Tuesday, February 05, 2013

NBC Picks Up 'Ironside' Reboot Pilot

Published: February 04, 2013 @ 7:56 pm
Ed here: My 94 year old Mom loves the old b&w Perry Masons so I bought her all the seasons available. She never gets tired if watching them in her assisted living apartment. Then I made the mistake of buying a few seasons of Ironside. I watched two and a half episodes and stopped. Is it just me or is Ironside the single most boring crime series ever produced? 

NBC has decided to roll with an effort to bring the classic series "Ironside" back to the small screen.

The network has picked up a pilot for an "Ironside" revamp, with "The Sopranos" story editor Michael Caleo writing and executive producing the project.
Much like the original, the new pilot will center around a tough but acerbic police detective who's forced into a wheelchair after a shooting, but is hardly limited by his disability as he pushes and prods his hand-picked team to solve the most difficult cases in the city. 
The project, which comes from Universal Television, Davis Entertainment and Yellow Brick Road, will also be executive produced by David Semel ("American Horror Story: Asylum"), Yellow Brick Road's Teri Weinberg, and Davis Entertainment's John Davis and Jon Fox.
The original "Ironside," which starred Raymond Burr as wheelchair-bound chief of detectives Robert T. Ironside, ran on NBC from 1967 to 1975. (It also inspired a pretty boss song, "Cazzo di Ferro," by pop-punk band The Lemonheads, below.)


Todd Mason said...

I must admit, I was bored by IRONSIDE as a young kid in a way that even, say, HAWAII FIVE-0 didn't do...but I haven't watched it again in decades. It was the first of the detectives-with-physical-challenges series, though, I think...or, at least, the one whose success inspired so many others, particularly from Quinn Martin Productions...

Vrinda said...

What do you mean by, "in a way that Hawaii Five-O didn't do?"

Vrinda said...

What do you mean by, "was bored by IRONSIDE as a young kid in a way that even, say, HAWAII FIVE-0 didn't do ..." ? Hawaii Five-O was anything but boring, if that is what you are saying. Ironside had its moments, but Hawaii Five-O was more exciting. The main characters, the semi-regulars, the bad guys, the storylines, and cinematography were all top-notch. Ironside had a good cast and guest stars, but many of the storylines.