Bionic axe looming?
The show has suffered a series of setbacks in the US that spell doom for the NBC series. This week it flatlined at just 5.99m viewers.
It was the last episode produced prior to the Writer’s Strike, and the show shut down production in Canada two weeks ago. Reviews have been poor.
Creatively it has also been dogged by a revolving door of showrunners, the head writers responsible for creative direction.
Many have likened the show to a poor remake of Alias. Michelle Ryan seems to be quite capable, but upstaged by Katee Sackhoff. Subplots that see her given sentimental big sister duties and romantic leads only drag down what once worked as a neat, action series under Lindsay Wagner.
In Australia the show arrived with great currency, attracting 1.59m viewers in its first outing. But this week the Seven Network only lucked in with 961,000 viewers -its lowest audience so far.
Bionic Woman looks like being another hard lesson learned from “fasttracking.”