Alan Smithee

Heroes, Just Die Already!

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After this last season of the show, with the massive fart that was T. Bag’s powers being deflated by Hiro teleporting so many of the fellow mutants away from the carnival, and the subsequent making of Sylar into a hero (yet again)…I can only hope that what I’ve read is true.

I’ve been hearing that the show was going to be coming back for at least a half-season, but maybe, just maybe we’ll finally be done with the giant turd in the punchbowl that NBC has been hesitant to get rid of.

When NBC executives got a look at the new pilots they had ordered (five have already been commissioned as series), they fell in love with their own handiwork; the network felt far better about these new shows’ potential than they did about Heroes’. Even though there’s no guarantee that any of the newcomers will work, there’s a lot more upside to giving a new contender such as J.J. Abrams’s Undercovers the time to find an audience rather than yanking it off quickly and begging viewers to give Heroes one more shot. As a result, according to agency sources and chatter around Hollywood, Heroes has started looking less like a backup plan and more like a waste of money.

However, NBC (which declined to comment for this story) is nothing if not appreciative of the few Heroes fans who still care about the saga and doesn’t want to leave them hanging. While a half-season appears to be out of the question, we hear there’s a good chance the network will at least try to find a way to fund a two- or four-hour movie event in order to give some finality to the franchise. Those discussions haven’t taken place yet, however, since NBC still hasn’t officially told Heroes creator Tim Kring his show is canceled.

I mean, we might all have to wait and see what happens, but I for one have already cashed out and am leaving the Heroes casino with all of my dignity intact. NBC…for the love of Crom, just let it die!

Quotes Courtesy of NY Mag

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