Michelle Ryan, formerly of Eastenders will star as the new “Jamie Sommers” in a remake of the 70s classic. The original series starred Lindsay Wagner.
Lipstick Jungle is the new dramedy about female executives in New York. It is based on the book by Candace Bushnell, who penned Sex and the City. It features Brookes Shields and Kim Raver from 24.
Seven has also confirmed earlier-announced acquisitions including Dirty Sexy Money, Private Practice, Reaper and Eli Stone.
Channel Seven today confirmed it has secured two of the most anticipated new shows of the forthcoming US season: Bionic Woman, a remake of the 1970s classic; and Lipstick Jungle, from the woman behind Sex And The City.
These two new series, both from NBC Universal International Television Distribution, join Seven’s already impressive bag of new shows from the LA screenings.
A new generation of fans are set to discover Bionic Woman, a re-imagination of the 1970s series. which starred Lindsay Wagner, which introduces Michelle Ryan (Eastenders) in the title role.
Australians loved Brooke Shields in Suddenly Susan and now she returns to TV in Lipstick Jungle, based on the best-selling book by Sex And The City author, Candace Bushnell.
NBCU delivered Seven this year’s breakout hit series Heroes, as well as the long-running and successful dramas Las Vegas and Crossing Jordan. The new NBCU programs coming soon to Seven are:
BIONIC WOMAN: Jamie Sommers (Michelle Ryan) didn’t think life could get much harder. But when a devastating car accident leaves her at death’s door, Jamie’s only hope of survival is through a cutting-edge, top secret technology that comes with a hefty price.
With a whole new existence and a debt to repay, Jamie must figure out how to use her extraordinary abilities for good, while weighing the personal sacrifices she will have to make. Ultimately, its Jamie’s journey of self-discovery and inner strength that will help her embrace her new life as the Bionic Woman.
LIPSTICK JUNGLE: Based on the best-selling book by Candace Bushnell, this enticing new dramedy follows three high-powered friends as they weather the ups and downs of living life at the top of their game. Movie executive Wendy (Brooke Shields) does everything she can to balance career and family. Nico (Kim Raver), editor-in-chief of a hot fashion magazine, has her eye on becoming CEO. And free-spirited designer Victory (Lindsay Price) longs to make her dreams come true, and maybe find Mr Right along the way. Armed with humour and strength, these three modern women support one another through the triumphs and tears that are all part of making it in the Big Apple.
These series from NBCU will add to Seven’s already powerful forthcoming US programming line-up, including the much-anticipated Grey’s Anatomy spin-off, Private Practice, starring Kate Walsh as Dr Montgomery Shepherd; Dirty Sexy Money, a new series about the lives and loves of a wealthy New York City family; and comedy series Reaper and Eli Stone, all from Disney-ABC International Television.
PRIVATE PRACTICE: Following a failed attempt at marriage reconciliation, neonatal surgeon Dr Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) journeys to Santa Monica, California to seek advice from her med school friends who work at the Oceanside Wellness Group. Once there, she finds the entire staff has their own life issues; the sexy alternative medicine doc who has one-night stands; the gynecologist who doesn’t know a thing about women; and the therapist who doubts she’s doing any good at all. Fortunately, they’re a formidable medical team doing cutting-edge work and Addison realises that joining her friends could be the right prescription for her own life. A spin-off from the highly-successful series Grey’s Anatomy, Kate Walsh reprises her role from Grey’s and joins a stellar cast including Tim Daly, Amy Brenneman and Taye Diggs.
REAPER: On his 21st birthday, lazy college dropout Sam (Bret Harrison) discovers his parents sold his soul to the devil before he was born and he’s now obligated to hunt down demons and return them to hell. Not exactly the birthday present he had in mind. Now, he and his quirky best friend Sock spend their days working at a home improvement store and playing video games while they moonlight as bounty hunters for the Devil.
When not doing Satan’s bidding, Sam finds time to pine for Andi (Missy Peregrym), his co-worker crush who makes his heart race faster than the monsters trying to kill him. From the creator of Clerks and the producer of Grey’s Anatomy comes this hip new series in the vein of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
ELI STONE: Today the worst thing happened to mercenary attorney Eli Stone (Jonny Lee Miller). A case made him care. As if that’s not enough, he’s also hallucinating. Could it be that Eli’s not cut out to be a cutthroat lawyer, but has a higher calling? Risking everything, he begins work in his law firm’s new pro bono department fighting for the little guy. As for those visions of George Michael singing to him, his doctor thinks it’s an aneurysm, like the one that tortured his father. But Eli sees a greater possibility, a destiny to become a spiritual prophet. From the producers of Brothers & Sisters comes this unique, character-driven drama that explores the different worlds of law and spirituality in a humorous way.
DIRTY SEXY MONEY: The wealthy Darlings of New York City are always mixed up with the wrong people; freeloading spouses, illegal immigrants and transvestite hookers. It will take a miracle to keep this Kennedy-esque clan out of the tabloids – and out of jail. That miracle comes in the form of Nick George (Peter Krause). As a boy, Nick watched his father surrender his freedom and family as the Darlings’ trusted advisor. But the passing of his dad thrusts the responsibility of protecting the Darlings’ secrets onto Nick. With new disasters every week, hopefully Nick has the stamina for a marathon. Three-time Emmy® nominee Peter Krause (Six Feet Under) stars alongside Emmy® winner Donald Sutherland, and two-time Oscar® nominee Jill Clayburgh (An Unmarried Woman) in this younger, sexier, red-headed stepchild of Dallas and Dynasty.