NBC Orders Remake of Classic Drama Series, Spinoff of Current Drama

May 10, 2013  •  Post A Comment

NBC continues to make programming announcements for fall 2013, with the latest being the announcement that the network will try a remake of the 1960s-1970s detective drama “Ironside,” the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports.

The Peacock Network also ordered “Chicago PD,” a police spinoff of “Chicago Fire.”

“The network also added ‘Undateable,’ a young-adult sitcom starring Chris D’Elia as a romantic player who tries to show a group of nerds the ins and outs of the dating world,” the story reports. “The comedy will be produced by Bill Lawrence, the writer behind ‘Scrubs’ and ‘Cougar Town.’"

“L.A. Law” and “In Treatment” alum Blair Underwood will play the title role in "Ironside," portraying “a New York detective who was wounded in a shooting and is now confined to a wheelchair, but still tackles tough cases with his team of experts,” the piece notes.

The original version of “Ironside,” which ran from 1967 to 1975 on NBC, starred Raymond Burr.

“Law & Order” creator Dick Wolf, who is also behind “Chicago Fire,” will executive produce "Chicago PD."

4 Comments

  1. Their goes that dumb ass people at NBC again remakes and nothing new they will never learn

  2. Blair Underwood as Ironside? Not going to work. Early cancel.

  3. I’m surprised no one has tried a remake of Ironsides before. That always seemed like a candidate for a re-do. And I’ll reserve judgement until I actually see the show. Some remakes can be surprisingly good (while others are wretched). It all comes down to the writing.

  4. Can’t wait for Chicago PD as Chicgo Fire is an awesome show. I imagine PD will be something like Fox’s cancelled Chicago Code. Hope this cop show survives. Chicago Code was the best portrayal of CPD.

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