Bryan Fuller to Rescue ‘Heroes’?
E!’s Kristin dos Santos writes, “I’ve just been told by reliable insiders at NBC that Heroes most likely will replace Jeph Loeb and Jesse Alexander with at least one new writer-producer, and one of the names being tossed around is Bryan Fuller, the creative genius who served as a consulting producer for the first half of the first season.
“The upside? This would be nothing short of awesome, as Fuller’s Heroes episodes were some of the strongest ever. If anyone can save this show, he can.
“The downside? One would assume this could only happen if Fuller’s current obligation, Pushing Daisies (which he created), does not get picked up, which would be a heart-breaking TV tragedy. Though perhaps he could do both Heroes and Daisies and double the awesomeness in our living rooms? A girl can dream…”
Fuller is known for his inventive shows Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, and now, Pushing Daisies. Having started writing for Star Trek: Deep Space 9, he has also publically discussed his desire to produce a new Trek the television series.
Meantime, Entertainent Weekly is reporting that Justin Baldoni (Everwood) will play Alex, a Southern California surfer dude who works at a comic book store for at least two episodes during the Fourth Act, "Fugitives".