A couple of quick Heroes Season 3 casting updates from Kristin over at E! Online. One concerns the status of Kristen Bell (Elle) for Season 3 (in a word, it’s not as good as we wanted it, apparently, but it’s something), while a recurring character gets a regular spot, and some update on the rumor that Tim Kring was going to show the Season 3 premiere early at next month’s Comic Con.
First up, Kristen Bell’s status on Heroes Season 3 and Cristine Rose’s promotion to regular status:
According to sources, Kristen Bell will not be a regular this season on Heroes, but she will appear in a recurring fashion, most likely for five more episodes. (Better than nada, no?) The only new regular is Cristine Rose as Mama Petrelli, who has a lot to do this season.
Then this about Heroes at Comic Con:
I’m told there will just be a Heroes sneak peek, not the full premiere.
And a bit of a SPOILER — I guess, though I don’t see it as really one, in response to a question about whether Jack Coleman (aka Mr. Bennet) will return for Season 3:
Of course! And what’s totally amazing is that my wish of Zachary Quinto and Jack Coleman sharing loads of screen time is coming true. I’m hearing that Sylar is going to start working with H.R.G. I know. Whaaa?
And just for fun, ET Online had this video of Hayden Panettiere with her new short hair do. Thanks to Raissa for the heads up on the video! (Greg Grunberg makes a quick cameo, too.)