How can a network tell when they have themselves a real hit show? Well, one of the ways is you begin having agents for heavy-hitters pounding on your door wanting their client to appear on the program.
Case in point is this season’s big surprise hit on NBC called “Heroes.” We reported that George Takei has come onboard the series and will play Hiro’s very rich father who comes to America to try and force his son home before Hiro has had to chance to finish his mission – you remember – “Save the cheerleader, Save the world!”
Now we can report that the actor who brought back “Doctor Who” in its first season after a long hiatus from the tube, Christopher Eccleston, will be signing up as a regular cast member with super powers of his own. Look for Christopher to show up on “Heroes” in January 2007.