New Heroes & Galactica Ends

Dania Ramirez (Callisto in “X-Men: The Last Stand”) has been added as a regular on the NBC’s hit series “Heroes.” Ramirez will play Maya, a new hero whose powers are being kept secret for now.

She’s the sole new regular hero joining the cast next year, though new recurring roles will include a young African-American mother, an Irish mobster and a hunky boyfriend for Claire.

Meanwhile it’s official. Executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick issued a joint statement confirming that “Battlestar Galactica” will end after the upcoming fourth season.

The pair reiterate that it was their decision to close the series, and hinted that it was a struggle just to get the renewal for this final season.

A two-hour episode will air in November, followed by the 22-episode fourth season to screen starting in January on the Sci-Fi Channel.