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upfronts 2010

Greg Grunberg Gets a Post-Heroes Job on NBC’s Love Bites

Heroes won't be back on NBC next season, but Greg Grunberg will be. Vulture has learned that Grunberg, who was a guest star in the pilot for new NBC comedy anthology Love Bites, will now become a series regular.

NBC entertainment chief Angela Bromstad told us Grunberg just popped during his segment of the show, in which his character plays an Average Joe who suddenly ends up having a shot at joining the Mile High Club with Jennifer Love Hewitt (who plays herself). Bromstad and Love creator Cindy Chupack were so impressed, they've done a deal with Grunberg to be one of at least two actors who will somehow appear in each week's episode of the show. Becki Newton (Ugly Betty) is also set to be a series regular, while Jordana Spiro may also be back. (She's committed to TBS' My Boys, so it's not certain if she'll be available to Love).

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