The CW reveals why Wonder Woman's missing from its fall schedule

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May 16, 2013, 3:59 PM EDT (Updated)

The CW recently rolled out its 2013-14 programming schedule. The Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals was there, as well as the sci-fi drama The Tomorrow People. Noticeably absent was the long-developing Wonder Woman pilot, Amazon.

Amazon is nowhere to be found on the fall or midseason slate. The CW is quickly becoming the place for genre shows, so what's the holdup? According to network head Mark Pedowitz, they're still actively working on the pilot. They even hired a new writer to retool the script.

The original script was written by Allan Heinberg (Grey's Anatomy), who's been replaced by Aron Eli Coleite (Heroes). "It is being redeveloped, we're waiting for the script to come in; we haven't seen it yet," Pedowitz said. "We are preparing to pilot it off-cycle should the script be what we want it to be. We do not want to produce something that doesn't work for that particular character—it is the trickiest of all the DC characters to get done."

He's right about that. Wonder Woman has been the itch Hollywood just can't scratch. Amazon will center on Diana Prince's origin and will be set in the present day. Considering what happened with David E. Kelley's Wonder Woman pilot, we're willing to wait for The CW to get it right. If they need time, let's give them time.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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