They saved the cheerleader, but they couldn’t save their jobs.  Variety reports that NBC fired Jesse Alexander and Jeph Loeb, the co-exec producers of their rating slumped superhero show, Heroes. The shake up comes after declining ratings, inflating budgets and the network’s desire to go into a new creative direction for the series.

The season started with a very strong two hour episode that imporved on a lot of the problems of season 2. Since than though, the plotlines have become confusing, none of the characters are acting like themselves, and ideas have been recycled from the first season (running out of ideas in season 3?).

With most of this season’s episodes already shot, I doubt that we’ll see this have an effect until next season. Hey, at least they didn’t cancel it, right?