NBC Cancels 'Heroes', May Do Finale TV Movie

NBC Cancels ‘Heroes’, May Do Finale TV Movie

It’s official. NBC has canceled the struggling superhero drama Heroes after some internal debate about bringing it back for a shortened final season to wrap up the serialized show. In the end, given the show’s high cost, its consistently low ratings and the number of new hour dramas coming to the network next season, the decision was made to pull the plug.

However, according to reports, the network may bring the show back with a finale special or TV movie sometime next season. If so, that would be a nice gesture on the part of NBC. However, I wouldn’t hold my breath for it to happen.

The show simply went astray after the first season, characters and plotlines were introduced without resolution for existent ones. In short, the whole show just got more and more convoluted and in the end, nobody cared what happened. It really seemed the writers didn’t know what to do with the world they had created so they were just stalling for time.

Perhaps the show would have been better served by continuing the alternative timeline where Peter has a scarred face and the characters actually use their powers and fight each other? That was a more interesting story with plenty of conflict. Perhaps that was just too expensive to continue.

Another big problem with the show was that you had all these super powered beings and they never really did anything. Most of them never really used their powers very much and they never really wanted to. I don’t know about you but if I had super powers I would use them all the time and wouldn’t sit around and worry about being “normal.” Who wants to be normal anyway? Oh well, so long Heroes.

  • good flowers
    May 17, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Thanks for the good news of the long overdue demise of one of televisions overindulged shows in recent history.I totally agree with everything Mr.Ullrich said about the show. As for a finale tv movie? You’d have to go a long way to match the almost near-perfect writing of the first season with the exception of Tim Kring’s opening and closing episodes.If NBC gives the green light for a tv movie finale it would have to be written by a comic book writer like Jeph Loeb, with the level and experience he’s had with Smallville.Those first five seasons he’s managed to keep the the show fresh and interesting.I have no doubt he could send Heroes off to it’s final resting place with the class and inteligence it deserves.Oh and, congradulations are in order to Mr.Kring for destroying his own show. Take the money you made and invest it in a comic shop.

  • Nathan
    May 17, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    I’m sorry to disagree with the blog above. How exactly was heroes any more confusing then Lost? Lost is a very successful yet confusing show, and Heroes, which I always felt to be easy to follow, was canned? Sure sometimes Characters changed motives but if they didn’t the show would be as predictable as an episode of scooby doo. I loved Heroes and am sad to see it end, and I’ll miss it forever. Oh well, atleast I have other exciting fantasy shows to look forward to on NBC, oh wait, their cancelling Law & Order to bring in…Law & Order? Nope, there is no magic left in the world. Everything is crime drama’s, and reality TV.

    • good flowers
      May 18, 2010 at 12:07 am

      I agree we do not need anymore franchise crime dramas or tv reality shows,but Nathan if you want magic,true magic try supporting shows with well written characters and thought out plotlines.The first season of Heroes was well concieved.The final three season was an unreasoable and frustrating mess and you compare that to Lost? The characters on Lost are far more developed and complex than those on Heroes and thats where the magic really is that’s why we continue to watch shows like this.I fear that if there’s anymore like minded persons like yourself we will suffer more promising sci-fi /fantasy shows with good starts and and long drawn-out lackluster writing.Please learn the differance now for all our sakes or the magic your talking about will be lost.

    • Scrappy Doo
      May 18, 2010 at 9:14 am

      Wait a minute! You were able to predict Scooby Doo? You must be a super hero yourself.