NBC bolsters lineup with four pickups

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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I am thrilled that the new Bionic Woman Series actually turned out to be really good so far! I was a fan of the original, and I like to give any new show a chance too. But from the clips on Access Hollywood & all of those other entertainment shows, actually looked cool too! And I didn't even like that blonde actress who played the female version of Starbuck in the new Battlestar Gallactica, cause I was such a fan of the original guy who played (him!) in the first place. But I actually like her as the bad guy in this show! Cause for one thing the new Bionic Woman can kick her butt! Lol. Make's up for her part in the new BG in the 1st place. Hehehe. But the show does have cool action scene's at least.
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McKidd is a great actor and time travel provides unlimited potential if handled well -- so Journeyman will get a watch from me. Everyone seems to remember Quantum Leap, but Sliders and Voyagers! were also similar concepts -- and all had potential in their day.



Battlestar Galactica showed what's possible with remakes of campy TV from the 1970s, so I will give Bionic Woman a chance too.
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None of them really sound like they appeal to me
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LOOKING FORWARD TO WATCHING LIFE,HEARD IT'S SOME GOOD PEOPLE IN THERE.
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out of all the shows Life seems the most boring to me, im sick of cop dramas. im a big bionic woman fan and a michelle ryan so im highly aniticipating thatm chuck seems cool too and so does journeymen - lipstick jungle would nerest me if it had that kind of desperate housewives charm to it...hopefully itll be DH meets Sex and the City
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Whatever happened to originality and creativity?
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I'll give anything one shot. i mean why not. Heroes sounded stupid to me from just the news stories but I decided to watch it and was pleasantly surprised.
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Check is the only one that interests me. Journeyman sounds too much like Quantam Leap.
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bionic women might be cool
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Life is the only new show that intersts me.
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Bionic Woman, Life & Journeyman all sound cool to me. NBC seems to understand they need new cooler shows like Heroes to grab viewers.
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Journeymen sounds like a show that Dr. Sam Beckett and his hologram sidekick Al were in. Very original NBC.
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life sounds like a good show.
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Not more gay teen dramas! I'm a teen and I don't even watch them!
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Some of these shows might have potential.
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This is sad! All of those shows is getting canned anyway, its nbc shows!
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All 4 sound rather boring to me....I think I'll pass.
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Scrubs may go to ABC ?
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Good to hear that ``Scrubs'' has been renewed for another year, although isn't this supposed to be the last?
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I will check oujt all four of those shows. They all sound pretty dang good.
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I'm looking forward to "Journeyman", McKidd is one hell of a good actor. I saw some scenes of "The Bionic Woman" pilot on Access Hollywood, and it actually looks good.
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Being a fan of the original Bionic Woman, I'll be interested to see Michelle Ryan in this re-make
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You might want to add Lipstick Jungle to that list. NBC just picked it up. Also, Scrubs will be back for a seventh season!
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