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"Bionic Woman" Still Kicking?

Is there still life left in that bionic body?

TV Guide claims that NBC hasn't canceled freshman drama Bionic Woman, despite all signs to the contrary.

Series, which hasn't completed its 13-episode initial order, was scheduled to relaunch in January with a two-parter that would rejigger the creaky series, plagued by creative problems and behind-the-scenes departures of several executive producers, including James Morgan and pilot director Michael Dinner.

However, production on the beleaguered drama--which stars Michelle Ryan as bionically enhanced Jaime Sommers--was curtailed in the wake of the WGA Strike and currently has no completed scripts to produce.

An unnamed NBC Universal spokesperson was quick with a statement to the effect that Bionic Woman hasn't been canned: "Bionic Woman has not been canceled. Production was shut down due to the WGA strike. In addition, we have not completed the initial 13-episode order, which will be the first order of business when the strike ends."

What do you think? Should NBC attempt to resuscitate Bionic Woman? Or should they put the series into cold storage? Discuss.

What's On Tonight

8 pm: NCIS (CBS); Clash of the Choirs (NBC); Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants (CW); Duel (ABC; 8-9:30 pm); Bones (FOX)

9 pm: The Unit (CBS); Biggest Loser (NBC; 9-11 pm); Reaper (CW); According to Jim (ABC; 9:30-10 pm); House (FOX)

10 pm: Cane (CBS); Boston Legal (ABC)

What I'll Be Watching

9 pm: Life on Mars on BBC America.

Season Two of the brilliant UK import Life on Mars continues tonight with a brand-new episode. On tonight's installment, a bomb threat is reported, leaving everyone, except Sam, to believe that the IRA have begun a bombing campaign in England. But for Sam, something isn't quite adding up...

Comments

The CineManiac said…
Honestly I dropped this show months ago, NBC should follow suit.
If they decide to try to fix it, they should just get rid of Michelle Ryan and make the show about the most interesting character Katee Sackhoff's Sarah Corvus.
This show never reached its full potential. They've had so many opportunities to "fix" what was wrong and the changes they make are just that - changes. They've tweaked things endlessly but, ultimately, the show isn't getting any better. I think it's time to put it out of its misery.
Anonymous said…
I think NBC is in denial about Bionic Woman--they should can it. Unless Sarah Corvus is made into the main character, I don't think the show has any future.
Anonymous said…
I'd rather see them invest in Journeyman
Unknown said…
I must be the only one watching it. Focusing on Sarah Corvus would be a mistake--she's a caricature of every evil villain ever produced. I love Katee, but Sarah's scenery-chewing quickly tires the viewer. Jaime, at least, has some depth. Perhaps they could tighten the writing (whatever that means), but I think the series has potential.
Anonymous said…
I must agree with the the post suggesting that they invest in Journeyman instead. This series has slowly but SURELY pulled me in. It would be a shame to pull the plug on it at this juncture.
Anonymous said…
I love Journeyman and I hope NBC will change their mind about that...but I also think Bionic Woman can still fix itself and I hope it does.
Anonymous said…
I think the Bionic Woman can be saved. It has had some bad writing, but that can change. It just needs some time invested in it. I like Michelle Ryan in the lead, shes a great actress, but hasn't realy had much to work with.
Anonymous said…
Should NBC attempt to resuscitate Bionic Woman?

As a fan of the show - yes...however i feel that once BW has had it's 13 ep run, it will just be dropped. I feel that the show has potential but how they gain the audience they have lost is another thing.

The new showrunners really need to find a direction for the show and stick with it. The scripts and plotlines really need to improve and fast.

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