Bionicwoman

Yes, it’s true.  My man Isaiah Washington has signed on to guest star in NBC’s remake of the 70s hit “The Bionic Woman.”

He’s signed on for at least five episodes of the updated sci-fi drama.

Isaiah is quoted as saying, "I’m looking forward to getting back to work and am grateful to Ben Silverman and the team at NBC for their support and belief."

Struggling as a bartender and surrogate mom to her teenage sister, Jaime Sommers (Michelle Ryan, "EastEnders") didn’t think life could get much harder. But when a devastating car accident leaves her at death’s door, Jaime’s only hope for survival is a cutting-edge, top-secret technology that comes at a hefty price. With a whole new existence and a debt to re-pay, Jaime must figure out how to use her extraordinary abilities for good, while weighing the personal sacrifices she will have to make. Ultimately, it’s Jaime’s journey of self-discovery and inner strength that will help her embrace her new life as the Bionic Woman. Also starring are: Mae Whitman ("State of Grace") as Becca, Jaime’s younger sister; Miguel Ferrer ("Crossing Jordan") as Jonas, the man who employs Jaime’s boyfriend; Chris Bowers ("Rescue Me) as Will, Jaime’s boyfriend, who performs the operation; Will Yun Lee ("Witchblade") as Jae, the specialized operations leader; and Molly Price ("Third Watch"), as Ruth, Jonas’ second-in-command. "Bionic Woman" is produced by NBC Universal Television Studio and executive-produced by David Eick ("Battlestar Galactica"), Glen Morgan (“The X-Files”), Michael Dinner ("Kidnapped") — who also directed the pilot — and Jason Smilovic ("Lucky Number Slevin"). Laeta Kalogridis ("Birds of Prey") is also an executive producer on the pilot.

The show premieres on NBC on September 26, 2007 @ 9 p.m.  The show will also be broadcast on Channel Seven, E! and ITV2 in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom respectively.

The orginal "Bionic Woman" was a television series which spun off from The Six Million Dollar Man. It starred Lindsay Wagner as Jaime (sometimes, Jamie) Sommers, a tennis professional who was nearly killed in a sky diving accident, and was rebuilt by Oscar Goldman (Richard Anderson) and Dr. Rudy Wells (Martin E. Brooks), who had also rebuilt The Six Million Dollar Man. As the result of her surgical implantation, Jaime Sommers had amplified hearing, a greatly strengthened right arm, and enhanced legs, enabling her to run faster than a speeding car.

The original series ran on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) from 1976 to 1977 and on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) from 1977 to 1978.

I for one was a huge fan of the original series and look forward to checking out the updated version.

In addition, Isaiah just wrapped the indie film ‘The Least of These,’ in which he plays a priest who returns to teach at the Catholic high school where he once was sexually abused.

As is the case with all things, life goes on.

Congrats Isaiah and watch out…here come the haters.