NBC picks up 'Ironside' pilot with Blair Underwood
February 5th, 2013
03:39 PM ET

NBC picks up 'Ironside' pilot with Blair Underwood

The '60s-era drama "Ironside" is being remade at NBC.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the network has ordered a pilot for a remake from writer/executive producer Michael Caleo.

“A tough, sexy but acerbic police detective relegated to a wheelchair after a shooting is hardly limited by his disability as he pushes and prods his hand-picked team to solve the most difficult cases in the city," NBC says in a description of the new "Ironside."

Blair Underwood is on board to star in the lead role Raymond Burr held from 1967 to 1975. David Semel, Teri Weinberg, John Davis and Jon Fox will also serve as producers on the hour-long drama.

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soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. i gotta hit the dance floor..

    woohooo-go seal

    February 7, 2013 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. feel his heartbeat


    February 7, 2013 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ellen

    Well...count me in...me and my couch!!! Can't wait...watched Raymond Burr and his Ironside crew every chance I had...loved that show... go Blair...I think you'll do just fine...with your fine self...lol

    February 7, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Biobbing

    blair Underwood is still hot...i would take my shirt off for him anytime....

    February 7, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Fantastic Idea.

    Remakes are amazing sometimes...not always but sometimes...

    February 7, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Stay Positve...

    its going to be a wonderful remake.

    February 7, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Clete

    I like and respect Blair Underwood...but a re-make of Ironside strikes me as a really poor idea. Another example of the lack of creative thinking by Network Television. If it isn't another silly-ass reality show, it's a re-make of something from the nineteen-fifties, sixties or seventies.

    February 7, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. awwww MIronside

    its gonna be ok...don't worry

    February 6, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Meh

    The only Ironside anyone needs to be concerned with is Michael Ironside and he does not approve of this thread.

    February 6, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. no worries...

    rolled out already–"fake" screen

    February 6, 2013 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  11. 410


    February 6, 2013 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  12. Jackie Davis

    I don't mind remakes of old shows but I can not watch Blair sitting in a wheel chair during the entire show. I have to see him strut across the screen.

    February 6, 2013 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  13. too down 155.155

    thanks for the fun

    February 6, 2013 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
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    February 6, 2013 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  15. Sadie

    Another remake. Have they just run out of ideas or what? At least, it's not another reality show.

    February 6, 2013 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  16. MB

    Blairunderwood is fine, I just wish they could do reruns ok Hawaii-5 0 The Rockford Files, Magnum P.I and the list goes on.But maybe it will be good-MB

    February 5, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Lolo

    People are so stupid.

    February 5, 2013 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Ginger

    Webster isn’t gone. He will never be gone. He lives on in each of us. Saying Webster is gone is like saying Santa is gone. We LOVE Good Webster.
    (I'm fairly sad gearing he really is gone. We Love Good ol Webster – that's why we always mention him. Webster rules)

    February 5, 2013 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Hampton

    Blair Underwood was Webster. That's him. A tallented young black actor.

    February 5, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Emma

    Nope. That is Webster. I saw him on Dancing With The Stars just two seasons ago. He is alive and well. You Go Webster.

    February 5, 2013 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  21. GMan

    Its not Webster. That character was played by a boy named Emmanuel Lewis. He passed away quite some time ago. Your comment is tasteless.

    February 5, 2013 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jenn

      Poor Webster. I liked him. You didn't have to say he was conked out. Everyone loved Webster. If he was here I'd buy him a steak dinner right now! Good ol Webster.

      February 5, 2013 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • blah11

      Webster is not dead dumb dumb

      February 5, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trisha

      I think you are thinking of Gary Coleman who passed away. Emmanuel Lewis is still alive.

      February 6, 2013 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  22. Chirelle


    February 5, 2013 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Chirelle

    I love little Webster ! Good for him getting another part.

    February 5, 2013 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |

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