NBC Cancels Once-Mighty Heroes

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After four seasons on NBC, Heroes has been canceled, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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The super-series averaged less than 5 million viewers in its latest season. The network had considered giving the Tim Kring-produced drama a few more episodes to wrap up storylines, but the cost of the show and NBC's expanding fall slate led to Heroes' cancelation.

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Law & Order, Trauma and Mercy were also canceled by the network, which has already ordered 11 new series for the fall, including J.J. Abrams' Undercovers and Jerry Bruckheimer's Chase.

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Reps for the NBC series declined TVGuide.com's request for comment.

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