NBC Cancels ‘Ironside,’ ‘Welcome to the Family’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC says it’s canceling two freshman shows, “Ironside” and “Welcome to the Family.” “Ironside,” starring Blair Underwood in an updated version of the Raymond Burr police drama, will air its final episode on Wednesday. Burr’s “Ironside” aired from 1967-75, but low ratings will keep the new series to a total of […]

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From Left: Spencer Grammer, Neal Bledsoe and Blair Underwood on "Ironside" (Photo: NBC)

Fall TV Preview: Blair Underwood & Spencer Grammer Answer Burning Questions for the ‘Ironside’ Premiere

It’s a new city, new stories and a new team of detectives when the classic TV series “Ironside” is re-imagined by NBC for 2013 and premieres on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10/9c. [xfinity-record-button id=”4698876067946947112″ program_type=”series”] The original “Ironside” series, which ran for eight years starting in 1967 and starred Raymond Burr as Detective Robert T. […]

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Blair Underwood as Robert Ironside, and Kenneth Choi as Ed (Photo: Will Hart/NBC)

Fall TV Preview: Blair Underwood Gives Us 5 Reasons to Watch ‘Ironside’

NBC dug into the vault of classic Universal television shows in hopes of pulling out a winner for its fall season. It doesn’t often happen, but NBC is betting its modernized version of “Ironside,” which originally starred Raymond Burr as a San Francisco detective in a wheelchair, will find a whole, new audience.

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Blair Underwood stars as NYPD Det. Robert Ironside in "Ironside," co-starring Kenneth Choi (Photo: NBC)

Blair Underwood Had to Get Used to Wheelchair for New ‘Ironside’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Blair Underwood is returning to series television in a remake of “Ironside,” which shares few similarities with the original series that starred Raymond Burr. The character’s name and job as a detective is the same, and he uses a wheelchair after being paralyzed from the waist down. In a nod […]

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NBC Bringing Back ’70s Cop Drama ‘Ironside’

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is ordering up a new comedy for fall from “Scrubs” creator Bill Lawrence and an updating of the `70s cop drama “Ironside.” The revived “Ironside” stars Blair Underwood as the paralyzed lawman who uses a wheelchair. That memorable character was originally played by Raymond Burr. Another new drama, “Chicago PD,” […]

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Blair Underwood to Star in NBC’s ‘Ironside’ Remake

NBC has picked up the pilot for a remake of the 1960s series “Ironside” with Blair Underwood set to star in the title role. The original detective drama starred Raymond Burr but this new version will offer a tough and sexy sleuth. NBC describes Underwood’s “Ironside” as “a tough, sexy but acerbic police detective relegated […]

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