Me-TV, the digital sub channel seen in the Fargo-Grand Forks-Moorhead TV market on KVLY channel 11.2 will be bringing “Wonder Woman" to its Sci Fi Saturday Nights schedule. The show will be part of a one-two DC Comics superhero punch. The show will follow the 1966 “Batman” TV show, which airs two episodes at 6:00 p.m. central. The show will start airing December 28.
The original show aired from 1975-1979 and originally saw Wonder Woman battling crime in the World War II era. The show switched gears and featured the Amazon superhero battling crime and other threats in the modern era of the 1970s.
The show’s star, Lynda Carter has been recently seen on the PBS “Superheroes” documentary in interview segments.
This incarnation was not the first time that the superhero was on the small screen. William Dozier attempted to bring Wonder Woman TV as he had with "Batman" and "The Green Hornet." He produced a pilot featuring Ellie Wood Walker. The show never went beyond a preliminary pilot.
The next attempt was a depowered version of Wonder Woman featuring Cathy Lee Crosby. The pilot was shown as a made for TV movie in the 1970.
David E. Kelley attempted to do Wonder Woman in the 2000s. His project, featuring Adrienne Palicki, also never moved past the pilot stage.
The battling Amazon has also been on animated TV shows. She was part of the Super Friends” line up and voiced by Shannon Farnon from 1973 to 1983. She was later replaced by Connie Cawlfield.
Susan Eisenberg voiced the role on the “Justice League” cartoon series on The Cartoon Network from 2001 to 2004.
With other TV networks, such as the CW, developing super hero TV shows it seems logical that the classic TV network, Me-TV would offer up something in the form of superheroes. It remains to be seen if Me-TV will bring back “The Green Hornet” as part of its lineup or go for some more classic shows such as “The Adventures of Superman” from the 1950s.
The rest of the Sci-Fi Saturday line-up keeps “Lost in Space,” “Star Trek,” “Svengoolie” and “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,” with the rest of the shows being bumped back an hour from their current time slots.
Superheroes are big right now and in its bid to remain on the top of heap of the heap as far as the other digital sub channels that offer classic TV shows as the core of its lineup.