NBC's Bionic Woman Now Counts on Writing of Katims

Following the departure of showrunner Glen Morgan (due to "creative differences"), NBC has secured the help of a certain in demand writer on freshman drama Bionic Woman.

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.