Adrianne Palicki, Wonder Woman

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It wasn't you, Wonder Woman. It was NBC.

That's the gist of what a network exec told reporters yesterday when asked why the Peacock didn't pick up its highly touted superhero pilot for the new fall season. 

But, frankly, Conspiracy Corner is still always suspicious… 

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Isn't it odd that Wonder Woman projects never get off the ground?

(Isn't it convenient that for the sake of argument we're ignoring the two WW projects that did get off the ground: the semi-iconic 1976-79 Lynda Carter series and the cheeseball 1974 TV movie?)

Do you realize David E. Kelley is but the latest writer-producer to have been thwarted by the Amazonian princess?

Did you know that, at the height of primetime Batman-mania in the mid-1960s, the makers of the campy Caped Crusader series tried to work their magic on Wonder Woman—and succeeded only in making one of the most inexplicable YouTube clips of all-time

Do you remember how Joss Whedon tried to work his magic on Wonder Woman—and succeeded only in breaking hearts when he announced he couldn't?

Do you remember how amped you were to learn of the Kelley pilot—only to have your hopes dashed (and your retinas damaged) by Adrianne Palicki's roller-derby get-up?

Do you really think Wonder Woman's hellish stint in development hell is merely the result of bad luck and/or bad decisions?


Isn't the heroine cursed, NBC?!?

"[Kelley] made a really fine pilot and Adrianne Palicki did a fantastic job," network honcho Robert Greenblatt said Sunday, per Entertainment Weekly.

But what about the great, big, bad voodoo curse?!? Are you telling us bad costumes, like Palicki's pre-toned-down version, just happen?!?

"[The costume and/or the furor over the costume] didn't have anything to do with whether the show got picked up," Greenblatt said.

Because the Wonder Woman curse doomed it, right?!?

Said Greenblatt: "I don't know if it's cursed or what."

Oh, we know!

Now if we can only figure out why Wonder Woman's cursed…

Maybe the fates don't want to make it look like they're always picking on Superman movies?

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