While this doesn't surprise me, and I counseled fans not to worry, our friend James Hibberd has the welcome news for fans of the show that Heroes will definitely be returning next fall, although with a smaller order of shows than typical. That could very well be part of the budget trimming I suspected would happen:
NBC plans to bring back “Heroes” for another season, said entertainment president Angela Bromstad.
The action-drama’s ratings decline has caused some media reports to speculate as to whether the show will return next fall. As part of Hollywood Reporter’s annual Q&As with the five broadcast network chiefs, Bromstad was asked if “Heroes” could be considered “on the bubble” for a renewal.
“No,” she said, and added that the network plans to order 18-20 episodes of the show for next season.
That's fewer hours than "Heroes" first or current third season, however, with season two having been cut short due to the writers strike.
read the rest at The Live Feed.