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Ironside Remake Gets A Pilot At NBC
A classic series is getting a reboot on network television. NBC’s Ironside originally had a nice run on the Peacock Network between 1967 and 1975. The series was a fairly popular, outside-the-box procedural that followed a wheelchair-bound detective who used his wits to solve cases. NBC has ordered a pilot for the remake of the series, and if all goes well, it will move forward at the network to air next season.
The new version will be pretty similar, and will follow a wheelchair-bound police detective working with the force to catch bad guys. Michael Caleo--who worked as a story editor on The Sopranos, eventually writing for that series as well as for an episode of Rescue Me--is writing the pilot for Ironside. Caleo will also executive produce the pilot alongside American Horror Story director David Semel and The Office executive producer Teri Weinberg.
According to TV Line, the pilot is well underway. Blair Underwood is in talks to take on the role initially portrayed by actor Raymond Burr. Underwood’s been in the business for a long time, initially rising to fame in the eighties series L.A. Law and more recently acting in The New Adventures of Old Christine and The Event, where he was awesome as the President. We’ll let you know if this one moves forward in the pilot process at NBC, but at the very least, the series has plenty of source material to pull from, so hopefully the pilot will be good.
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