The Oakland Raiders of primetime just made a shakeup: Jesse Alexander and Jeph Loeb were fired as co-executive producers of Heroes, a program that’s been slumping in both the creative and ratings department this season.
NBC Universal exces has been pretty frustrated with the creative direction of the program, which was cited as the main reason why the duo were shown the door. The program has also experienced cost over-runs this season, which has gone over the $4 million budget this season. Budget over-runs + low ratings = deficit.
It doesn’t take a genius to realize it’s going to be Heroes shown the door if the ratings – which hit record lows recently – don’t improve.
I’ll have a Think Tank on the plight of Heroes coming up soon.