TV News: NBC Exec Reveals Real Reason WONDER WOMAN Was Canned!

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It’s been a proverbial hot potato here at Starburst this last week (listen to the latest episode of STARBURST RADIO for proof), but we can now reveal the truth behind the WONDER WOMAN fiasco – was it actually the result of the online masses having a sh*t fit over the wrong coloured boots etc, or was it simply the fact that it was a little bit rubbish and didn’t test well with the general public?

Drum-roll please!...

I’ll hand it over to you, NBC Chief Robert Greenblatt:

"They did a great pilot and worked really hard on it. And I have huge respect for David E. Kelley. But we looked at the schedule and our needs and where things were falling into place. And it just didn't seem to fit.”

Oooo-kay. Well I’m glad that settled things! Cheers, Rob.

What went wrong? Think Rob’s dodging the matter somewhat? Is their anyone who could successfully adapt WONDER WOMAN on-screen, or is it futile given her spangly pants, invisible jet, truth lasso, etc? Let us know with your comments below



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+1 #6 sophiea iqbal 2011-05-18 00:36
I think the problem was criticts hyped "their idea" of Wonder Woman up so much, that they made her too big for her boots. I mean if a show is based on her dress sense, and not the talent and story behind it, I dont see how it could possibly succeed.

I was looking foward this show, its just a shame it wont ever make it to air.
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0 #5 Rachel Collins Barrett 2011-05-17 21:53
Quoting Claudia Whitehouse:
they were always going to watch the show anyway!


or illegally download it anyway, either way they aren't the tv execs' main concern
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+1 #4 jim 2011-05-17 21:09
Quoting Claudia Whitehouse:
the whole idea of this show being cancelled because of some kind of online backlash is crazy to me - the people who were kicking up a fuss about slight costume changes and stuff like that are *fans*. they were always going to watch the show anyway! no one cares what they're saying about the show as long as they're talking about it.

the only reason this didn't get picked up was because tv audiences in general don't want to see a show about wonder woman, probably, as this article suggests, something to do with her invisible jet and truth lasso making her not the most contemporary or believable superhero.

Agreed 100%
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+2 #3 Claudia Whitehouse 2011-05-17 21:08
the whole idea of this show being cancelled because of some kind of online backlash is crazy to me - the people who were kicking up a fuss about slight costume changes and stuff like that are *fans*. they were always going to watch the show anyway! no one cares what they're saying about the show as long as they're talking about it.

the only reason this didn't get picked up was because tv audiences in general don't want to see a show about wonder woman, probably, as this article suggests, something to do with her invisible jet and truth lasso making her not the most contemporary or believable superhero.
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+4 #2 Me, from before 2011-05-17 10:35
David E. Kelley was never a good fit for this; I can imagine what went wrong: The studio expected a contemporary take on a costumed crime fighter, fast and frenetic and Kelly delivered his usual ‘spunky’ female lawyer in the big city, getting by on her wits and eating ice cream in her pyjamas. This trend continues in his latest show, Harry’s Law, and while it’s always fun to watch Kathy Bates, she’s wasted in a show that is essentially a shadow of Kelly’s best work, and his best work wasn’t anything to brag about.
Kelly has been writing the same one note characters since LA Law, his IMDB page would make John Grisham dry his teeth.
In short, I don’t think the boots were this project’s biggest problem.
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+3 #1 jim 2011-05-17 09:15
You know what, I have never met a Wonder Woman fan, never had the subject of Wonder Woman brought up in a discussion with anyone ever and don't recall the last time I read / heard anything about it at all.
The whole thing seems like a none issue, maybe it's just me, I don't know!
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