‘Powerless’ Dropped From NBC’s Thursday Lineup

The NBC comedy Powerless, which is set in the DC Universe, might be coming to an end. Earlier this morning, NBC pulled the DC comedy series from their Thursday night lineup as new episodes of Superstore have been scheduled to air in its place.

Given the not-so strong numbers for the new NBC series, this might be a sign of an coming cancellation for DC Comics’ first live-action comedy television series. NBC has yet to reveal when/if the remaining episodes of Season 1 will be aired and no official announcement has been made yet whether Powerless has been cancelled or not.

In addition, executive producer Patrick Schumacker shared on his Twitter confirming that the next two episodes will not air as planned. In addition, he gave fans the heads up that they shouldn’t expect good news to come out of this.

“In a world where humanity must cope with the collateral damage of Super Heroes and Super-Villains, Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens) begins her first day as Director of Research & Development for Wayne Security, a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises that specializes in products that make defenseless bystanders feel a little safer. Full of confidence and big ideas, Emily quickly learns that her expectations far exceed those of her new boss (Alan Tudyk) and officemates, so it will be up to her to lead the team toward their full potential and the realization that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero.”

Powerless stars Vanessa Hudgens as Emily Locke, Danny Pudi as Teddy, Christina Kirk as Jackie, Ron Funches as Ron and Alan Tudyk as Van Wayne.

Movie & TV Villains Who Actually Beat The Heroes

A few weeks ago, the sci-fi horror film Life hit theaters. The tale of an unstoppable alien stalking a group of heroic astronauts on the International Space Station had the right amount of terror, intrigue and characters. We here at Heroic Hollywood liked it. One thing about the movie that was awesome was its ending. It’s been a few weeks, so most of you all probably know, but the alien ends up being the victor, killing the crew and assumingly conquers planet Earth. Life continues the fun trend of when the villains in the movie win.

This makes you think… what about other times where the villain actually wins? In the world of heroes who constantly face insurmountable odds and almost always end up being the victor (after all, who wants it for the good guy to not be triumphant?), there have been a few times many films based on comic book properties where the villain is actually the victor, even when they lose.

Here are a few examples of when our heroes are actually bested by the bad guys, even if the heroes technically win the day. Click Next to take a look….

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.