It's official: NBC canceled Heroes. I'm fuzzy on the details. Something to do with the show hemorrhaging two-thirds of its viewers over the last couple of seasons? Not sure.
I was briefly tempted to start this off with, "I come to bury Heroes, not to praise it," but I'm not a huge fan of public gloating. Granted, the severe dip in the show's quality made me lose all enthusiasm for it by early fall last year, and I never did get around to watching the back half of the final season, but for a good run there, this site devoted significant time and energy to covering and analyzing the show. Thus, it seems only right to have one final wrap-up post.
Here's a handy master list of the Heroes-themed posts on this site:
Volume One recaps
Volume Two recaps
Volume Three recaps
Volume Four recaps
Volume Five recaps
Ten Common-Sense Ways to Fix Heroes
My pre-Volume Five Heroes spoof press release
My Volume Five speculative script
My account of meeting all those talented and charming cast members during the WGA strike.
Post-Volume Two character analyses
...and, for good measure, all those Volume Five recaps where I Photoshopped the inexplicably-absent Mohinder into the publicity stills, just out of spite. Ah, good times.
In all those words above, I've probably already said far more than needs to be said on the subject. Thank you for one damn good season, Heroes, and here's hoping all the cast members soon find their respective ways onto better projects.
Edited to add: the great Dan Liebke's awesome visual representation of the ideal end for the series:
Total missed opportunity there, Dan.