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HeroesNBCTelevision

Now that Pushing Daisies is dead, Brian Fuller has signed a deal to return to NBC’s Heroes beginning with episode 20. His exact role on the sci-fi drama has not been determined, but he is expected to play a key role in the writers room alongside “Heroes” creator/executive producer/showrunner Tim Kring. After the end of the season, Fuller might continue on “Heroes” or join another UMS-produced series while also developing his own projects. That last line might be pretty telling.  If the ratings don’t rise, the show may find itself on the chopping block, so Fuller’s seven-figure deal to work

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Battlestar GalacticaMoviesSci FiTelevision

The Sci Fi Channel has given the green light for the two-hour pilot movie Caprica – the prequel to the revived, and quite popular, Battlestar Galactica. “Battlestar Galactica” is concluding its 3½-year run with 20 final episodes this year. Its “Caprica” prequel begins production in Vancouver in the spring. Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, the exec producers of “Galactica,” will join with Universal Media Studios to work on “Caprica.” Rene Aubuchon will co-write the “Caprica” pilot with Moore, and Jeff Reiner will direct it. Casting begins soon. The news was announced this week at the Sci Fi Channel’s upfront

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