Hercules is a New Zealand production created for American television. It spawned a spinoff show: Xena.
An 'Adventure Town' show set in mythological Greece starring Hercules: the son of Zues. It uses Greek Myths for premises but is not faithful to them, the main character has a Hollywood Hero personality and not the savage one depicted in typical legends about Hercules.
Why It Was Cancelled Edit
The star Kevin Sorbo had a contract for a very specific number of shows. The last season only had 8 episodes instead of the 22 the previous 4 seasons had in order to play out the contract.