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David E. Kelley Admits Wonder Woman Pilot Mistakes In New Interview

At the recent Television Critics Association press tour, The Hollywood Reporter‘s Lesley Goldberg caught up with David E. Kelley, the writer/executive producer behind the 2011 Wonder Woman TV pilot for NBC, where he admitted that the pilot, as it was, was not perfect.

“We made mistakes with ours,” he said. “My only regret is we were never given a chance to correct them. We had a lot that was right about it and a great cast. In time, we could have fixed what we had done wrong, we just didn’t get that chance.”

He is, however, happy that The CW is giving Wonder Woman another go, possibly, with Amazon. “I’m sad we didn’t get to do it but I do believe it can work for The CW. They’re smart to try it,” he said to the Hollywod Reporter. He also would be willing to try it again, if The CW take does not work. “I would. It’s different for me, it’s a genre that I have a lot to learn about,” he said. “At this point in your life, everybody should do something that they’re scared of; I was a little scared of it, I remain a little scared of it and be happy to wade into the fear again.”

You can read the entire interview – including some of the reasons Kelley believes Wonder Woman 2011 did not work – at THR.

Adrianne Palicki: “Politics” Killed Wonder Woman 2011

In a new interview with Crave Online, Adrianne Palicki talked briefly about the 2011 Wonder Woman pilot. It’s one of the first times she’s really spoken about it, and she says she was “proud” of how it turned out.

“I was so grateful to get to play Wonder Woman,” she said. “That was a childhood dream of mine and I’m proud of the outcome. I do wish it would have gone to series but everything happens for a reason. Looking at it as a positive, I got to work with some amazing actors, [an] amazing writer and I got to wear the outfit. It was not comfortable but it was totally worth it.”

Wonder Woman not getting picked up was “shocking” for the actress. “There were obviously politics involved,” she says. “It had gotten picked up as far as I knew so when we got that call it was incredibly shocking. We were set up to go to Jimmy Kimmel and everything else so it was a real shock. It was hard to take at first.”

Politics, or the pilot just not being very good? Realistically, Adrianne…

You can read Adrianne’s full interview at Crave Online. Let’s hope Amazon, if it should happen, has some better luck…

Gallery: More Images Of Erica Durance As Wonder Woman!

The episode of Harry’s Law featuring Erica Durance as a woman who thinks she’s Wonder Woman is airing on January 11, and now NBC has released a gallery of images from the show, which is called “Gorilla My Dreams.”

How does Erica look? Better than Adrianne Palicki? You be the judge…. and don’t forget to tune in Wednesday, January 11. Harry’s Law. As NBC used to say in the 80’s, “Be There!”

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HARRY'S LAW -- "Gorilla My Dreams" Episode 211 -- Pictured: Erica Durance as Wonder Woman/Annie Bilson -- Photo by: Vivian Zink/NBC

TV Outlets Offer First Looks At Erica Durance As Wonder Woman

TVGuide.com and TVLine have landed first-look pictures and interviews with Erica Durance as Wonder Woman from the January 11 episode of NBC’s Harry’s Law.

The piece also has an interview with the former Lois Lane about playing yet another comics-inspired role.

Erica’s character, Annie Bilson, isn’t actually Wonder Woman, by the way. “The way that I was able to work with the character Wonder Woman in this is through the eyes of a woman who desperately needed a strong female archetype to look up to, and she had gone through such terrible things and this was her alter ego. I would challenge anybody who said that she didn’t think she was Wonder Woman. This is how she found her way out,” she tells Natalie Abrams in the TV Guide interview.

You can find the TV Guide interview (and a much larger look at the photo!) here. TVLine also has an interview with the same pictures, some at an even larger size; you can find that here. Also within, you can find an additional photo with Erica wearing the Wonder Woman costume design that Adrianne Palicki had in the aborted WW pilot.

Erica Durance Is Wonder Woman

Those folks who wanted to see Smallville’s Erica Durance as Wonder Woman will be in luck… sort of.

Wonder Woman isn’t back on, though David E. Kelley isn’t done with the character… even though most who actually saw the Wonder Woman pilot probably wishes he was through with the Amazon princess.

TVLine’s Matt Mitovich reports this afternoon that former Lois Lane Erica Durance will be appearing on Kelley’s NBC series, Harry’s Law, as a woman who’s not totally with it in the head, who retreats into the persona of Wonder Woman to go against domestic abusers. So she’s not Wonder Woman; she just thinks she is.

The episode is likely the season’s eleventh and the exact air date is not yet known.

We got a lot of comments when Wonder Woman was casting that Erica would be good for the role, surely prompted by the costume she wore in a Season 9 Smallville episode (to your right)… what do you think?


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