Katims boards ‘Bionic Woman’

'Friday' man new consultant for show

Bionic Woman” is adding a new piece of creative hardware.

Jason Katims, showrunner of NBC’s “Friday Night Lights,” is coming aboard “Bionic” as a consultant. He’s expected to help with shaping and writing scripts.

Katims will continue to focus the bulk of his energies on running the critically worshipped “FNL,” which begins its second season on Oct. 5.

Hiring comes in the wake of the departure of co-showrunner Glen Morgan last week (Daily Variety, Sept. 7). David Eick remains in place as showrunner, working with exec producer Jason Smilovic.

While “FNL” is known for its gritty realism, Katims’ resume makes him a good fit for “Bionic”: Scribe first broke through as the creator-exec producer of UPN’s sci-fi-tinged “Roswell.”

And while “Bionic” is an actioner, Eick and his team are hoping to give the show the same sort of character depth as the Eick-produced “Battlestar Galactica.”

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