy if you are going to poke jabs at this failing network don\'t do so by saying Flashforward is on NBC. Takes the steam out of your sails. It is on ABC. :) P.S. I was a Heroes fan but it was time to go.

  • RobGrizz May 23, 2010

    I remember the big 'red carpet' event they had for the premiere of either season 2 or 3. I've never seen a show with this much on an ego before

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