The network's presentation of its 2010-2011 schedule was leaked Sunday morning when journalists from The Hollywood Reporter (THR) snuck into their upfront rehearsal at New York's Hilton hotel, deadline.com reports.
The Web site revealed that "Heroes" had been cancelled after four seasons over high costs and low ratings. The show is reportedly set to be replaced by a new superhero drama, "The Cape."
And though New York-based series "Law & Order" was cancelled Friday, NBC appears to be launching a new "Law & Order: Los Angeles" to succor fans.
Other new NBC shows include the "24"-like thriller "The Event," J. J. Abrams' "Undercovers," "Outsourced, "Love Bites" and "Outlaw."
THR, which also revealed Alec Baldwin's comedic introduction to the event, has been banned from covering NBC's upfronts and from interviews with its talent.
But the damage is already done. This year networks seem to be engaging in a major slash and burn policy.
Friday it was revealed that "Law & Order" was DOA after 20 seasons on NBC. Meanwhile, "FlashForward," "Better Off Ted," "Scrubs" and Alyssa Milano's short-lived comedy "Romantically Challenged" are among the ABC shows that have officially been cancelled.
Medical dramas "Mercy" and "Trauma" have also been taken off life support.