“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.