THR Says Heroes Season 5 has a 60% Chance

The question on everyone’s mind post-”Brave New World” is an obvious one: “Will Heroes be renewed for a fifth season?” That’s a question on a lot of people’s minds, including The Hollywood Reporter, who spoke to industry insiders and came up with a 60% chance that the show will be renewed for another season. But according to THR, if the show does end up being renewed, it could very well be for a limited number of episodes to close out the show for good.

The expensive NBC series has always performed well overseas, but the network needs “Heroes” to pull decent numbers in its own backyard too. This season, “Heroes” continued its decline and is now at a level — around a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating — that would warrant cancellation under most circumstances. The deciding factor here is NBC’s internal balance sheet for the production. Don’t be surprised if NBC announces a 12-hour “final chapter” for next fall.

Given the show’s plummeting ratings, including a lackluster showing for the Season 4 finale “Brave New World”, I’ll take a 60% chance of renewal any day.

Hiro likes his chances.


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  • warnpeace21

    well im 1st for the first time ever!! & i hope its given a 5th season wether it is the final season or a continuing enitity.. I need to see sum things come into fruition before this show stops showing, this was a really great season & i wish everyone would have gave it a fair chance to see how great it really was..

    But I'll take something over nothing anyday, i jus need some of the future stuff to come into play & who knows, if done correctly ppl cud jump back on the bandwagon but who knows, i jus need another season.. Pleez pleeeeeez give us another

    • Ike Bickham

      I hope they run a 5th episode this is one of a very few shows that is worth my dvr will hate to see it go.

      • Renhan68

        They can’t stop this show well of course they can but they really shouldn’t it is one the best shows on national tv at this time and I would hate to see it go

      • Nayda Walker

        I cant Wait for it to come back on. Its a show full of excitement! Its good clean TV the whole family could enjoy.

      • Jackieshaman

        hello yes i also want to see another season of heroes and i mean at least 1 more its a great series and i watch it on tv and online when i have the time i think almost everyone would agree it would be stupid for them to stop now i mean theres millions more dollars left to be made at least try 3 more seasons to see if it works and when it comes to there ads all they need to do is put there ads together always with the series by inputting codes so you cant splice them with a program yes it might cost alot to begin with BUT they would see maybe billions more from clever adverising who agrees at least this is a great show and we would be sad to see it go similar to RED DWARF but im sure no one has a clue what that is so dont worry il go take my meds lol cheers ha ha

      • xxX Gazzius Xxx

        red dwarf isnt canned as such, just on hold. the bbc doesnt really do ratings. its a nightmare getting them (the actors) all in the same place at the same time.

      • Jackieshaman

        hello yes i also want to see another season of heroes and i mean at least 1 more its a great series and i watch it on tv and online when i have the time i think almost everyone would agree it would be stupid for them to stop now i mean theres millions more dollars left to be made at least try 3 more seasons to see if it works and when it comes to there ads all they need to do is put there ads together always with the series by inputting codes so you cant splice them with a program yes it might cost alot to begin with BUT they would see maybe billions more from clever adverising who agrees at least this is a great show and we would be sad to see it go similar to RED DWARF but im sure no one has a clue what that is so dont worry il go take my meds lol cheers ha ha

      • tunakungen (swe)

        I NEED to se one more season.! The 4 first seasons Rocked and the last one ended not so good. I whant to know more :) 

    • Anonymous

      its the best show of all times everyone should watch it i love this show man i can’t wait until season 5 please let there be a season 5

      • hsccg

        It will be! In september 2010! yee!

      • hsccg

        It will be! In september 2010! yee!

      • Heroes

        No, it closed down for good

      • Heroes

        No, it closed down for good

      • Hennessy_nj

        Where da hell idd u find it out it was gona be in spetember .. Hate people like u …

      • 20drdre12

        ur a dumbass hsccg

    • Anonymous

      yes i love heroes and i want to see more and that the only thing i watch plese just give us 1 more seson i dont want to say good buy yet

      • DEji

        u r all crackeds

      • Lebronstays

        nice spelling.. Crackhead**!!

      • DEji

        u r all crackeds

    • otori

      I only watch 4 tv series and this is one of them, They really should renew it. Modern TV sucks horribly bad, with this being one of the few exceptions. It just goes to show how degraded our society has become when millions of viewers flock to crap like american idol and the like, but real entertainment is ignored.

      • Emanuel

        Some people are not able to watch the show when it plays on tv live. Other people like myself watch the show when I have time. Its a great show Im sure that it will have a great impact on NBC if it is canceled. Too bad for ratings because it is a great show.

      • Michelle B.

        I 100% Agree with u tori ..i cryed 4 2 days because they said they canceled it …:((
        I HATE YOU NBC a waste of a great great show …=o?

      • dougy l

        it is a very very good show but it is becoming less and less watched because it really alot of the times does not make any sence,there are holes in the plot,characters vanish and return out of nowhere or dont come back at all with no explination.also the the show really has to many commercials,i for one tape the show because i cant stand the 5 minites of show and then 5 minites of commercials.i actually timed one episode and it was 34 minites of show and 26 minites of commercials. NBC needs to really try to plan a better season with less commercials and a more detailed and explained story

      • gguyver

        I seriously think this show should still go on, and actually successfully finish and follow through with the final bit..instead of just randomly ending the series of Heroes. Why start a show if you can’t even finish it….same thing happened with Firefly, as example, only had one season!?!?! Maybe they should invest in better TV shows….more like Heroes, where its not just about people with super abilities, but that has the science to back it up and just make it that much more intriguing! This is one of my first ever TV shows, and I have really really enjoyed watching each adn every season, thus far

      • hiro

        u are absolutley right “why start something your not going to finish”? heroes has twists to it to make it confusing but it all comes to geather in the end n if they stop showing heroes on tv cant they just make it onto dvds n make money by all the fans n viewers of heroes if nbs is going to stop casting the show then please please dont stop making it on dvd it is soooo much more better on dvd cause there are no commercials so u see episode after episode n it all makes sense when its like that. heroes has a big impact on its viewers so KEEP heroes going.

      • Elizabeth Latham2

        In the U.K. it is played on bbc 2 where there are no commercials! and most episodes were 45mins long give or take a few seconds! so how u had an episode that was only 34 mins long I don’t know? Heroes has a really good following over here in the U.K. and I was looking forward to seeing another season to see how things would pan out after the world’s press saw Claire fling herself off of the ferris wheel and lived to tell the tale! It would be good to see how that would play out, would Hiro go back in time and stop it from happening? how would the world cope with knowing there are people with special abilities all around them? Fingers crossed that someone with some sense in the right place will give this show a chance to come to an all round conclusion properly!

      • nello

        i agree Elizabeth Latham2……. also i’d like to see the future story from series 1(i.e hiro on train with peter “save the cheerleader”) materialise, as it sort of just brushed over that story in the next series!!
        there’s loads of scope for a bigger and better series finale!!
        please NBC continue the series from a huge uk fan of a huge uk fanbase…..

      • Anonymous

        the reason why its 45 mins here in the uk is because they recap the previous episode at the start then they preview the upcoming episode. It’s a real shame it ight not be renewed because Heroes IS the only show my family watch consistently andwould actually rush home for.

      • T!

        I was sooo looking forward to a new season its not good to think there’s no more but always hoping against the odds for a 5th.

      • Robert

        i did not get a chance to watch it when it first aired on t.v. so i got it on netflix and their episodes on netflix are 45-55 minutes long not 34

      • Bucketball78

        Your a liar there is not only 34 minutes of any show in seasons 1-4. The minimum is 42 min. without the commercials.

      • xxXGazziusXxx

        the show isnt that fantastic. i think the majority of it is just wrtten on the fly thats why you get all the pot-holes and contradictions in the plot. although season 4 tried to correct some of season 3′s massive cock-ups. i’d like to see another series but one where the abilities are not as interesting as lint and used as often as corn-cob holders.
        season 1&2 are the best by far.

      • L~

        You are so right! Here in the UK people obsess over the X factor! Society has neglected true entertainment..

      • Gazzius

        i live in the uk and i think anyone caught watching the x-factor should be shot. so you sir are wrong

    • Anonymous

      I agree with everyones comments heroes is one of the few tv shows i will go out my way to see what happnes next i meen come on were only starting to get to the good parts of heroes and they want to cancel i think it would be a mistake to take it off the air.I hope the fans are like me and will try to keep the show on…it would be devistating if they didn’t.Keep posting e-mails and back the show up with more people interested in it the better chance it has to complete its last couple of seasons…

    • jake101

      I thought season 4 was great. There was an amazing antagonist and the only bad part is i dont want Hiro to die :)

    • paul

      Whats the point in watching any NBC shows in future if there is a possiblity they will just cancel when they get a bit low on viewers. It just makes for dissapointment in my opinion.

      • Josh

        I agree I also watch Chuck, which was nearly cancelled, I did watch Journyman, if you even know what that was, it TOO was cancelled after one season. It pisses me off to get into a tv show just to have it cancelled early on, and one such as this one! Have they never heard of budget cuts? My god. I use to watch Charmed and it made it to season 8, although it used less special effects because in order to keep it going it had to cut the budget. It isnt like things such as budget cuts never happen. I only wish for a revolt of the viewers, a boycott, but such a thing is impossible. !#@$%GHT$GRWT$GER :-(

    • paul

      Whats the point in watching any NBC shows in future if there is a possiblity they will just cancel when they get a bit low on viewers. It just makes for dissapointment in my opinion.

    • megan ess

      wee need a 5th season you cant just leave us at that it sais at the end (TO BE CONTINUED ) A LUV HEROS ITS MY FAV SHOW EVER .and theres lots of
      people who luv it but heroes is my fav and always will be but they have to make more plz plzzzzzzzzzz do it for the people hoo luv it plz

    • megan ess

      wee need a 5th season you cant just leave us at that it sais at the end (TO BE CONTINUED ) A LUV HEROS ITS MY FAV SHOW EVER .and theres lots of
      people who luv it but heroes is my fav and always will be but they have to make more plz plzzzzzzzzzz do it for the people hoo luv it plz

      • Waltz87

        we need a fifth season can we all mobilize heroes lovers and send signatures in protest of discontinuation of heroes.go to torrent download you see the number of fans heroes has

    • dougy l

      it is a very very good show but it is becoming less and less watched because it really alot of the times does not make any sence,there are holes in the plot,characters vanish and return out of nowhere or dont come back at all with no explination.also the the show really has to many commercials,i for one tape the show because i cant stand the 5 minites of show and then 5 minites of commercials.i actually timed one episode and it was 34 minites of show and 26 minites of commercials. NBC needs to really try to plan a better season with less commercials and a more detailed and explained story

      • not even close dude

        and you were wrong as if you watched the show on netflix like most veiwers you would know exactly how many minutes each is. Which btw there is not a single episode less than 42 minutes.

        Also no there arn’t plot holes i have watched this series 3 and on my 4th time through cause i like to show it to people. You just didn’t pay attention. Just like you cant count to 42 minutes.

        Nbc needs to learn to make more money of netflix or other means of veiwing because no one wants to watch nbc its not about heroes being bad. Cause its not.

        This show needs another season maybe even 2 and i won’t watch nbc until it either makes one or sells the rights to someone who will. A movie would be cool too but it would have to be more than 3 hours to wrap heroes up.

      • Gazzius

        wouldnt make a heroes movie to wrap the story up they’d make one to sell to mass market ala serenity. dont get your hopes up

    • Alexiajeep5000

      I 100% agree with you!!!!!

    • Scallornz

      I started watching heroes when it first came out but never had time to watch on tv for work reasons, I recently seen it come on my netflix and since then i watched a episode addicted to the show,and watched all seasons with in a 3 week period… it love this show and there is no way you can end this, this is probably one of the best show Ive seen in a long time and it would be stupid to not continue for some rating reason.

      • Vacnightwish86

        I Watched All The Seasons In 1 Week On Net Flix. & I Am Impressed. Sylar Changed To Good In The End & Claire Showed The World That There Are People With Abilities. I Wanna See Whats Next? They Need 2 Make A Season 5. This Show Reminds Me Alot Of X-Men. & I Think That This May Be The Best Show On T.V. I Dont Know Of Anything Better. & Since I Watched Them All On Net Flix I Am Goping To Buy The Seasons On Blu-Ray, Cause There That Good. Oh? Does Anyone Know What Happened To ‘Mica After Sylar’ Let Him Escape? They Left That Out? Please Please Make A Season 5. All Us Viewers Want To See The Continuing End Of Heroes. Thank You.

    • Carlosflinn8

      I hope they put on another season of heroes because i love it. i have every episode and action figure of all the cast. if your reading this please put heroes on i love so much.

    • ahmed

      i reall y love heroes dont want it to end

    • Looopy2110

      am from the uk and have all the heroes and it says to be continued at the end of season 4 so they cnt just stop making it. thats wrong for the people who have payed for the seasons and its not going to be finish. WRONG WRONG WRONG and think i should demand my money back off the company because that means i have an unfinished boxset

    • Ch4r_x3

      Please make another season.. you cant just leave it like that!
      heroes is amazing, and it would be like a crime if you didnt continue you it,
      i beg of you carry it on and make some more, im sure your make alot of people happy!!

  • Eric

    Damn… if its only going to be a 12 episode finale , they will probably mess it up by including all the characters. But how cool would it be to have just a few ….. and with them actually using their powers . lol Either way its sad news.. to know even if it stays it might be this short.

  • shantivirus

    i reckon there will be another season because they would never have shown that last bit

  • PraphZor for heroes

    All the seasons were so damn good and it will be so pitty to end with just only one episode… i hope that a full 5th chapter will come out soon . HEROES FOREVER!!!

  • LukeFilewalker

    Heroes forever!!!

    • HEROES FAN

      HEROES FOR EVER AND EVER AND EVER I LOVE HEROES ITS THE BEST

  • Tarot1

    I'd be happier with 70% or better but 60% isn't bad.

  • Yami_Burak
    • Guest

      So if this gets 1,000,000 signatures they will may another season heroes?

  • mctguys

    guys i would love a next season or volume

    NOW for an open poll
    IF YOU GUYS HAVE A CHANCE TO HAVE A DINNER WITH ONE OF THE MALE AND FEMALE CAST
    WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE?????????????????????????????

    my answer
    male:Sylar(he is a very good actor)
    female: Claire bennet(she is hot)

    • Anonymous

      I’d have dinner with Ando because I saw a pic of the acter who played him in his undies and he was hott!

      I’s alslo have dinner with Tracy cus she’s cool

    • Sarah_wonnacott

      For me, it would be Tracey Strauss in the female cast and Peter Petrelli in the male cast.

  • Tarot1

    I'd go anywhere with Claude Rains. The actor is a really cool guy and the character is AWESOME.

  • Daniel416

    I really hope they renew heroes for another full season 5 but if NBC agrees to do only 12 chapters i'll take in what we get all we have to do now is wait for NBC to make there final decision. Now matter what evryone else says i've loved all of heroes season even season 3 as from that point on people had givin up on the show actually people stopped watching when the writer's took away peter's orginal abilities, if NBC wants the ratings to go back up what they need to do is just “1″ thing and that is for the writer's to listen to the fans and find someway for Peter to get his orginal abilites back somehow? I would guarantee that the veiwers number's would go back up, and aswell make season 5 more darker like they did in season 1. What the writer's also need to do is if they would be writing off any charater they need to find a way to close or complete there storyline with something happenning to that particular character, example Micah we never know what as happenned to him since volume 4, His cousin “The CopyCat” she just got dropped from the show (Season2) without any closure from the show. The Invisible Man hasen't been seen since he disappeared in season 1 that character could have had more potiential into the show, and so on and so on. What they also need to do stop killing off so many main character's just because they might think it could either boost ratings or they ran out of idea's for the particular character but the most important thing the writer's really need to do is get (peter's orginal abilities back). Have Mohinder more into the show let him and maya have an continous storyline from were they left off from volume 3 they had a short affair the writer's should make maya have mohinder's baby and in that point suresh was going throught his transformation as a reptile and something unusual can happen to there baby they could make a story line with that concept , and figure out something more for ando's supercharger abilities he's only used it twice since he's had them. The writer's need to be more imaginative and be more creative with the character's and there abilites But from all that i still love Heroes no matter what as it's my favourite show of all times AND REALLY HOPE NBC RENEWS HEROES FOR A FULL SEASON5
    WE AS FANS JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE THE FAITH OF OUR HEROES!!!!

    • Dan120

      I agree that they need to bring Peter’s old ability back. It’s simple, all they need to do is bring back Claude (the invisible guy) to help him as he did in season 1, to understand his power and control it. I always had the feeling that Peter’s new ability had more to it than they let us see.

    • MIchelle B.

      It’s Pointless for us to complian to NBC, because they could careless what there fans want just if they get the ratings ..and that is why HEROES is CANNED …because of all u ppl who sat there and DVRed it ..taped it …are the ones who hurt the show the most and it makes me sad that there are so many fans of this show but so little actually watched it when it was on ..it’s a cryin same that the writers have to strike for there second season and that’s where the dcline went whith the writers and NBC tried to care but like i said it’s all in the ratings and who watches it when it aired …

  • Daniel416

    I would pick Peter as he's my favourite character on the show
    And as for the female character i would pick Claire as she's SOOO HOT!!!!!

  • http://www.villainsview.blogspot.com/ Aurris

    its probably best that it ends even though i dont want it to, it is a good show, but how can it compete with 2 and a half men? and 24? well if it gets canned i'm gonna continue it with my blogs,clik on my name and go to villains view

  • Ravenclaw

    I would prefer that Heroes would be on Syfy now, which I think would be a smart and tactful solution for NBC. Five million viewers is a lot for Syfy, and I think making the switch wouldn't cause it to lose over a million people, and four million is still a lot for SyFy.

  • Cody4

    Not to mention they love special effects, so this whole “budget thing” might not be as much of an issue

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/URIJN7EE46PTL4FO33FESK2CPY .

    I think in a perfect world, the show would actually benefit by switching networks entirely. For instance, I thought Southland was dead and gone once NBC pulled the plug on it, but apparently another network saw the potential in it and they're working with it. Of course, Scrubs did the same thing when ABC picked it up for its supposedly last season and is now doing pretty well as a whole new series. Even the Heroes-haters agree; the premise of the show is truly remarkable, but sometimes, whether it's the fault of the writers, the budget, or even execution of ideas, the show does have a way to occasionally underwhelm even the most ardent of fans.
    To be honest, I was kinda shocked/in denial about the whole 60% chance of a new season thing (I honestly thought it was in the bag to tell the truth). And though its true all good things must come to an end, Heroes does deserve a solid, well-thought out ending. Just not sure if even a significantly reduced season (12 episodes, come on?!!) will really do it justice.

  • noslrac

    Yes! Save Heroes! Save the world!

  • Hiro

    If Heroes went to Syfy it wouldn't be that great of an idea. Maybe they'd have more special effects, but keep in mind they wouldn't be able to pay the cast members what they get paid now. They would probably have to get rid of a lot of the characters, or change some of the actors completely. If NBC doesnt renew for another year they should just let the show die. And I'm a huge Heroes fan, but it wouldn't go well on SyFy….

  • billthekid2010

    So with these 12 or less episodes I don't see the show going to 100 episodes, to bad. I for see an ending as bad as Kyle XY.

    When it comes to shows like this one I am a bit of a pessimist, I see the show ending in one of two ways. 1. The show starts like any other season and adds to the already overflowing list of unanswered questions while going deeper into the story. Then it has a one hour ending that leave people saying WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT.
    2. The show knows it’s ending so it tries to tie off unanswered questions and give characters good endings. The final is a two hour ending giving all the characters a chance to play their role in stopping the last big problem. Then everyone goes back to their lives like it’s just another day. In a way this is okay but for an ending it just doesn’t scream Ta Da. Which I believe will be very hard for NBC.

    So here is my question to all HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE SHOW END.

    And from the looks of things I don’t see a show down between (God like powers)Peter and (God like powers)Sylar.

    But a side from showdowns what would have people say that was a good ENDING?

    • Dan120

      To me a good ending would be to answer most questions, but not to end in a good way where everybody is happy. They need to leave some questions unanswered so that the fans can imagine what happens. In my opinion, it would be awesome if they would finish with elements that we were shown from the future; for example, future Hero that speaks very well in English and is running from the law and/or future Peter with the scar that has most of his past powers.

  • Joeyw

    I don’t understand why people like shows like Chuck, but Heroes is getting bad ratings. Heroes is the best show ever made! Save Heroes!!!! Let me know what I need to do??!!??

  • samwisethebrave

    If they did make the switch, though, do you think that all of the actors would go for it?