NBC green-lights new Bionic Woman

By Colin Mahan

Jan 03, 2007

Gentleman, NBC can rebuild her--faster, stronger, with higher ratings than before. The peacock network has green-lit a new version of The Bionic Woman.

NBC's commitment to the pilot is contingent upon casting. So far, no casting has been announced, but David Eick ( Battlestar Galactica) and Laeta Kalogridis (The Dive) will write and executive-produce the series.

The Bionic Woman is a remake of the 1970s series, which starred Lindsay Wagner as a woman who received bionic implants after a skydiving accident. The show ran for three seasons, first on ABC and then on NBC.

Bionic Woman was itself a spin-off of The Six Million Dollar Man. In Six Million, Lee Majors portrayed astronaut Steve Austin, who, after suffering a horrible crash-landing, was repaired using bionic body parts.

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  • dunthisb4 Jun 16, 2007

    Ironically enough, the woman in the trailer reminds me a lot of the bionic girl from the NBC mini series years ago, where Jamie and Steve helped Oscar train the new bionic man and woman. There was even a new bionic villain. Why not start there instead of thinking, lets follow the trend of redoing shows the way we want. Some shows are able to do this because they give homage to the original, while also reinventing where it wont seem like sacrilege to cannon. Smallville is a great example of this. Other shows who’s producers try to play god and recreate shows in their image and idea, instead of respecting cannon, Yes Rick Berman, I mean you, tank like a bad memory. Clearly from the trailer, NBC has chosen reinvention over continuation. I hope for their sake they found a flying boy scout and not a sinking enterprise.

  • tifer1974 May 15, 2007

    I am sooooooooo ready for a remake... I think this show might be just what I have been waiting for.

  • jamiechris Mar 24, 2007

    hello I am new here, for me the bionic woman alway will be Lindsay Wagner, she is wonderful.

  • NotAKidAnymore Feb 17, 2007

    I enjoyed the show when it was on the first time. Of course, I was a kid at the time. Now I think they are just reaching for new shows. The kids of today won't appreciate it and I'm sure the adults will be watching other shows.

    They should just leave it alone and try to come up with original storylines.

  • KuiperBelt Jan 21, 2007

    if NBC is really remaking The Bionic Woman, I can't wait to watch it! It's going to be cool to have a very cool show back! Lindsay Wagner should be the head of OSI!

  • atrac88 Jan 05, 2007

    Based on what I have read about this project, Hollywood hasn't necessarily run of out ideas, just TITLES.

    The description and what the producers/writers are saying is they are taking the title and nothing else from the original. So all of the talk about "who should play Jamie Sommers?" and all of the pictures of Lindsay Wagner is going to amount to a scam.

    They are going to have the "Bionic" character have Nano technology and NOT fight criminals. It's just going to deal with the "contemporary" woman and how she would use these enhancements on a day-to-day basis.

    Huh? "The Bionic Woman?" For heaven's sake, rename it "The Nano Woman" and get as far away from "The Bionic Woman" as you can if that's the plan.

    Then someone can remake "The Bionic Woman" because I think that would be a COOL idea. Team Todd Productions was supposed to several years ago but for some reason they dropped the project.

    Fembots? Steve Austin as an occasional guest star? COOL.

    Contemporary woman with Nano technology not fighting crime?

    "The Nano Woman."

  • rsloane Jan 04, 2007

    i remember liking the bionic woman. we need more strong female characters on tv who aren't psycho, in a bikini or a teenager.

  • mammalazz Jan 04, 2007

    loved the show when it was on could be good if done right look at the remake of battlestar

  • AprilFox Jan 04, 2007

    Definitely intrigued, with all the advances on technology and David Eick behind the scenes well one can definitely expect a superior program. Wonder if the show will have a darker edge like BSG. Who do you think they will pick to play Jamie Somers? (I could see a Jennifer Garner like actress in the role, similar to Alias).

  • ElJorro Jan 04, 2007

    Yes. They are running out of ideas. but... I'll give the show a shot.

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