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No More Mohinder: Sendhil Ramamurthy Leaves 'Heroes'

Heroes just isn't getting any better, but this is one change that could really go either way for the series. Though he's been a mainstay cast member since season one, actor Sendhil Ramamurthy, who plays scientist Mohinder Suresh, is leaving the cast. Ramamurthy's voice-overs have been an integral part of the show during its four-season run, and have appeared in most of series' episodes. This of course raises the question: is Heroes dead? The show hasn't been looking good for a while since its dismal season four, which only averaged at about 5.22 million viewers. There's been speculation that the series would be renewed for a fifth and final season, but there's also been speculation that season four will be the last. Ramamurthy's departure can't spell good things for the series. If they're letting such an important character go, you know that the series can't be much of a priority for NBC. So what is Ramamurthy going to be doing now that he's gotten out of Heroes? That's a good question, though the actor is currently frustrated that his London acting friends aren't getting any good jobs. "There's actually nothing for them to audition for," he said. "It's such a shame when talented people are not allowed to do what they want to do because of money." What do you think? Has Ramamurthy's departure left Heroes high and dry? Or do you think the starving sci-fi series can continue on without Mohinder Suresh? Source Here

'Heroes' in the Bubble, Ali Larter Thinks Otherwise

Time is creeping closer to the month when networks must make their seasonal presentation. Some series have earned their early renewals but plenty are still waiting in the so-called "bubble". One of the shows which is anxiously waiting whether it will burst is "Heroes". Steadily declining in its rating, the NBC show may end its run in the fourth season. In its analysis, THR pointed out that the show is "the biggest question mark" when it comes to renewal. Its fate may depend on the performance of other shows such as "Chuck", "Parenthood" and "Law & Order". In the case of "Chuck", the network is gaining more confidence that last year while in "Parenthood", NBC will have to see a couple more ratings before throwing down the verdict. Meanwhile, although "Law & Order" is not stellar in rating, NBC may have the obsession to make it the longest-running drama series in history. There's a possibility that "Heroes", which ended its fourth season in February this year, will be back for another season. However, it may as well be the last so that the writers could conclude the show that used to take around 13 million people per episode. One member of the cast who believes this will happen is Ali Larter. While attending "Resident Evil: Afterlife" panel at WonderCon, the actress said, "I believe we are coming back for Heroes next season. I think so. I'm not sure. It's been such a thrill being on that show. I hope we have the chance to wrap up these storylines for all the fans." NBC, which went through a major change in its schedule this season, still also has to consider their other weak shows such as "Mercy" and "Trauma". Source Here

'Heroes' Baddie Robert Knepper Joins 'Stargate Universe'

Some actors were just born to play bad guys, and Robert Knepper is one of the best. He terrorized the prisoners on 'Prison Break', manipulated the heroes on 'Heroes', and now he's gunning for the troubled Destiny crew on 'Stargate Universe'. Knepper has been cast as a villain on the second season of 'SGU'. He's landed the role Simeon, a key member of a dangerous group of space pirates called the Lucian Alliance. Our pals at Gateworld have snagged some 'SGU' casting docs that say Simeon will come into serious conflict with Robert Carlyle's character, Dr. Rush, which will culminate in a tense standoff between the two. Knepper's 'Heroes' baddie Samuel Sullivan might've flamed out at the end of last season, but he was still the best thing about that show all year. I can't wait to see him (and his soul patch) face off against Carlyle on 'SGU'. Source Here

Heroes Star Heads to Hallmark Channel

Heroes star Jack Coleman is up for more father-daughter drama. The actor has joined the Hallmark movie Rock the House, in which he'll play a father whose strained relationship with his daughter (Cassi Thomson, Big Love) begins to improve through rock 'n' roll. The movie, which has begun production, is scheduled to air next year. Coleman is best known as Noah Bennet (aka Horn-Rimmed Glasses or HRG) on Heroes, the father of indestructible teen Claire (Hayden Panettiere). Source Here

NBC's 'Heroes' Still on the Bubble

Though the ratings of Heroes' fourth season suggest that it's a goner, NBC network president Angela Bromstad remains tight-lipped about the future of the troubled science fiction drama series, neither confirming nor denying whether Heroes will be back for season 5. Earlier this month, Angela Bromstad gave a rundown of some of the network's bubble shows, including Heroes. "We met with [Heroes creator] Tim Kring and talked about a lot of things. It's a wait-and-see for us," Bromstad told the Hollywood Reporter. When asked if season 5 will be the final one if and when the network decides to pick up the show, she replied, "We're going to cross that bridge when we come to it." To Read More Click Here .

Exclusive: An Interview with 'Heroes' Star Greg Grunberg

On TV, he's Matt Parkman from NBC's Heroes. In film, he provided the voice of Captain Kirk's stepfather in Star Trek. On stage, he's part of the TV actor musical super group Band from TV. On your iPhone, he's a creator of the Yowza application. In video games, his voice will be heard for the upcoming Halo: Reach. All these titles, and many more, describe actor Greg Grunberg, a true master of all media platforms. I recently spoke to Greg about an upcoming performance of Band from TV in California, the future of Heroes, his musical influences, and his devotion to charity and social media. To Read More Click Here .

Heroes Star Signs on to USA Series

Sendhil Ramamurthy has been cast in USA's spy drama Covert Affairs, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Covert stars Piper Perabo as a CIA trainee thrust into the field after being dumped by an ex who is of interest to the agency. The 35-year-old Heroes actor replaces Eric Lively, who departed the cast of the pilot. Christopher Gorham, Peter Gallagher, Kari Matchett, Anne Dudek and Eion Bailey also star. Source Here

Heroes: Greg Grunberg Hearing "Good Rumors" Regarding the Show's Return - Featured

Perhaps more than any member of the Heroes cast, Greg Grunberg likes to talk publicly about the prospects of his show and the hopeful path it's on. There are just two problems with his outlook: the series is absolutely atrocious; and of course Grunberg hopes it will be renewed. NBC signs his paychecks! In a new interview with TV Guide Magazine, the man that plays Matt Parkman talked about the possibility that Heroes will actually return for a fifth season. I'm hearing rumors, I'm hearing good rumors, he said. ''We clearly did not wrap up the overall lure and story of Heroes [in the season finale]. I love the last episode. I thought it was awesome. To Read More Click Here .

TV Renewal Scorecard: What's In? What's Out? What's in Limbo? - Featured

Are any of you in doubt whether your favourite show is in, in limbo or maybe on the chopping block? has been nice enough to composite a list of the current status of the networks shows. See it Here ! Also check out the list for Cable shows .