NBC Orders Wonder Woman
Linda Carter wowed audiences on ABC as Wonder Woman in the 70's, and for many she has defined the character. Now, thanks to David Kelly, it looks like the super hero will be on prime time again. David Kelly pitched the idea to the network previously and it was rejected because of the high cost. Now under new the new Comcast merger, NBC has reconsidered, and has ordered a pilot episode from Kelly. David E. Kelley has a track record of success in the past with "L.A. Law," "Ally McBeal," "The Practice" and "Boston Legal."
Wonder Woman began battling evil for DC Comics during World War II, and Kelley's resume gives the latest reboot a good deal of cachet. Kelley is credited with turning around the acclaimed Showtime series "Dexter" and "Weeds," and he is the executive producer of NBC's new Kathy Bates series "Harry's Law."
I have been unable to find any information as to who will star in the pilot, but we'll post an update when it is announced. "The Incredible Hulk," "Greatest American Hero" and "Wonder Woman" were among my favorite shows as a kid. While I like NBC's new super hero drama, "The Cape," it is off to a shaky ratings start. I'm pulling for both shows to succeed. It is definitely a relief to see a network invest in more non-reality show concepts.