Bionic Woman Not That Dead Afterall?
Is the “Bionic Woman” about to be bionically resurected? The show was never officially killed off by NBC, but at the same time it wasn’t announced as one of the shows renewed for next season. Like many shows that debuted this season, it didn’t get a fair shot to try and fix the problems it had due to the writers’ strike.
On March 18th the show will hit DVD and advertisements have begun appearing on the net for it. It seems NBC’s making a push to sell the DVD, which they have titled “The Bionic Woman – Volume 1.” It definitely sounds like NBC doesn’t want to kill off all their options just yet with the show. The show’s first season is soon set to begin airing over seas.
Digital Spy has a report on an interview the show’s star, Michelle Ryan, did recently with Radio times about the show and how things turned out for it. She notes that should the show be picked back up that “everyone will go back with renewed enthusiasm”.
NBC Announces Returning Shows!
Two big official press releases from NBC have come out detailing the rest of the line-up for this season, as well as what has been renewed for next season. Alas it looks like we won’t get any new “Heroes” until the fall. Additionally it looks like “Journeyman” AND “Bionic Woman” are both goners. For “Friday Night Lights” fans, again no mention of that show either I’m afraid.
NBC ANNOUNCES BROADCAST RETURN OF SEVERAL SCRIPTED SERIES WITH ORIGINAL EPISODES IN APRIL
Series Include “The Office,” “30 Rock,” “My Name Is Earl,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Scrubs,” “ER” and “Medium”
BURBANK – February 13, 2008 – NBC will resume the broadcast of many of its scripted series in April with new original episodes following the settlement of the Writers Guild of America strike, including “The Office,” “30 Rock,” “My Name Is Earl,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” among other programs, it was announced by Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios, and Marc Graboff, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios.
The list of comedies and dramas includes: “My Name Is Earl” (Thursdays, 8-8:30 p.m. ET), which will return with a one-hour episode on Thursday, April 3; the Emmy Award-winning “30 Rock” (Thursdays, 8:30-9 p.m. ET) will begin on Thursday, April 10; likewise, the Emmy-winning “The Office” (Thursdays, 9-9:30 p.m. ET) also resumes with new episodes on Thursday, April 10; and “Scrubs” (Thursdays, 9:30-10 p.m. ET) will come back with original episodes beginning Thursday, April 10.
“ER” (Thursdays, 10-11 p.m. ET) also will come back on Thursday, April 10 with new episodes following the complete run of “Lipstick Jungle,” which concludes on March 20.
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (Tuesdays, 10-11 p.m. ET) will return with fresh episodes on Tuesday, April 15. “Law & Order” (Wednesdays, 10-11 p.m. ET) resumes with original episodes on Wednesday, April 23. Meanwhile, “Medium” (Mondays, 10-11 p.m. ET) continues in originals.
Specific plans for other NBC scripted series are currently being determined and will be announced later.
The following includes NBC’s new spring broadcast schedule denoting new return dates with original episodes for some of its scripted programs:
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The Cancellations Begin Coming In
By now most have heard that “Journeyman” on NBC is pretty much dead. NBC’s deadline to pick up more episodes came this week and they did not order anymore, which seems to indicate it is toast. Sadly it appears “Bionic Woman” may suffer the same fate. NBC did order more episodes of “Chuck” and “Life.”
Over on ABC, “Big Shots” has three more episodes left to air, but ABC has pulled it. They will show “Private Practice” reruns in its place. Some reports are saying “Big Shots” is over, others are indicating ABC may air those final three episodes in January . . . but the show might then wrap up and may not be renewed.
Writers Strike: A Chance To Cacth Up?
One good thing, maybe the only good thing, I guess I can say for the writers strike coming up, I’ll get a chance to catch up on a lot of shows I’ve fallen behind with! I’ve all but stopped watching “Journeyman” on NBC because “Weeds” plays at the same time. I finally got back into “Weeds” after I felt the first half of the season sucked. It wasn’t that I didn’t like “Journeyman,” it just didn’t seem to be making much progress. Every episode focused on a new story, but the overall story was moving slowwwwwww.
I’m still watching “Bionic Woman” on Wednesdays, but my issue with it lately has been the same with “Journeyman.” They’ve taken it in the direction that every episode is a new case, but the overall story isn’t moving anywhere. We were told Jaime would die in about 5 years and possibly suffer the same fate as her nemesis Sarah, but that hasn’t been hardly mentioned since. Don’t get me started on the fact that the entire Sarah and Andros story has suddenly just vanished!
Finally I really want to watch “Samantha Who,” but haven’t been able to as too much is on at the same time! I’m hoping when the reruns start if they aren’t showing these over again, I’ll be able to catch-up online.
The Weekly spoiler listing are in for various upcoming shows. These include NBC’s “Heroes” and “Bionic Woman,” and ABC’s “Dirty Sexy Money,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice” and “Ugly Betty”
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NBC and ABC Show Spoilers (Updated)
Bunches of official show spoilers for Heroes, Journeyman, Despertate Housewives, Brothers and Sisters, Grey’s, Private Practice, Dirty Sexy Money and Ugly Betty.
Note: Some more “Heroes,” “Journeyman” and “Bionic Woman” Spoilers added in.
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The latest episode of “Bionic Woman” focused on what is going on with Sarah Corvus and what she wants from Jamie. This episode actually aggravated me as I couldn’t figure out what is really going on!
Sarah, we learn, is dying. Something is wrong, we don’t know exactly what. Basically we learned that her younger sister died in a car accident, Sarah blamed herself as she was driving and pushing the petal to the metal on a dare. This apparently lead Sarah to go downhill and come unhinged. Comments were made even before she became bionic she was a loose cannon.
After Jae shot and killed Sarah, Will Anthros somehow brought her back. She was a bit off the rocker before as she lost it and went on a killing spree. Unfortunately whatever Will did to bring her back from dead has made things worse. She is losing control, she has become a total machine according to her and she says she’ll be dead within a year.
Will’s father, who escaped from jail with Sarah’s help, is helping her try and fix what is wrong. He’s the one who made her. He’s been giving her drugs to keep her in control of herself, but says they need to compare Jamie’s bionics to hers and figure out if Jamie can help save her.
Okay what I don’t get is why is Anthros Sr. helping Sarah at all given she killed his son? That confused me. Clearly Anthros Sr. is a bad guy, but are the drugs he’s giving Sarah helping her or making things worse? I get the feeling he just wants to get to Jamie, Sarah is just a means to that. Jamie of course doesn’t trust Sarah and said she couldn’t help her. Sarah went nuts and threatened to kill Jamie’s sister, pushed by Anthros who claimed it would help them bond and Jamie to relate to her. Jamie reached what human part was left in Sarah to convince her not to, but then warned her if she ever came near them again she’d kill Sarah. Sarah was then forced to run as Jamie used her bionics and tracker in her to alert the team to Sarah’s presence.
I still want to say Will is alive, that he’s not really dead. I think his death must have been faked for some reason. Perhaps Anthros Sr. even knows this somehow? Otherwise he’s one SOB of a father for not caring about his son’s death.
Bionic Woman: Infestation
I was finally able to watch last week’s “Bionic Woman” this weekend. I am so loving this show! It’s one of my new favorites of the season.
In this past episode we learned Will Anthros actually died after being shot by Sarah! What what what? He’s listed on the main NBC page as a cast member. Is he really dead, or is he being hidden? Jamie later learned Will had a file on her which started 2 years before they officially met. What’s going on here? It looks like they had been targeting Jamie all along.
Jamie did some soul searching in this episode to find out what she wanted to do with her life. She ran into a stranger who gave her some advice. This was Isiah Washington’s character, who it turns out works as part of the company. Jamie eventually agreed to join the team.
For her first assignment, Jamie accompanied Ruth to a town that was poisoned mysteriously by a chemical the team created awhile back. They had to find out who had it and what they had planned for it. As it turned out, they planned to target and destroy major cities all over the US, the little town was a test run. It appears the team stopped a major terrorist strike in the US, but why did they developed this chemical weapon in the first place? That question was never answered. Hmmm.
We also found out in this episode that Jae Kim and Sarah Corvus were apparently secretly married! Sarah admitted to Jae that she believes someone hacked her and that’s why she went out of control and killed so many members of the team, before Jae was forced to “kill” her. Was she really hacked? If so, why did she try and kill Jamie and Will? Hmmmmm . . . . .
Spoiler Dish! Heroes, Journeyman, Bionic Woman, Dirty Sexy Money and Ghost Whisperer
Official spoilers for episodes through mid-October of Heroes, Journeyman, Bionic Woman, Dirty Sexy Money and Ghost Whisperer
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From official releases for the shows. Spoilers follow for the following: Brothers and Sisters, Desperate Houswives, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Ugly Betty, Heroes, Journeyman, Bionic Woman!
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