Zachary Quinto (Sylar) will have more free time on his hands now that Heroes has been canceled after four seasons.
Heroes may have featured ordinary people with superhuman abilities, but even Sylar couldn’t overcome anemic ratings. NBC canceled the once-popular show after ratings, which once averaged a 6.6 rating/10 share, fell almost thirty percent to a 4.7/7 after the third season.
At first, the network considered a shortened final season to wrap up Heroes, but decided against it due to the high costs of producing the show and the declining ratings (2.7/4) for what turned out to be the show’s final season.
Quinto spoke about the cancellation in his blog, thanking the fans for their support. “Yesterday NBC announced that Heroes is officially cancelled,” he said. “As much as we have been aware of this possibility for a few weeks – it remains surreal to consider that the decision has been made. The action has been taken. And this chapter (or volume) is really over for all of us who worked on the show – and for all of you who watched it.
“I want to extend myself in a huge swell of gratitude to all of the fans, for investing in the stories we told, for engaging in the characters we created and for standing by us through all the ups and downs of what was at times a rocky road. Your commitment enriched the experience for all of us – and I know that we will always be grateful for your enthusiasm.”
According to Variety, while the show started out strong, it was soon plagued by creative problems and went through three rounds of showrunners. A lengthy hiatus didn’t help matters, as viewers failed to return when the show did.
Cho’s responded to news of the cancellation on Twitter, saying “Thanks for all the job offers everyone. Am considering.”
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