Heroes Finally Falls

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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Quit rerunning this story. This website hasn't started syndicating stories has it?
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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
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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.
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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..
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FINALLY! So tired of hearing about this crap show. Lost would have been a better use of your time ;D
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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!
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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???
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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!!!!!
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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.
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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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The 'great' minds that run NBC. They cancelled Law and Order:CI which was my favorite. Now 'Heroes' and apparently "Flash Forward" as well. Gee, I wonder what we'll as replacements? More dumbed down 'reality' shows? And they wonder why we watch cable instead.
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Good riddance! Season 1 was by far the best. The rest was crap
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I myself loved the show in the beginning, when it came around 8.30 PM each Thursdays here, but when season 2 was ended, I seriously didn't loved it anymore, certainly now it's airing at 12.30 AM in the night:S
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its about time...you all should have been watching LOST anyway
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too bad,so sad...bleh. You can probably count me in as one of this show's biggest fans,and yet after season 3,even I was going:''Somebody,stop this!''Nevertheless,it wasn't all bad,some of the actors were really good,and I hope they get work soon.
This show was a classic case of a great idea getting scre**d up!
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Finally, it should have been cancelled 2 seasons ago in my opinion.
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Oh well, I thought they might have one more season tops. At least I will have an extra hour of free time per week now.
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Sad for the crew and cast but hopefully we will see some of them working again. But about time the show was going down hill at the end of season 2 a big fight between Peter and Sylar and we didnt even get to see it just Claire looking tho the keyhole.
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I usually like to finish what I started but this show got so bad that I stopped half way through Season 4. It was too much for me to tolerate. I'm glad the Smallville route wasn't taken here and it was officially cut off like I forced myself to do anyway. I doesn't matter if there'd be a season that closed it or not. Conclusion doesn't make up for the main body that has done so much damage. I wouldn't recommend any newcomer to watch through 2 to, arguably, 3 seasons of torture just to get to an unlikely good final season. Once a show is screwed up, it stays that way IMO, unless it sucks at first, or just has maybe one bad season out of its like 5+.. Even with that condition, serious damage couldn't have been done.
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It's really a disappointtment, the show started off so good. It had huge ratings and a growing fan base during season 1. But then came season 2 and the whole thing just went downhill. Heroes should be an example to all upcoming producers and writers on how not to mess up a TV show.
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Can't say I'm surprised. To be honest the only things we wanted to see with this series were: 1) Hiro become the samurai sword-swinging lord of time from the future and 2) Peter Petrelli gain full control of all of his abilities and kick some ass.

It all went crazy when Sylar did not die and Peter lost his powers....since then it was tosh.
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I thought it was pretty good the way Season 4 wrapped up, back to the beginning of things with "My name is Claire Bennet, and that was attempt number..." But I won't say no to a 2-4 hour movie/miniseries event to bid those Heroes farewell.
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R.I.P. Hiro
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Stupid decision please 1 more season to finalize it.
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I stuck with ``Heroes'' for three seasons, two too long as it turns out. This show really started to suck about mid-way through Season 2, and while I understand that the writers' strike did the show no favors...it never really recovered. So, as much as I loved it in the beginning. Basically at this point, good riddance.
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Its about freakin time! This show took a nosedive after the first season and never looked back...what took so long?
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Thank God Heroes is been cancelled!! It was about time!! I used to like this show very much, but last 2 seasons were so terrible that just left a bad taste in my mouth
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Oh dang. Ali and Hayden are SO hot. Hopefully they pop up elsewhere SOON!
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Best news I got today.They should have destroyed Sylar and create bigger - badder foes but instead Sylar became the good guy, the the bad guy again, then the neutral guy, then the evil guy and then the ultimate good guy thanks to the efforts of the man whose very own brother was slaughtered by the very same man in black.And they expect us to watch that crap for on more season?Hiro was a shallow character, Ando was even worse.They really sucked at season 3 and all was gone by then.The cancellation was the right choice.
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they need to do one tv movie to wrap it up properly thats all the cliff hanger at the end of season 4 pissed me off stupid clair
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there are hopes for a tv movie to tie up loose ends
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Best thing about Heroes were the bad guys.
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i'm from iraq... i want to see Heroes 5
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Why did people have to complain so much about every little detail?? Heroes was awesome!!
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NOO!! They couldn't at least give it one last season to tie off all loose ends?
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Farewell,heroes
Thank you for hours of epicness T.T
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NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I admit that the series definately did had a few moments where I said "um.. wtf is this?" but the series made up for it with lots of other good points. I really kinda wished that they gave more depth to Micah Sanders, he was deffinately my favorite character.
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All I wanted was to find out how Hiro got to be the Time-Traveling Super-Samurai guy, but that whole story line just fell apart. Still, MUCH more fun to watch than all those stupid sitcoms and reality junk shows.
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I am upset about Heroes is cancel. I thought Heroes is very show TV. I wish Heroes should be back this fall but one chance. if you can writer a good ideas.
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Heroes never got past a simple writing issue namely they kept Sylar around, this meant the show itself never really progressed because they kept bring him back. I writer were never pushed to either 1. actual kill him dead (arthur coulda killed him) or 2. create a bad guy with more depth im powerful I want more power rah!
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I rly got hucked on Heroes when it started, but as the seasons passed the show just got badder and badder . I would still love to c how it ends... would b nice with a final season or a made-for-TV movie to finnish it off. I mean why not go out with a BANG!
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I have to say I am not surprised. The writer's strike, the strange directions the plots took, and the botched plot repair stories just lost me. It seemed like just a matter of time.
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ohh its a very bad news for me becoz i love heroes and always waiting for its new episode
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If they want to end the show, then they need to do the last episode of heroes and how it end... 2 hours episode finale should be great. I just wanted to know where did they goes after the last season. Thats all!
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Everyone who cast their brickbats against Heroes think they're so smart, but truth be told they rather see more crap shows like Big Bang Theory & How I Met Your Mother. Goodbye Heroes, now i have NOTHING to look forward to on Monday nights.
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2 words ABOUT TIME
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What took them so long ...
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media,webpages with no taste writers,strikes from writers and some non-objective hate killed the show.it had bad times but better than other tastless series going
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How long before someone gets the bright idea of making a feature film out of this mess?
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