CTVA US Sci-Fi - "The Bionic Woman" (Harve Bennett/ABC/NBC)(1976-78) starring Lindsay Wagner

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The Bionic Woman (1976-78)
 Episode Guide  compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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The Bionic Woman (season 1) (ABC) (Early 1976)
The Bionic Woman (season 2) (ABC) (1976-1977)

The Bionic Woman (season 3) (ABC) (1977-1978)

The Bionic Woman (Revival TV Movies) (1987-1994)

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THE BIONIC WOMAN
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Harve Bennett Productions
in association with Universal City Studios, Inc. / MCA TV
for
ABC (Wednesdays 8:00 pm season 1-2)
NBC (Saturdays 8:00 pm, season 3 1977-78)
Created for Television by Kenneth Johnson
Based on The Novel "Cyborg" by Martin Caidin

Executive Producer Harve Bennett (season 1 -
Executive Producer Lionel E. Siegel (season 3 1977-78)

US Super Hero Sci-Fi series 1976-1978   57 episodes x 60 min color
Starring
Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers
Co-Starring
Richard Anderson as Oscar Goldman
Martin E. Brooks as Dr. Rudy Welles
Jennifer Darling as Peggy Callahan
Christopher Stone as Chris Williams [ season 3 ]

Recurring Guest Cast:
Martha Scott as Helen Elgin
Ford Rainey as Jim Elgin

"The Bionic Woman" theme music by Jerry Fielding

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The Following Information
Is Classified:
Clearance Authorization Level 6
Top Secret
*
Jaimie Sommers
Sex: Female
Age: 28
Past Profession: Tennis Pro
Present Profession: School Teacher, Grade Level 7
Present Residence: Ojai, California
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Crtical Injury: Parachute Accident
*
Anatomical Damage
Both Legs
Right Arm
Right Ear
*
Operational Procedure
Bionic Replacement
*
Estimated Cost: Classsified
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NOTE:
THE BIONIC WOMAN was a direct spinoff from the successful series, THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN,
and there were two crossover episodes while both programs were on ABC.
The pilot was a crossover, and both parts are included with THE BIONIC WOMAN.

The second season premiere was also a crossover, but the first part, which was shown on THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN,
has been shown only with that show in syndication.

There are also three other Bionic Woman episodes that are part of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN,
including the one where Jaime actually receives her bionic parts.

We've listed them all, as well as the Bionic tv movies made later.
Episodes with an '*' are NOT in the current syndication package.
They are part of the The Six Million Dollar Man package instead.

*SMDM The Bionic Woman(1) 16Mar75
*SMDM The Bionic Woman(2) 23Mar75
*SMDM The Return of the Bionic Woman(1) 14Sep75
*SMDM The Return of the Bionic Woman(2) 21Sep75

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Jaime Sommers first appeared in The Six Million Dollar Man  in March 1975 in the 2--part BIONIC WOMAN
(several episodes earlier we had
had the SEVEN MILLION DOLLAR MAN episode so it would seem the writers were having problems devising new storylines
even as early as season 2).

(The $7M MAN had two bionic legs & two bionic arms so he cost more. Played by Monte Markham, he became a rogue and
tried to destroy all the files on bionic technology. He was eventually subdued by you--know--who and detuned to
normal strength).

Jaimie was badly injured in a skydiving accident and Steve Austin pleaded with Oscar  to save her life with bionics.
By the end of the story, Jaimie had completed her first mission with Steve and was due to marry him but her body
ultimately rejected her bionics and she died.

By summer 1975, viewer reaction to Jaimie led to a 2--part opener for the 1975--76 season, THE RETURN OF THE BIONIC WOMAN,
where we see Steve still pining for Jaimie and when badly injured on a mission he thinks he sees her at his private
hospital. She is indeed alive, after having been cryogenically frozen at the point of death for experimental surgery
(why Steve did not attend her funeral was never explained). The surgery saves her life but she does not remember Steve
at all. This led neatly into her own series (starting on ABC in January 1976, UK networked screening from July 1976)
but the first  episode (WELCOME HOME JAIMIE, PART 1) was still an episode of the $6M MAN in America.
 
After 35 episodes, ABC axed THE BIONIC WOMAN in 1977 but NBC agreed to finance a third season. These episodes
were generally not as good as the ABC ones, even with Max the Bionic Dog brought in for the kids.

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2.19 [35] The Six Million Dollar Man: THE BIONIC WOMAN (Part 1/2) 16Mar75
2.20 [36]
The Six Million Dollar Man: THE BIONIC WOMAN (Part 2/2) 23Mar75
Guest Cast:
Lindsay Wagner ................ Jaime Sommers
Malachi Throne ................ Joseph Wrona
Paul Carr ..................... Timberlake
Martha Scott .................. Helen Elgin
Ford Rainey ................... Jim Elgin
Sidney Clute .................. Schwartz
Harry Hickox .................. Jon Ellerton (pt. 1)
Elizabeth Brooks .............. Nurse (pt. 2)
Margie Impert ................. Nurse #2 (pt. 2)
Richard Jannone ............... Attendant (pt. 2)
Walt Conley ................... Lomax (pt. 2)

3.1 [39] The Six Million Dollar Man: THE RETURN OF THE BIONIC WOMAN (Part 1/2) 14Sep75
3.2 [40]
The Six Million Dollar Man: THE RETURN OF THE BIONIC WOMAN (Part 2/2) 21Sep75
Guest Cast:
Lindsay Wagner ................ Jaime Sommers
Dennis Patrick ................ Carlton Harris
Ford Rainey ................... Jim Elgin
Rick Lenz ..................... Mike Marchetti
Al Ruscio ..................... Chester
Tony Giorgio .................. Abe Collins
George Keymas ................. Arkoff
Virginia Gregg ................ Mrs. Raymond


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