Friday Night Lights showrunner Jason Katims has joined the staff of Bionic Woman as a consultant. His task will be to break stories and write episodic scripts on the drama, which stars Michelle Ryan as a bionically enhanced barmaid/secret agent.
NBC's decision to bring Katims on board is a direct reaction to Morgan's departure; previous reports indicated that executive producer David Eick (Battlestar Galactica) would take over Morgan's responsibilities, along with Jason Smilovic.
Katims is himself no stranger to science fiction: he created and executive produced the short-lived WB (and UPN) series Roswell.
As for Friday Night Lights, fans should hope that Katims' willingness to lend a hand on the struggling Bionic Woman would earn him some points regarding FNL's future down the road.
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Jace is an LA-based television development and acquisitions exec who watches way too much television for his own good and would love a TiVo for every room in the house. (He’s halfway there.) His blog, Televisionary, can be found at televisionaryblog.com.