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Posted at 8:49 AM ET, 02/17/2011

Adrianne Palicki is NBC's new Wonder Woman

By Lisa de Moraes

NBC and Warner Bros. TV have cast "Friday Night Lights" vixen Adrianne Palicki as the subject of their "Wonder Woman" remake.

Adrianne Palicki (via Comic Riffs)

Yes, the new and improved and Comcast-owned NBC is giving CPR to this campy 1970s TV show, which trade papers have been assuring us since news of the project first came to light, will be a "serious" take on Wonder Woman. Why? We can't answer that.

Wonder Woman is a DC Comics character -- Warner Bros.-parent Time Warner owns DC Comics -- who is a corporate suit by day, but who but can change into her alter ego at the drop of a hatpin. In her superhero moods, she is a super-humanly strong Amazon woman with the ability to communicate with animals, some indestructible bracelets, a tiara that can also be used as a projectile, and a smokin' hot body suit and boots. Oh, and she's got this Lasso of Truth she uses to bind up people and, once you're bound up in the Lasso of Truth, you start telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Wouldn't that be useful in Washington?

Anyway, Lynda Carter made the role famous the first time around.

In case you're not one of the 20 people who watched "Friday Night Lights" or one of the 10 people who caught a glimpse of "Lone Star" before Fox yanked it - yes, she was in that too - here's a clip of our new Wonder Woman in action, playing Tyra the town hottie in "FNL":

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Her name is Adrianne, as in the body of the article, spelled wrong in the headline.

Posted by: dcborn61 | February 17, 2011 9:29 AM | Report abuse

While I'm lukewarm to the idea of "Wonder Woman," I'm thrilled for Palicki. She's a fine actress who really shone in FNL. I'm glad to see so many young FNL alums getting other network roles.

Posted by: chantooz | February 17, 2011 10:34 AM | Report abuse

WHO & WHY????????

Posted by: charik | February 17, 2011 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Palicki also gave a harrowingly good performance as a mass murderer on a recent epi of "Criminal Minds."

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | February 17, 2011 11:20 AM | Report abuse

The word of the day is Snarky and this article is FULL of snarkiness...

Posted by: Krazijoe | February 17, 2011 1:34 PM | Report abuse

$houldn't that 'title' be pinned on $ara Palin? Every time $he $peaks one 'wonders' How Much Money I$ $he getting thi$ time? How Much Money would it take to keep her $ilent? Where doe$ $he find so much garbage/misinformation/malice to $pew forth?

Posted by: rbsher | February 17, 2011 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Never seen FNL, but I did recognize her as Jessica, the girlfriend of one of the main characters on Supernatural. Nice to see she's gone on to have a solid career.

Posted by: kwyjibo227 | February 17, 2011 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Lisa, could you possibly be any more condescending? You're a TV critic -- it's not like you have a critical job in this country. Every senior citizen in America has done your job from an easy chair. And you don't need a Lasso of Truth to corral around that fact.

Posted by: htimothyjones1 | February 17, 2011 1:57 PM | Report abuse

20 people watched FNL? Really? Can we get some decorum and professionalism in WaPo journalists, even in the critic section?

Posted by: clark202 | February 17, 2011 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Neeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrd Raaaaaaaaaaaaage!!!!!!!!!!

Lighten up people. It's just a TV show.

Posted by: kalo_rama | February 17, 2011 2:32 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: ozpunk | February 17, 2011 3:00 PM | Report abuse

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