As one of the new NBC regime's first orders of business, Heroes creator Tim Kring has inked a new two-year deal - one of the biggest in television, says the Hollywood Reporter - under which he will continue as show-runner for the hit series and its forthcoming spin-off, Heroes: Origins, as well as develop new projects for NBC Universal Television Studio.

ABC Studios has bought out the final year of Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence's contract with NBC Universal and added three additional years to it, in a new, eight-figure deal. Per Variety, Lawrence will stay in charge of Scrubs (which is produced by the ABC shingle) while developing new projects for the Alphabet. In a statement, Lawrence quips, "My goal is to get a comedy on the air before the genre goes away for good." I in turn quip, "Hurry!"