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NBC bolsters lineup with four pickups

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While most networks aren't due to make final cuts about their upcoming slate of programming until next week, NBC jumped the gun and announced that four new shows have been picked up.

Shortly after renewing the football drama Friday Night Lights, the network has put in orders for four new dramas--The Bionic Woman, Chuck, Journeyman, and Life.

The Bionic Woman, originally revealed in January, is a remake of the 1970s series of the same name starring Lindsay Wagner. Taking the role of the new superconstructed femme is British actress Michelle Ryan (Eastenders). David Eick (Battlestar Galactica) and Laeta Kalogridis (Alexander) are on board to executive produce and write.

Chuck is a dramedy from Josh Schwartz (The O.C.) focusing on the life of a computer nerd who doubles as a government spy. Zachary Levi (Less than Perfect) and John Casey (Day Break) will star, and McG (The O.C., Charlie's Angels) will executive produce with Schwartz.

The sci-fi drama Journeyman stars Kevin McKidd (Tommy from Trainspotting, Lucius from Rome) as a man who is able to travel through time and "fix" people's lives. However, his actions also have unintentional affects on the future.

It's Life for Band of Brothers' Damian Lewis, who stars in this drama about Charlie Crews, an ex-policeman who returns to the force after being wrongfully imprisoned. Robin Weigert (Deadwood) and Melissa Sagemiller (Sleeper Cell) also star as Crews' boss and lawyer, respectively.

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