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“Heroes Reborn” will in fact remain a “limited series.” NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt confirmed at the winter TV press tour that the show’s Jan. 21 finale will be it.

“I think that was always the plan [to do just one season] unless Tim [Kring] woke up one day and said, ‘Oh, I have another chapter to tell,'” Greenblatt says.

Well, that and the show’s relatively meager ratings. It has averaged a 1.25 same-day rating this season. After premiering to a fairly promising 2.0, it faded fairly quickly and hasn’t been above a 1.3 since early November.

Had the ratings stayed up, however, it seems pretty likely that Kring and NBC could have figured out another story. As it is, however, “Heroes Reborn” joins these shows that have been canceled or are ending in 2015-16.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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