It's official: As predicted, "Heroes" has been finally been put out of its misery. NBC announced today that they are canceling the superpowered drama, whose ratings dropped from an average of 14.5 in the first season to 4.4 during its February 8th showing.

Entertainment Weekly called the news "inevitable but... nonetheless shocking," which is not really true; the only real shock is that the show made it through four entire seasons despite being incredibly terrible and desperate for at least two of them. Goodbye, "Heroes." We won't miss you, really, but that first season was kind of fun and some comics creators got work from the graphic novels, so you weren't the worst in every way. Unlike most things in the world of superheroics, may you never rise again.