“Heroes” is done as a series, but NBC’s former hit might get to say one last goodbye next season.
Nothing’s final yet, but NBC Entertainment president Angela Bromstad says she’ll talk soon with “Heroes” creator Tim Kring soon about doing some kind of capper for the series, which ended its fourth season in February. The most likely scenario, she says, is a two-hour movie and not a miniseries or 13-episode series order — two other options that had been bandied about online after word of the show’s demise got out. If a movie does get made, it would likely air in 2011.
“We have satisfied the viewers’ desire for the show,” Bromstad says — which is an inventive way of saying that “Heroes'” ratings have gone in the tank the past two seasons. The show was a hit in its first year, averaging better than 14 million viewers in 2006-07, and was solid in its truncated second season as well, but its viewership plummeted following a long layoff after the writers strike.
This season the series drew only about 6.5 million viewers a week.
NBC will try out a different take on the superhero genre next season with “The Cape,” which is set for a midseason debut.
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