"Cane" producer Jason Cahill has stepped over to NBC's "Bionic Woman" as the showrunner replacing "Friday Night Lights" exec Jason Katims who took over from original producers Glen Morgan and Michael Dinner who left the series in the summer. Meanwhile, as the re-imagined sci-fi drama loses its Nilesen luster, some fans would argue that Katee Sackhoff is stealing all thunder right under bland star Michelle Ryan's nose.
There was an attempt to make the series, originally conceived as dark and brooding, fun and sexy instead. But the drama has encountered creative problems and they appear to have reflected upon the ratings. Last week's episode averaged only 8.5 million viewers, 37% below its promising debut. Can NBC salvage what appeared to be their only freshman hit?