Heroes officially cancelled

Drama series Heroes has officially been cancelled by American network NBC.

The series, which ran for four seasons since 2006, will not be renewed by NBC for the upcoming season of programming.

Waning audiences has been the reason for the axing, with ratings for the third and fourth seasons well down on the first two. Despite premiering strongly back in 2006, the following second series was hampered badly with the onset of the writers strike and the show never fully recovered its audience.

The show, which made stars out of the likes of Hayden Panettiere and Zachary Quinto, became a cult hit in sci-fi circles and has garnered a range of awards including Primetime Emmys and Golden Globes.

Heroes joins fellow NBC series’ Law & Order, Mercy and Trauma on the scrap heap.

Source: TV Squad


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