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'Heroes' spin-off not happening

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Badass_lHeroes: Origins, the much-anticipated until recently, anyway spin-off has been put on hold at NBC. According to the trades, you can blame the threat of the writers strike and not — we repeat not — the original series taking a hit in the ratings and with critics in its sophomore season

Is this a relief? (Presumably the Heroes masterminds can now focus on fixing their flagship.) Or is this is an opportunity lost?

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