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The Bionic Woman (TV Series 1976–1978) Poster

(1976–1978)

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Lindsay Wagner's first appearance on The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) was supposed to be her last role honoring her contract with Universal. However, public reaction to the role was so strong, that she was offered her own series.
When the series changed from ABC to NBC, Lee Majors no longer guest starred on this show, because he was still under contract with ABC, and since he was the main character, ABC would not allow the crossover, and vice versa with Lindsay Wagner.
Sally Field and Stefanie Powers were also considered for the role of Jaime Sommers.
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When the series changed networks from ABC to NBC for its final season, Richard Anderson and Martin E. Brooks became the first actors in history to play the same characters on two different television series on two different networks, as they continued to appear in The Six Million Dollar Man (1974), which remained on ABC.
The characters Jaime Sommers and Steve Austin (from The Six Million Dollar Man (1974)) were ranked #19 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Greatest Sci-Fi Legends" (August 1, 2004 issue).
Jaime's body is reconstructed with parts similar to Steve Austin's, albeit smaller. The actual cost of rebuilding her is not revealed, but is said to be less than the six million dollars that it cost to rebuild Austin.
Max, the bionic dog, was actually played by several German Shepherds. For example, in the episodes The Bionic Dog parts 1 and 2, they needed a dog that wasn't afraid of fire, one that would just lay and allow you to pet him, or lay in front of food without being tempted to eat it. They also needed one to get on a treadmill.
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Jamie and Steve are high school sweethearts, but, in reality, Lee Majors is ten years older than Lindsay Wagner.
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Maxamillion, the bionic dog that featured in the third season, was so-named, because he cost a million dollars to make.
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Jamie tended to use Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs characters for code names, primarily Dopey.
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