Wonder women started its origins in a November 1975 American television movie entitled The New, Original Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman followed a 1974 TV. Movie starring played Cathy Lee Crosby as wonder women, who neither resembled the super-hero character, nor exhibited any clear super-human powers. John D F Black written and produced the show. In this second movie, set during World War II and produced by Douglas S. Cramer and Wilford Lloyd “W.L.” Baumes. Who were working from a script by Stanley Ralph Ross, Carter as Wonder Woman matched the original comic book character. This show’s success made ABC ordered two more one-hour episodes… That success led ABC to order an additional 11 episodes, which the network aired regularly during the first half of the 1976–77 television season. The episodes ran on Wednesday nights between October 1976 and February 1977.
Wonder Woman had achieved solid ratings on ABC for the weeks it aired during the 1976–77 TV season. However, the network reluctance to renew the series for another season ended the series. Wonder Woman was a period piece, and as such, the show was more expensive to produce than a series set in the present day. In addition, ABC thought that the 1940s setting limits the possible story lines, with the major villains being Nazis. ABC did not renew the series so Jerry Lieder, then-president of Warner Bros. Television, went to CBS with the notion of shifting the series to the present-day 1970s. Which would cost less to produce and allow for storylines that are more creative. Unlike 20th Century Fox Television’s Batman, the series went without a theatrical feature film. In addition, none of the villains had recurring appearances. CBS agreed and picked up the show in 1977 and it continued its run for another two seasons. What do you think? What is your favorite episode? Share your thoughts with the community.