NBC Changes Its Mind, Picks Up Silly Wonder Woman Redo

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... The Hollywood reboot machine continues to churn, and its latest monster might be the most ridiculous one yet. David E. Kelley, creator of legal shows like Ally McBeal and The Practice, is behind the remake, and please do yourself a favor and listen to this summary: "The project is described as a reinvention of the iconic D.C. comic in which Wonder Woman—aka Diana Prince—is a vigilante crime fighter in L.A. but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life." Let's just hope the corporation she works for produces invisible jets. The show was shopped around to the networks not too long ago, and was promptly rejected by all of them, even NBC. Apparently NBC changed its mind. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Fitness enthusiast Jack Lalanne has passed away at the age of 96. LaLanne created and starred in The Jack LaLanne Show in the '50s and '60s, and was instrumental in introducing personal fitness to America. He can still kick your ass. [NY Times]

... Controversial news man Keith Olbermann has called it quits on MSNBC, leaving his post as host of Countdown last Friday. The move was sudden, but he frequently butted heads with the show's producers, most recently in November when he was suspended after making political donations to Democratic candidates. [LA Times]

... Oprah's big secret was revealed today: She has a sister! Well, a half sister. Congratulations, Oprah. But even greater congratulations to her half-sister, who should milk this for every penny she can. [TMZ]

... The Closer without Kyra Sedgwick? It could happen. TNT is looking to extend the show's final season with Sedgwick, or possibly to create a spin-off of the series without her. Reports say TNT might either try to lengthen the final season (which starts later this year) from 15 episodes to 21 episodes, or look for a new way to make a spin-off work. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Jeffrey Dean Morgan, also known as Papa Winchester from Supernatural, The Comedian from The Watchmen, and that ghost dude from Grey's Anatomy, is close to signing on to star in Starz's upcoming drama Magic City. Morgan would play the owner of a hotel that's home to powerful people during the late 1950s in Miami, just as Fidel Castro takes power in Cuba. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Dan Savage, author of the sex-advice Savage Love column featured in many city periodicals, has filmed a pilot for MTV. The show will follow the simple question-and-answer format, with Savage letting college students know exactly how many foreign objects can fit in the human anus and other orifices at any given time. [EW]

... Fox has ordered a pilot for Exit Strategy, a drama starring Ethan Hawke and directed by Antoine Fuqua. The action procedural follows a CIA team that specializes in extracting agents from operations that've gone wrong. [Deadline Hollywood]


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