NBC Picks Up <i>Wonder Woman</i>?

On the heels of the unhappy news about Human Target and Locke & Key comes an unconfirmed report that NBC has picked up David E. Kelley's Wonder Woman pilot to series.

The early word comes from TV by the Numbers, which says there's no word yet on scheduling, which could suggest a midseason start. There's no official announcement from the network or corroboration from other outlets, so this should labeled as a rumor for now.

A pickup was anything but guaranteed -- NBC's Robert Greenblatt said just last month that "nothing is a safe bet" -- despite intense online interest and initial positive reaction to the pilot.

That take on Wonder Woman is said to be much changed from the leaked script that elicited so many groans in February, with the character now more assertive than she was in the draft. However, Geekshow’s Scott Carelli still came away from a test screening describing the pilot as a cross between Ally McBeal and Boston Legal, two of Kelley's earlier creations.

But what about the costume? Carelli reports that star Adrianne Palicki, who's "really good" but "generally let down by David E. Kelley’s script," doesn't wear the widely disliked outfit shown in the initial publicity shot. Instead, she sports the red-boot ensemble seen in those first set photos before changing into the iconic star-spangled shorts.

The series recasts the DC Comics superheroine as Diana Themyscira, a successful corporate executive who fights crime as Wonder Woman while trying to balance the elements of her extraordinary life. In addition to Palicki Wonder Woman also stars Elizabeth Hurley as Veronica Cale, Justin Breuning as Steve Trevor, Cary Elwes as Henry Detmer, Tracie Thoms as Etta Candy, and Pedro Pascal as Ed Indelicato.

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