NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt explained to Inside TV | EW why the network passed on David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman series:
“I hate to disappoint anybody. I know there are legions of fans of the original show,” Greenblatt told EW. “I don’t know if it’s cursed or what. I just have this one experience. They made a really fine pilot and Adrianne Palicki did a fantastic job. You look at what you have, what you need, and it just didn’t seem to fit in with what we were doing.
“We did what was best for the schedule,” Greenblatt continued. “It does give one pause. You’re almost damned if you and damned if you don’t. It’s tricky.”
Greenblatt also discussed the backlash to the first images, but said it had no influence on their decision whether the show got picked up:
“I was surprised there was such an uproar. But that didn’t have anything to do with whether the show got picked up. I love that it got so much attention. All that engagement from people whether it was positive or negative was good. And she did ultimately have these little hot pants…”
Greenblatt also confirmed prior reports that Warner Brothers TV may shop the pilot to another network.