Tuesday, May 18, 2010



ADRIAN PASDAR: Well now. The end of a run. I imagine NBC will request a wrap up for the series in the form of a two hour special. It's an opportunity for a bit of salvation, as it were. In point of fact, that should be the title of the final chapter! At any rate, I thank you all for the tremendous support over over the years. I am thrilled to have been a part of Heroes, it's ups and downs, and all the lives of all the folks involved who made it their job to bring the show to life week in and week out. I take a bow, and salute all the fans as well. It was a helluva a ride.

GREG GRUNBERG: "Gettin' calls from Cast & Crew. An amazing group I was fortunate enough to work w/ on #Heroes. 4 great seasons. 100s of friends 4 life."

MILO VENTIMIGLIA: Spoke of his thoughts of Heroes Cancellation exclusively on The Gary & Dino Show #7.

JIMMY JEAN-LUIS: "Sad news about HEROES .. The Haitian will always be around but you won't realize... he will make you forget."

BREA GRANT: thanks to everyone for their nice words about heroes. it was one of the greatest times of my life. i was so lucky to be a part of it.

RAY PARK: I'm really sad about Heroes! I am fan of the show and I was very lucky to work on the show. It's a shame! Thx 4 all ur supportxoxox

CRIS ROSE: Thank u 4 watching us & caring about the show. You added 2 the fun & excitement of the "event" that was HEROES!

the road ahead...yesterday nbc announced that heroes is officially cancelled. as much as we have been aware of this possibility for a few weeks - it remains surreal to consider that the decision has been made. the action has been taken. and this chapter (or volume) is really over for all of us who worked on the show - and for all of you who watched it. i want to extend myself in a huge swell of gratitude to all of the fans. for investing in the stories we told. for engaging in the characters we created. and for standing by us through all the ups and downs of what was at times a rocky road. your commitment enriched the experience for all of us - and i know that we will always be grateful for your enthusiasm. it has been a true honor to share this time in my life with my amazing cast mates and our indomitable crew. i will certainly miss them most of all. the gift of working alongside such talented and inspiring people is something i will carry with me everywhere i go from here. and no matter where my work and my life take me - i will forever look back on heroes as the game changer. tim kring and the original creative team and writing staff took a risk on me to play gabriel gray when there was no reason to risk - besides their belief in me. they gave voice to a character that has challenged me and rewarded me beyond my wildest imagination. i will never forget that. it is humbling and deeply moving. so i thank them. and i thank you. and i assure you that while this door has closed - and as cliché as it sounds - others are flying open even as we speak. this is only the beginning in so many ways. and i hope that the fans i have made through this profound experience will follow me into many new and unchartered territories. i think the sarmy should lead the charge... it's only fitting after all. thanks for your many well wishes and for your loyalty. let us move on with gratitude. that is exactly what i intend to do. zq.

SENDHIL RAMAMURTHY: For the fans: Just wanted to say thank you to all the fans who stuck by the show through good times and bad. It has been an amazing experience that I will never forget. The opportunity to work with this amazing cast and crew is something I will always cherish. I hope we get to wrap up the stories for you at some point. I hope to share some of my father's research with you one more time...for old times sake. You guys are the best. Thanks for watching and all good things to you and yours. -Sendhil

ALI LARTER: Heroes started as a story about ordinary people that tapped into the dreams and fears in all of us. It made us believe, and it inspired and entertained us on so many levels. I remember reading the pilot, and you just new it was something special. Being so drawn to Nikki... She felt so bare and daring at the same time. I felt so lucky to work with such a talented cast and crew. They always cared about the work, and always wanted to make an environment where we could soar creatively. Heroes pushed me, challenged me, and gave me some of the greatest rewards in my life. Friends and memories that I will cherish forever. There is one reason that we had that chance, and it is because of the undying support of out true fans. For that, I am forever grateful. xx, Ali

JACK COLEMAN: Three years ago at the apex of Heroes' popularity, we spoke on a panel and someone tried to get Milo to make a bold statement about the show's world-conquering popularity. Milo wouldn't be baited. Instead, he said, essentially, "All shows get cancelled. Ours will too." No fool, Milo.

I'd like to say farewell to you, the loyal fans ofHeroes. You guys have been the best, most invested fans I've ever seen. I'm not just blowing smoke - it's too late for that. The show's not coming back and I have a hard time seeing how the movie event would come together.

I believe the intention to make the movie is there, but there are so many moving parts. Once there is an approved script, they will have to wrangle the cast from far-flung corners of the globe, make deals with everyone and free up those who are under contract to other shows, movies or plays. No one is under contract to Heroes anymore, so no one is obligated. This seems to be a recipe for disintegration. But I would be happy to be wrong.

I just want to say what an amazing adventure it has been. If someone had told me on the day I went to the audition for the Man in the Horn-Rimmed Glasses, with one page of dialogue for a guest spot on the pilot, that in four years time I would receive a phone call (actually a text from Wendi) telling me that Heroes, my series, was being cancelled, I would have done cartwheels across the Universal back lot.

Four years later, prepared for the news, it still comes as a shock.

And now, I say so long to my comrades. So many memories...

Speaking Japanese, burned in a house, drowned in a car, shot in the eye.

Meeting Hayden on the pilot. "Hello, Daddy," she says.

Coffee with Sendhil downtown while shooting the pilot. "Your show is going to be a hit," I told him. I didn't know I was talking about my show, too.

Greg Beeman, first day back, telling me, "When in doubt, you know everything."

Allan Arkush, second episode, telling me, "As soon as Claire leaves the room, let's see the curtain drop and the hardened operative come back."

Zach, in his trailer on his first day. Slight and smart with a real presence. He's going to be good, I thought.

Hayden and Jimmy on the bridge, with the whipping wind and the squibs and Hayden's heartbreaking sobs.

Ashley, staring at Hayden with tears and wonder in her eyes, whispering, "I can't pretend it's the same world it was yesterday."

Grunny, Matt Armstrong and I on our cross-country drive, wrapped in coats and scarves as the FX ice melts, along with us, in the 90-degree heat.

Seven thousand screaming fans at a record store in Paris. Adrian turning to me and saying, "Not bad for a couple of old war horses."

Adrian, Milo, Hayden and I in London at the end of the world tour, eating Yak face (not really, but close) at a restaurant of Adrian's choosing, exhausted and laughing uncontrollably.

Buying Lori perfume in London, changing the beauty product gift ratio from 1,000 to 0 to 1,000 to 1.

Drenching Kristen Bell with the kitchen faucet as she electrocutes herself. "Stings like a bitch, doesn't it?"

Zach and I singing Simon & Garfunkel and then beating the snot out of each other.

Wendi, after another 16-hour day, coming in early to clean the espresso machine for Adrian and me.

Ali bursting into the sunken trailer and, with the cameras rolling, grabbing me by my collar, shaking me and crying, "Jack, Jack, wake up!" and then bursting into laughter when she realizes she's called me by my real name.

Three days of uncontrollable giggling in a motel room with Sendhil, Greg and Milo when I exclaim in Japanese something that has the unfortunate effect of sounding like, "He's a tiny human Oka!" Masi bears the brunt of my wretched pronunciation for weeks.

Love and gratitude to:

Tim, the sine qua non, who conceived the show and the character and sent me the nicest email I've ever received after "Company Man."

Dennis, who always had my back and always helped me forward.

Bryan, who did so much to develop the character of HRG.

Jason and Natalie, who have always thought of me when casting.

James Props (he does have an actual last name: Clark), keeper of the HRGs, whose humor and love for the show were homing beacons when things felt bleak.

The writers/producers (Adam, Kay, Joe, Aron, Jeph, Jesse, Rob, Mark, Allan, Jim, et al).

The talented actors (Cris, James, Santiago, Leonard, Tawny, Dania, Malcolm, Robert K., Robert F., Chris, Eric, George, Zeljko, Ray, Lis, Jimmy Jean-Louis (my Haitian hero)... I'm neglecting many; forgive me.

Our crew. No one worked harder.

To my wonderful castmates:

As I wrote to them earlier, our bond was real and rare and the fans felt it. And it made them love the show all the more.

Which brings me back to you. Thank you for watching. Thank you for caring. Thank you for taking this journey with us. I am so appreciative. Until we meet again...

All my best,


JAMES KYSON LEE: I'll comment more Heroes in a blog. Meanwhile, much love & thanks to the fans & our team for the 4 years. Onward to a new chapter...


  1. Thank you so much for posting these goodbyes...I'm bummed to hear that Heroes is no more :( but I can't wait to see what the cast/crew will do next. Best Wishes to everyone involved!!

  2. I would just like to thank all the cast and crew members of Heroes. You guys and gals are amazing, and you really do have a special ability in my eyes. You had made a difference to millions on a weekly basis. Other TV shows could learn a thing or two from the you guys. The way you interact with the fans, just getting a response from Wendi Lynn Avignone, Greg Grunberg or Brea Grant when you ask them a question on twitter made us feel like we are a part of the show. I for one will miss the cast and crew and this show.

  3. We were incredibly fortunate to have not only incredibly talented, gifted actors to portray characters that, no matter what they went through, they could make us truly care about, but actors and human beings who are gracious, warm and amazingly generous to the fans.

    We will miss seeing them on Heroes, but will be sure to see them in many great roles in the future.

  4. Thanks to all the cast and crew for being the one show my husband and I watt h together, every week, as we have since September of 2006. Heroes came along at a particularly tough time for our family and the show was a wonderful escape, something for us to puzzle over as we tried to guess where the characters and stories would go. And while some moments may've surprised or even disappointed us (I was still holding out for Gabriel and Peter to be twins) the actors and crew were consistantly and constantly wonderful. Thank you, kudos, and best wishes to all of you into the future. We will meet again.

  5. I can't express enough how incredibly amazing the journey that was Heroes was as a fan. From the writing that gave such complex characters life to you, the cast, that gave them soul.
    I was one of the millions who was praying for at least another season. And as disappointing as the news was, I am ever thankful for the ride.
    The interaction you, as the cast and crew of what I am sure will go down as one of the pivotal shows on television, had with the fans was unique and special. I've followed other shows and I know how amazing it was to participate in this one- a show where the fans really felt like we were invited to be a part.
    I called Heroes a pivotal show because of that. Other shows would do well to take note of the level of interaction and to learn from it.
    I started out as a fan of the genre, and having followed a couple of the cast through previous shows and movies. I became a fan of each and every one of you, and will eagerly follow you as you find new roles and new challenges.
    I guess, in the end, all I can say is thanks for everything you all put into the series, and I hope for nothing but the best for each of you in the future.

  6. Everytime I think I'm ok with the cancellation, I read something like these messages from the actors, and the tears start again. Damn, you'd think it was MY show that had been shuttered.

    Thank you everyone, for all your hard work and dedication to you job, your roles (and these characters will be yours forever), each other and the fans. We will never forget. Who knows. Maybe some day, there will be a Heores reunion, and you can all appear, together again. Let's hope it's before wheelchair age.


  7. I love how every message so perfectly sums up who these people are. You all - ALL - have a fan for life in me. I just wish I could thank you more.

  8. Just wanted to tell y'all thank you for providing us fans with so much HEROES goodness! I resurrected an old thread I made (over at 9thWonders!) so folks can also take the time to share their gratitude for all that you've done, and some folks have taken advantage of the opportunity. :) You can get to it here: http://bit.ly/ThankHEROESptb

    It's been a fun and enjoyable ride! I've been a fan from the beginning (signed up at the fansites just a week after 9thW launched) and really wish that the stories could continue - onscreen and/or in graphic novels (hint-hint).

    Hope you know that there are tons of fans of the show, and I'm glad to be one of 'em (I kinda like the term 'ROESian - http://snurl.com/rhozn ;) )!

    Take care, and I wish ya the best in all of your future opportunities!


  9. Thank you so much for those messages. Though it doesn't fully take away the pain of loosing one of my favourite TV shows ever, it does help soothe it.

    I'm forevel thankful to have had Heroes during my time. I just hope that other people will get to discover what a great show it was, and how incredible the characters and the actors who portrayed them are.

    I'm proud to be part of such an incredible fandom.

    Again, thanks so much Wendi for sharing with us all. All the best to them and to you. I'm looking forward to seeing the next extraordinary adventures you will all take us on.

  10. I will really miss them guys. All the best, hope they'll get more opportunities to have their parts in shows such Heroes. Simply the best cast ever.

    With love Rafal xxx

  11. I had a feeling, as many other fans did, that the show was going to be cancelled. So for weeks I prepared myself for the news. I was alright after i heard it but after eading these personal letters from the cast, it brought tears to my eyes. Heroes was more than a show to many of us. I just hope that they follow through with this movie at least. Farewell amazing actors/actress's/hereo's crew/tim kring/etc.

    Oh and Wendi, i will miss her daily Heroes updates on twitter..!

    Peace & Love,

  12. Thank you all for your kind words. Good luck in your future, I'm sorry you the show ended before its time.I am still shocked. I know a lot of people stopped watching the show, but it had a lot more fans than it was credited. I did some research and made a huge post elsewhere, but here is the gist. Heroes is the number one downloaded tv show in the world. It has been #1, 3 out of the 4 years it has been on, #2 in Season2. Each aired episide had 8.2 million veiwers avg, each episode had a confirmed 4.5 million downloads each. That is an extra 50% viewership. The technology to Rate viewership has not kept up with our ability to access the shows. If NBC had hosted torrents, with commercials included, heroes would be starting filming season 5 within weeks. The majority of the viewers age range is 15-35, and the majority of torrent users is again, 15-35. This of course, is not limited to Heroes, many of the "geekier" shows, like Lost, Joss Whedons Dollhouse, Flash Forward, etc. Lost was originally supposed to have 2 more seasons planned after this one, but they saw declining viewership. Did I mention earlier The show that knocked Heroes out of #1 was Lost, and all the years that Heroes was number one, Lost was number 2? Anyway, the technology is there and NBC is ignoring a large percentage of viewers. Because people today cannot necessarily stick to a traditional schedule, they access the shows in another forum.

  13. A Note from Lynette:

    It was so nice to come home to the Burnt Toast diner regularly. Felt like my very own kitchen and my very own family (except for that teensy little moment when Sylar was going to kill me for kicks, of course). I had big plans too. I was going to turn it into the Burnt Toast Nightclub this season, where I would open for Hiro's amazing parents. Rats!

    Thank you to everyone in make-up, wardrobe and our fabulous mind-reading crews. Thanks to all of our gifted actors, directors, producers, DPs and other artists who heroically created Heroes every week, detail by minute detail. I learned so much from all of you.

    I'm grateful to have been part of what I'm sure is already considered an historic work of superb television. We have so much to be proud of.

    I hope to work with all our Heroes in the future! In the meantime, please visit me at www.sallychamplin.com? I'll sing for you there instead of at the diner!

    Bless you all,

    Sally Champlin

  14. I keep thinking I'm ok with this show leaving, then I see something like this and I get angry all over again. I appreciate D.H. Lawrence XVII giving me a little perspective on NBC as a business, they are beholden to their shareholders, etc. and I didn't have the heart to argue with him (I was just too happy to talk to him), but when it comes to the logic, NBC came with a knee-jerk reaction and they think they can 'replace' this show. Never happen. Any more than "M.A.S.H." can be replaced, or any iconic show. But Heroes is a step above, because we all became a part of it, I moved everything to be in front of my TV every Monday (God forbid you called and it wasn't a commercial, and have mercy on your soul if you discussed anything other than what just happened), I bought every season, I have the limited-edition Kensei t-shirt, and in honor of the show I will be getting a helix tattoo. I never want to forget Heroes or the people involved. Thanks, Wendi...

  15. Boy, Jack shoots from the hip, doesn't he? I, too, wondered how a movie could be filmed, at least very soon, with so many already off and running with new gigs. He makes very good points. But I still think that someday we can have a reunion type film.

    I'm still waiting for a statement from Hayden, Masi, and James Kyson Lee.

    Again, thanks, Wendi, for putting everyone here for us to read together.

  16. Thank you for putting this blog together... it's really nice to hear how invested everyone was with the show.

  17. Thank all of you for your comments and all your hard work over the last 4 years. I will miss Heroes and I wish you all much success in your future projects.

  18. For me, Heroes was more than a show. It was a constant reminder that we all have a hero inside us no matter who you are .Sure, like any fan I will miss the show and I´d like to know how it would unfold, but I won´t miss it entirely because besides the comics, the seasons I bought so far or the action figures or the mags,Although I don´t know you personely,I have you all in my heart.I love you all and wish all the best the world has to offer.
    Ema Carvalho

  19. What an amazing show and cast, I hope they make a movie soon would be great to see all the great cast together again,I have seen Heroes first in German and was istantly crazed about it then when I watched in english it was that more amazing. I have now in my collection the DVDs so I can get my Heroes rush anytime.
    God bless all and look forward to the next generation..

  20. Dear Heroes Cast & Crew,

    Thank you for a wonderful 4 years. I wish you all the best of luck on future projects. I'm getting a helix tattoo, to remind myself that we are different and we are special. We can overcome our demons and find our inner hero. Wendi, thank you for posting all of these messages for us to see. For someone who often feels different, Heroes and it's characters really made a difference in my life. Here's to happy endings.