‘Heroes’ Could Use a Rescue

NBC’s Heroes was honored at the Hollywood Entertainment Museum’s Hollywood Legacy Awards XI, held at the Esquire House Hollywood Hills on Saturday night.

Pictured here is series’ creator Tim Kring, as well as actors Hayden Panettiere, Leonard Roberts, Sendhil Ramamurthy, James Kyson Lee, Dania Ramirez, Jack Coleman, Greg Grunberg and Cristine Rose.

Meanwhile, E! Online reports today that two of Heroes’ producers, Jeph Loeb and Jesse Alexander, have been fired due to “creative differences.”

“Someone had to take the fall,” an inside source told the site, referencing the fact that the ratings for season three of Heroes are down to about 9 million viewers, compared to last year’s 11 million.

“NBC is not happy with the current status of the show, and there had to be a visual and tangible change in the course of action.”

Yikes. Sounds like major drama on the set. Maybe cupcakes would help?