After conflicting reports that a final fifth season was on-again and then off-again for Heroes, the final word is in. And that word is canceled. Although NBC has left the door open (just a crack) for a made-for-TV movie to give the show a proper wrap up, the network ultimately decided that even a truncated season simply wasn’t worth the investment.
All but the most hardcore of fans gave up on the show after its memorable first season ended with a whimper instead of a bang. Heroes was never able to repeat its Season One success, and struggled with meandering storylines that often ignored rules and events that past episodes established.