NBC green-lights new Bionic Woman

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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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.
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Just the other day I was thinking "I wonder if they'll ever re-make the Six Million Dollar Man (it would have probably been caused the Six BILLION Dollar Man, but I digress).

Now, we get the Bionic Woman. So they replaced atomic cybernetic limbs/implants with nanos? Who cares? I'll give it a try...

-Ferret

...of course, it'll probably have the survivability of Jericho...
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This is so not what we need.
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I am sooooooooo ready for a remake... I think this show might be just what I have been waiting for.
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hello I am new here, for me the bionic woman alway will be Lindsay Wagner, she is wonderful.
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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.
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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!
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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."
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i remember liking the bionic woman. we need more strong female characters on tv who aren't psycho, in a bikini or a teenager.
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loved the show when it was on could be good if done right look at the remake of battlestar
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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).
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Yes. They are running out of ideas. but... I'll give the show a shot.
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Hollywood is running out of ideas
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Be very interesting to see who gets the roles in this one.
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She has the power to take the kids to work, do the dishes, clean the house, do the shopping & make the tea all before the man gets home.



She Is The Bionic Woman!
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S1 and S2 are out on DVD in Europe
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Oh hell yeah!

Maybe, just maybe, they'll release the original on DVD?
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I am with popsicle ... I am intrigued to see how this pans out.
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I'm curious to see what comes of this. I've never actually seen any of the show (it was before my time) but I was actually named (Jamie) after the Bionic Woman, and have always been interested in seeing what it was about. Always thought it was cool to be able to tell people I was named after the Bionic Woman rather than after my great grandmother or something like that. :)
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Will see if its as good as the classic
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I kinda liked Bionic woman when it was on way back when. I'm curious about how the remake will turn out.
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well I just hope its more action based than that show they haveon nbc called heros,it should be more like an Alias stlye show better yet....BRING BACK Alias not remade shows we saw on tv 30 years ago lol or can catch on over priced cable tv :P
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This is just code for "we ran out of ideas."
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Big Whop.
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