In some incredible casting news, the former Veronica Mars has been cast for a 13 episode arch in next season of Heroes. TVGuide's Ausiello has a terrific inteview:
But I have social relationships with a lot of the people that work on Heroes, through so many random connections. So it was sort of funny that so many of my friends had been working on this show. I spent a lot of time with a few of them at Comic-Con. I was actually sitting on the train [back from San Diego] with Zachary Quinto and Masi Oka and some of the writers were on the train and they were like, "Hey, if you ever want to come on Heroes, give us a call!" And I sort of joked back, "I'd love that!" Later on I said to Zach, "Hey, if they were serious, I would love to work with you guys." And somehow, somebody made it happen.
This is the next best thing to having another season of Veronica. Kristen has always been a fanboy favorite, and Heros is a perfect fit for her. Hopefully being on such a high profile show will help her career and we'll be seeing much more of her in the future.