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NBC is really scrambling to fix its lineup of shows that are not delivering as expected.  First it was the firing of Jeph Loeb and Jesse Alexander from Heroes, and now it has been announced the studio is going after Knight Rider.  Reports from Hollywood indicate the show is going through a retooling process to bring it back its ’80’s origins. “It’s a reboot,” “Knight” executive producer/showrunner Gary Scott Thompson said. “We’re moving away from the terrorist-of-the-week formula and closer to the original, making it a show about a man and his car going out and helping more regular people,

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HeroesJeph LeobNBCTelevision

It was only a matter of time before fan and reviewer trashing of the third season of Heroes led to changes in the show.  The first casualties of the shakeup find co-executive producers Jesse Alexander and Jeph Loeb being shown the exit. It’s understood that Alexander and Loeb were let go because of Peacock execs’ frustration with the creative direction of the show. The show is also said to have been grappling with hefty budget overruns this season, that are going well beyond its already sizable $4 million per-seg pricetag. I can’t say that I’m not surprised, but I axing

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