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Bionic Woman and more coming to NBC

by Joel Keller, posted Jan 3rd 2007 1:36PM
The Bionic WomanHere's a piece of news from our "Networks Have Run Out of Ideas" department:

Reuters and The Hollywood Reporter are reporting that NBC has picked up a one-hour pilot for a remake of -- hold on to your artificial knees -- The Bionic Woman. You remember The Bionic Woman, right? Basicially it was The Six Million Dollar Man with girl parts. Lindsay Wagner played Jamie Sommers, a woman who's life was saved by bionic transplants after an accident and is recruited by the government to work spy missions. It ran from 1976-1978, not exactly the world's most successful run. But, for some reason, NBC thinks it's worthy of a revisit, maybe due to the success of Heroes. According to the article, the pickup is contingent on casting, so I'd imagine we won't be seeing anyone older than 30 in the role of Jamie.

In other pickup news, NBC picked up Fort Pit, a dramadey from Denis Leary and Peter Tolan from Rescue Me, and Michael Chernuchin of Law & Order. It's about a New York police precinct full of outcasts and rookies without connections. Also picked up by the Peacock is Chuck, from The O.C.'s Josh Schwartz. The article describes it as "a high-concept action dramedy about spies and twentysomethings..." So it's not just spies, it's hot spies. Welcome to Chuck, bitch...

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VSJ

Well, why stop there? Why not make a Bionic version for the big screen?

January 04 2007 at 1:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael Anderson

I watched Bionic Woman ... and it was cheesy then! The constant issues with the ear rejecting (or that is how my memory plays it) ... on top of the other crappy writing & acting from Six Million Dollar Man ...

So - now we get the same crappy show, but with a young girl with big boobs?

January 03 2007 at 4:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Oscar Goldman

So what's her Sleep Number then?

January 03 2007 at 4:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tool

I loved the Six Million Dollar Man . . . even had the action figure.

Nowadays, with inflation, it would be more like a $100 mil.

BTW, here's that famous sound: http://65.24.128.15/sounds/televis/six_million/smbion.mp3

January 03 2007 at 2:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BillS

I only barely recall the bionic woman, but it was awesome if only cause it lead to Bill Haverchuck's Halloween costume on Freaks and Geeks.

January 03 2007 at 1:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David

Welcome to today, The Bionic Woman news is a few months old now and has everything to do with Heros being a hit. It's also going to be done with David Eik (?) from the new BSG.

January 03 2007 at 1:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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