Bryan Fuller has decided he can’t “save the cheerleader” anymore as the “Pushing Daisies” creator announces he’ll be leaving “Heroes” in pursuit of greener pastures, reports EW:

The acclaimed Pushing Daisies auteur tells me that he left to focus on developing new projects for NBC, and not (as some have speculated) due to creative differences with series creator Tim Kring.

“I’m crafting two pilots right now and it’s a lot of work,” admits Fuller, who has an overall deal with NBC. “It was just too hard to [juggle] Heroes and my development; something had to give.”

Fuller returned to Heroes last year after “Pushing Daisies” was cancelled in its second year which leads me to wonder if “Heroes” isn’t long for this world either.

Frankly, “Heroes” became quite the sinking ship after such a quick rise in popularity. If he wasn’t given the freedom he needed (despite what PR smoothing lines he may now be giving) to bring the show back in line then I’m glad he departed in a direction that will let him have more control.

I can’t wait to hear what Fuller will come up with next. Where would you like to see him go next?

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