Bruce Boxleitner by Mike Guastella/ WireImage.com Bruce Boxleitner by Mike Guastella/ WireImage.com

I've got more exclusive Heroes casting news for you guys to dissect during this, the longest hiatus in TV history!

Bruce Boxleitner, who played Scarecrow to Sabrina Duncan's Mrs. King in the mid-80s, has snagged a top-secret recurring role that was originally going to be modeled after Sen. John McCain. The character has since been reconceived, and now all I know for sure is that he'll be sharing scenes with a female series regular.

By the way, although it may seem like Heroes is getting ready to force-feed us another batch of newbies, an NBC insider insists that's definitely not the case. Yes, the show is introducing some new faces next season, but the primary focus, my source maintains, will remain "on the core characters from the pilot."

I think I speak for Heroes fans everywhere when I say, Hallelufreakinlujah.