Report: Bionic Woman sent to scrapyard
Maybe she wasn't so bionic after all. After spending most of the last few months with a gray cloud hanging over its head, Bionic Woman may have finally felt the icy touch of the Grim Reaper. TVGuide.com's Michael Ausiello is reporting what many believed was only a matter of time for the sci-fi remake: The show has been cancelled by NBC.
The report cites sources as saying that the show was actually privately axed last week, but NBC has yet to confirm or deny the report. Requests for comment from the network by TV.com were not returned as of press time.
Bionic Woman had been one of the most heavily hyped new shows of the fall season, with NBC spending bundles of cash on marketing the sci-fi drama. However, after a spectacular start in the ratings (apparently pushing ads down the throats of TV watchers works...at least once), the show never really took off and viewership tailed off dramatically during subsequent episodes.
While lead character Jamie Sommers may have been a lean, well-oiled machine, production on the show most certainly was not. There were unconfirmed reports of infighting among cast members Michelle Ryan (pictured above) and Katee Sackhoff, and the producer position was practically a revolving door, with several names joining and exiting the series in mid-production.
Bionic Woman is a remake of the 1970s show of the same name. Sommers' (played by Ryan) life is changed after a major car accident. In order to save her life, her boyfriend gives her "bionic" body parts and she begins working for a secret government agency.
For more on Bionic Woman, head over to TV.com's previous coverage.
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