Disregarding an unsold pilot film starring Cathy Lee Crosby as the title character, William Moulton Marston's celebrated comic-book super heroine Wonder Woman made her TV bow in the formidable person of Lynda Carter. Introduced on November 7, 1975, with the two-hour opener The New Original Wonder Woman, the ABC fantasy adventure series began its semi-weekly run on April 21, 1976. When Wonder Woman moved from ABC to CBS for its second season, quite a few changes were imposed upon its format. First, the title was altered to The New Adventures of Wonder Woman. Second, the tv series time frame was moved up from the 1940s to the 1970s, with Diana/Wonder Woman fighting contemporary baddies on behalf of the Inter-Agency Defense Command, headed by Joe Atkinson. In this revised form, The New Adventures of Wonder Woman survived on CBS until September 11, 1979.
Lynda Carter began her career as a singer and toured extensively with various rock bands, appearing in venues from Las Vegas to the Catskills. After winning the Miss World USA crown in the 1970's, Carter embarked on her career as a TV Series Actress, and soon found success as the star of the hugely popular television series "Wonder Woman," a beloved show still being broadcast today in countries around the world. Other starring roles in television series followed, including "Partners in Crime" with Loni Anderson, and the frontier drama "Hawkeye."