NBC Dumps 'Wonder Woman'

The script was derided; the costume was scorned; and test audiences frowned at the rough-cut pilot. Now NBC has taken the same line as seemingly everyone else who has had a gander at David E. Kelley's new television Wonder Woman. The network passed on the pilot, and so the show won't go to series.

This will no doubt draw some knowingly rueful chuckles from execs at other networks, all of which passed on the chance to even produce the pilot. Warner Bros. could conceivably try to shop the pilot elsewhere, but given that no one seemed to want it in the first place, the chances of it being picked up seem slim.

Too bad for Adrianne Palicki, who probably thought she lucked into a good thing when she was cast in the lead. And by all accounts the problems didn't lie with her performance, but with the very David E. Kelley-ness of the show. (And the costume, obviously.) [EW]