NBC Talks Wonder Woman Rejection (Mania.com)

By:Jarrod Sarafin
Date: Monday, May 16, 2011
Source: Entertainment Weekly

After having revealed their fall 2011-2012 line-up to the general public, it seems that NBC is ready to give some more official answers to those wondering why they rejected the "Wonder Woman" pilot late last week. Well, we're not sure it could considered an explanation so much as a diplomatic response to those fans surprised about the snub.

In the EW report, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt's statement sounds more like the old cliche break-up line "It's not you. It's me." One interesting note from the statement is that contrary to what was reported last week in the trades, it seems that the "Wonder Woman" pilot may find a second chance of TV life elsewhere.  The NBC chief revealed towards the end that Warner Bros. TV is shopping it around to other potential networks.

Here's what he had to say on the rejection:

“I hate to disappoint anybody. I know there are legions of fans of the original show,” Greenblatt told EW. “I don’t know if it’s cursed or what. I just have this one experience. They made a really fine pilot and Adrianne Palicki did a fantastic job. You look at what you have, what you need,  and it just didn’t seem to fit in with what we were doing. We did what was best for the schedule. It does give one pause. You’re almost damned if you and damned if you don’t. It’s tricky.”

Over the water cooler debates that spawned from revealed the outfit a few months back:

“I was surprised there was such an uproar. But that didn’t have anything to do with whether the show got picked up. I love that it got so much attention. All that engagment from people whether it was positive or negative was good. And she did ultimately have these little hot pants…”

Greenblatt finished by revealing that Warner Bros. TV may shop the pilot elsewhere.

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Thanks to Chopsaki for the submission.

Series: Wonder Woman