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2. Getting Back To The Roots

It was actually the dismal failure of Wonder Woman number two, the blonde travesty, that the series from 1975 was allowed to live. You see, ABC had the license to the hero and though blondie showed them that the heroine had ratings potential, but that updating her from her classic comic roots was a “mistake”. Duh. It was those middling ratings, though, that inspired ABC execs to commission a new pilot from Stanley Ralph Ross, the man who — oddly enough — developed Adam West’s Batman.


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