Even though The Bionic Woman only lasted for two years, it amassed its own huge fan base. Its main character, Jaime Sommers, became a pop-culture icon and a catalyst for change in the TV industry. The show is still popular today and has its own cult viewer following.
Ever wonder what went on behind-the-scenes of the show? Here are 25 facts you probably didn’t know about the making of The Bionic Woman.
1. The Show Switched Networks
Though the show was originally created for ABC, it switched networks for the finale season, finishing up with NBC. This event actually made TV history. Richard Anderson and Martin E. Brooks were the first ever actors to play the same characters on two different series for two different TV shows.
2. Lindsey Wagner’s Career Began With ‘The Six-Million Dollar Man’
Wagner played a role on The Six Million Dollar Man. It was supposed to be her last role with Universal Studios. The show did so well, however, that Universal decided to give Wagner her own series. Bionic Woman was created specifically for her.