NBC Axes 'Heroes' Writers

Ratings falling on budget-busting drama
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2008 4:46 AM CST
Actress Ali Larter of NBC's "Heroes."    (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – The top writer-producers of the struggling NBC drama series "Heroes" have been axed. Jesse Alexander and Jeph Loeb were fired because NBC executives were frustrated by falling ratings and increasing budget overruns, reports Variety. The program, costing some $4 million an episode, has struggled to hold viewers' attention in its third season.