"Bionic Woman" Cancelled
TV Guide reports that NBC has put the re-imagined version of the cult TV classic "The Bionic Woman" out of its misery.
The Michelle Ryan fronted series premiered to very promising ratings last fall, only to fizzle out within 2 months.
The original series starring Lindsay Wagner, which aired from 1976 to 1978, launched on ABC as a spin-off of "The Six Million Dollar Man."
Although the series became a top-5 show in its first season, its ratings quickly dropped the following year and the show moved to NBC for a third and final season.
The re-imagined 2007 version premiered on NBC on September 26 with 13.59 million viewers tuning in. The pilot also managed to beat "Private Practice" and come out on top among adults 18-49.
The final all-new episode on November 28 however scored a mere 5.99 million and the fourth place in the 18-49 demo.
Ryan's lack of charisma, guest star Isaiah Washington, a depressing pilot and behind the scenes changes have all been blamed for the show's failure.
Last week the network announced its freshman dramas "Life" and "Chuck" would not be coming back with new episodes this spring, but would be renewed for a 2nd season.
Monday night drama "Journeyman" was axed by the network before Christmas.