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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Is the show biz headline of the year news that a "Wonder Woman" TV series is returning to network TV with David E. Kelly in charge? For NOW it is!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLnpZLnIdXU


As evidenced by the above, you can definitely put this blogger in the
Emily Deschanel as Wonder Woman camp.
Not that anyone from Warner Bros. asked for my opinion yet.


So I got an odd phone call from The Left Coast from a friend in show biz very early Saturday morning their time, which for the person calling me, was around 2 p.m. Eastern, this being someone who is a confirmed night owl.


I received the call while I was watching the godawful and ponderous U-M at Clemson football
game on ESPN2, which was late coming on owing to a 20-minute delay in the Manchester United vs. Sunderland soccer game, which ended with a less-than-thrilling nil-nil tie. http://www.premierleague.com/page/Home/0,,12306,00.html

The rather short message told to me thru yawns was, roughly paraphrasing:
Wonder Woman, network TV, David E.
Kelly, and Andreeva.

That was enough for me to understand the gist and see the cosmic possibilities, but for those of you who either don't keep up on such things or for whom anything less than
breaking news about a $250-million feature film based on Joss Whedon's Firefly is not worth paying attention to, here's what's what. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefly_%28TV_series%29

DeadlineHollywood.com
Wonder Woman Returning To TV As Series Written And Produced By David E. Kelley
By Nellie Andreeva,
Deadline TV Editor
Friday October 1, 2010 @ 3:00pm PDT

This has to be the highest-profile effort to bring Wonder Woman to television: One of TV's best-known creators, The Practice's David E. Kelley, has come on board to write and produce a new series project about the female superhero. The project, from Warner Bros Television where Kelley is based, and Warner Bros' DC Entertainment, will be taken out to the networks shortly. Kelley, who has created several female centered shows like Ally McBeal, has wanted to tackle a contemporary take on the World War II-era Amazon. He recently met with the DC team who also have been looking for ways to launch a new Wonder Woman TV franchise.


Read the rest of the post at:

http://www.deadline.com/2010/10/wonder-woman-returning-to-tv-as-series-written-and-produced-by-david-e-kelley/

See also: 'Ally McBeal' producer to give Wonder Woman a modern makeover
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/ally-mcbeal-producer-to-give-wonder-woman-a-modern-makeover-2097657.html

Of course, if you want to go for a more petite, brainy look for her, how can you do better than Rachel Bilson from the first year of The O.C.?
Ooh-la-la La Bilson!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnZ70Q4SN2g


Love La Bilson!
http://www.popsugar.com/tag/%22Rachel+Bilson%22

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Or, as Saturday Night Live once sagely noted, "What if Superman landed in Nazi Germany?"


If Scotland wants a super-hero with a kilt and an anti-English bent, knock yourself out.


If India wants a super-hero that's a cow who is a re-incarnated Prime Minister, go to it.

And if Belarus wants a super-hero that's ignored largely because nobody in the U.S. much thinks about Belarus except at the Winter Olympics, fine, he can be some pipeline worker who is a hen-pecked husband with a super-power, I'm fine with that, too.

But this effort below, if a trial balloon, is one that will utterly fail.
Some traditions must be upheld.

If I had my heart set on seeing Eliza Dushku, Summer Glau or Emily Deschanel as Wonder Woman Classic, and I've been heard to say that a few times over the past ten years, I don't want to see them in a film dressed like some sort of cheap second-rate Arabian Knights concubine, comprende?


Everyone says they learned the real lesson of New Coke.

Clearly, some did not.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2010/07/01/new-wonder-woman-loses-patriotic-costume/

New Wonder Woman Loses Patriotic Costume in Favor of 'Globalized' Duds

By Jo Piazza

Published July 01, 2010

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Previously at Hallandale Beach Blog on the subject of Wonder Woman:

Lynda Carter: Brains, Wit and Beauty!

Lynda Carter: Brains, Wit and Beauty!

Hallandale Beach DESPERATELY needs a Lynda Carter-like Wonder Woman to fight crime, cronyism and corruption at HB City Hall and all throughout South Florida.
(Or FBI Special Agent Dana Scully!)
You Can't Beat the Original!

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Fort Lauderdale Native and FSU Grad Tiffany Fallon as Wonder Woman

Fort Lauderdale Native and FSU Grad Tiffany Fallon as Wonder Woman
Tiffany is married to Joe Don Rooney of the Grammy Award-winning country group Rascal Flatts. Playboy February 2008.
Click on photo to go to Tiffany's MySpace page or go to her official website at: http://www.tiffanyfallon.com/

Trailer for ABC-TV's The New Adventures of Wonder Woman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqTs3qKzVJI


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074074/

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