Good news and bad news, y’all. The bad news is that we’ll never get to see Adrianne Palicki run around in various Wonder Woman costumes on our HD televisions. The good news is that we’ll never be disappointed with how bad David E. Kelley’s “Wonder Woman” remake was, since NBC passed on the pilot. Gamma Squad has a timeline of bad decisions that led to its creation and ultimate demise.
As NBC gears up for its upfront presentation next week, here are the shows that will make its new lineup:
- “Harry’s Law” and “Parenthood” have been renewed.
- “Chuck” is rumored to be getting a 13-episode order. UPDATE: It’s official.
- “Playboy” starring Amber Heard.
- “Awake,” a drama described as “Inception for TV.”
- “Grimm,” “a dark but fantastical cop drama about a world in which characters inspired by Grimm’s Fairy Tales exist.” [EW]
- Sitcoms starring Christina Applegate and Whitney Cummings. The Chelsea Handler sitcom starring Laura Prepon is rumored to have a good chance of pick-up as well.
- “Smash,” the Steven Spielberg-produced “Glee” knock-off about Broadway.
- “Prime Suspect,” based on a successful British miniseries.
All in all, it should be interesting to see how NBC fares in its first full season under
Kabletown Comcast ownership, and for the sake of smarter television I hope it turns out well. But man, that David Kelley script must have truly been PUTRID. Because it couldn’t have been easy to say no to this: