Morgan departs 'Bionic' laboratory

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Glen Morgan has exited his role as executive producer on NBC's upcoming drama series "Bionic Woman."

Morgan was an EP alongside David Eick and Jason Smilovic on the series, from Universal Media Studios. Eick and Smilovic will remain as executive producers on the show. Morgan, whose exec producer credits include "The X-Files," apparently wanted to take the series in a different direction than his cohorts.

Eick's credits include "Battlestar Galactica," while Smilovic was instrumental in last year's "Kidnapped."

The studio praised Morgan but did not provide a specific reason for his departure.

"Glen Morgan has helped create a great template for 'Bionic Woman' but has decided to pursue other endeavors now," the studio said. "We wish him the best."

The show, which debuts at 9 p.m. Sept. 26, is in the midst of shooting its fifth episode.

"Bionic Woman," touted as a reimagination of the 1970s series, stars Michelle Ryan as Jaime Sommers, a bright young woman who is transformed into a technological marvel. Miguel Ferrer, Chris Bowers, Will Yun Lee and Molly Price round out the cast.
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