Heroes, “Californication”, “Mars” News

“Dead Like Me” and “Pushing Daisies” creator/executive producer Bryan Fuller is close to a two-year overall deal with Universal Media Studios which will include him rejoining the drama “Heroes” on which he served as writer during the first season reports Reuters.

Fuller, who is wrapping post-production on the final episodes of “Daisies'” 13-episode second-season order, would officially come on board “Heroes” starting with Episode 20. His exact role though is undetermined though he’s expected to play a key role in the writers room alongside showrunner Tim Kring.

Meanwhile, Showtime has picked up the third season of the Golden GlobeĀ® Award-winning comedy series “Californication”. Shooting begins next spring on twelve episodes for a late 2009 premiere.

Finally, “Veronica Mars” series creator Rob Thomas tells EW that he “hasn’t gotten far” on the film version – “I thought I had the idea broken, but I’ve hit a wall in the final act that I haven’t quite figured out…I’m hopeful that I can find the time to figure it out over the Christmas holidays”.