NBC's new Wonder Woman pilot from David E. Kelley will put a new spin on the role Lynda Carter embodied from 1975-79 — three identities, each with her own love interest.
In addition to Wonder Woman's mousy alias, Diana Prince, she will have a third, more powerful persona named Diana Themyscira, the confidant C.E.O. of Themyscira Industries...
Looks like Wonder Woman will again fly to the small screen after all: NBC has picked up David E. Kelley's pilot about the DC Comics superheroine, Deadline reports.
The order comes two weeks after networks, including NBC, initially passed on the project. According to Deadline, the Peacock was interested in Wonder Woman two weeks ago, but was forced to turn it down as NBC Universal's merger with Comcast was still in flux. The $13.8 billion deal was approved Tuesday, allowing new Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt to move forward with the pickup.
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David E. Kelley, the Emmy-winning writer and producer behind TV hits Ally McBeal, The Practice and Boston Legal, has created yet another quirky new legal drama (his specialty!). Harry's Law stars Kathy Bates as a burned-out patent attorney who runs a storefront criminal-defense firm. Kelley briefs us on what we need to know about his latest legal eagle.
Harry was supposed to be a man.
"We didn't find the actor we thought embodied everything Harry should or could be, so we opened the field up to women and, as soon as we did, Kathy's name leaped to the top of the list," he says about casting the Oscar winner....
Does no one have an original idea in TV land anymore? Judging from tonight's latest batch of mid-season offerings, it hardly appears so. Programmers have either gone to England for inspiration, rarely improving on the source material, or back to the drawing board of tried-and-true formats like the courtroom drama, resulting in an unhappy epidemic of deja view viewing.
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The best of tonight's premieres is Syfy's remake of Being Human (9/8c), and even it is a pale imitation of the provocative British original. Given the relatively limited reach of BBC America...
Thursday night's NBC All-Star Party, held in conjunction with the Television Critics Association press tour, brought out a rather interesting mix of characters: A new superhero (The Cape's David Lyons), a legendary TV producer (David E. Kelley), Beverly Hills socialites (Paris and Kathy Hilton) and even an Oscar winner (Kathy Bates). But the crowded lobby of the Langham Hotel in Pasadena quickly turned into a place where old friends got a chance to catch up and new friends were made.
As soon as Parenthood's Erika Christensen spotted pals Jason Ritter (The Event) and Ryan McPartlin (Chuck) she rushed ...
Camryn Manheim and Steve Harris, The Practice
Former Practice stars Camryn Manheim and Steve Harris will reunite with series creator David E. Kelley, TVLine reports.
Manheim and Harris both will guest-star on Kelley's latest legal series, Harry's Law. It stars Kathy Bates as a recently fired attorney who...
NBC has renewed Chuck for a fourth season, and announced it will be joined in the fall by four new series — including one produced by Conan O'Brien.
Chuck, which will wrap its third season May 24 with a two-hour finale, has averaged a respectable 6.6 million viewers this season. NBC did not specify the number of episodes ordered for Season 4.
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The network also picked ...
Law & Order, Jeremy Sisto, Anthony Anderson
Jay Leno's ouster at 10 o'clock is good news for Law & Order, Heroes, and other series as NBC scrambles to fill its schedule.
Although the current season of Heroes has seen a notable decline in viewers, Angela Bromstad, NBC's primetime president, called the series' performance...
Friday Night Lights
With NBC officially confirming that The Jay Leno Show will no longer air at 10 o'clock as of Feb. 12, what are its plans to fill the vacant slot?
Leno leaving 10 o'clock timeslot; late-night changes proposed for Conan and Jimmy
"I will wait until the very last second making changes to the schedule," NBC chairman Jeff Gaspin said.
Among the more promising options, however, is an earlier-than-planned premiere of Friday Night Lights on the Peacock. Gaspin said episodes that have aired on DirecTV will be available for broadcast on NBC as early as March 1...
David E. Kelley
Now that NBC's 10 o'clock timeslot may be opening up, the network is loading up on new dramas.
The network has reportedly picked up pilots from...