Bionic Woman preview

15 05 2007

This isn’t my most anticipated pilot, but I am definitely intrigued. The presence of Michelle Ryan as the lead makes this a prime target for all four UK broadcast networks, with my preference being C4, even though it’s not really their sort of show. BBC would bury it at 11pm, ITV would bury it on ITV2/4 and five would give it a great slot but nobody would watch it. Watch the clip after the jump.

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The first Bionic Woman shots

14 05 2007

Well this is highly anticipated, and Michelle Ryan has scrubbed up well. I wonder how good her accent is… click here for the gallery of promo shots.

NBC pickup news

11 05 2007

Great news for Friday Night Lights fans, the drama that is about “so much more than football” has been renewed for a second season. I wonder if ITV will continue to air it, bearing in mind some of the disatrous ratings the show has received in its short time on ITV4. I will be watching it all this summer, safe in the knowledge that all my viewing isn’t in vain.

In other news that will interest every UK network, NBC have picked up Bionic Woman, starring none other than the charming Michelle Ryan, or “er off of Eastenders innit”, as the nation will be saying when they see her on TV early next year. I expect Bionic Woman to be highly sought after next week at the upfronts. And personally, I would like five to get it, because they really need a drama success that doesn’t follow the medicine, law or order format. But then Channel 4 would give it some sweet E4 spot as long as it’s not too violent. Hard to say until I’ve seen it really. (Cue me going over to search mininova)

Michelle Ryan is….The Bionic Woman!

13 02 2007

Wow, this is interesting news. Michelle Ryan, formerly of BBC’s ‘continuing drama’ Eastenders, has won the lead role in NBC’s Bionic Woman pilot. The buzz around this project suggests that unless it is an absolute disaster, it will be picked up. And by buzz, I mean that I keep reading stories about it on Yahoo! TV, not that I’m standing around in Hollywood talking up ex-Eastenders actresses. “Sick and tired of hearing about the Funke!” I wonder what accent she will speak with?