TVLine Items: NBC Plotting Ironside Reboot, Justified Season 4 First Look and More!

Ironside_300NBC, which two years ago sought (yet failed) to reboot The Rockford Files and more recently sought (but failed) to breathe new life into The Munsters, next will take a crack at getting an update of Ironside rolling.

As reported by New York Magazine‘s Vulture blog, the Peacock network is putting into development a reboot of its late-’60s/early-’70s legal drama. Back in the day, the series starred Raymond Burr as Robert T. Ironside, a San Francisco police detective who, upon being paralyzed by a sniper’s bullet, leverages his way into a “special consultant” role at the PD. He then assembles a team of helpers, including a suspect in his own shooting.

Who’s your pick to play the gruff crimesolver? Hit the comments with your dream casting!

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• FX has unveiled a first look at Justified‘s upcoming fourth season — and it looks more badass than ever! Watch Raylan & Co. in action in the promo below, and catch the drama’s latest debut on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

RELATED | Exclusive: Justified Sets Sights on Patton Oswalt

• Jason Morgan may have left Port Charles, but Sonny Corinthos isn’t going anywhere. General Hospital vet Maurice Benard announced via Twitter late Monday that he had “just signed [his] contract” to continue with the ABC soap. “It makes me feel good that I’m not leaving my family,” he added.

• Denis O’Hare (True Blood) will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Law & Order: SVU. Per, he’ll reprise the role of Father Shea, a priest he first portrayed on the now-defunct Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

RELATED | Scoop: True Blood Adds English Hunk to Season 6 Cast as Sookie’s New Love Interest

• Canadian broadcaster Bell Media has opted not to renew The L.A. Complex for a third season, per The Hollywood Reporter. The CW, which has aired the first two cycles of the soap, has not yet decided if it’s going to pick up the tab and continue with the series.

• Those crazy kids over on American Horror Story: Asylum have put together a lovely Christmas card just for you. Take a peek below.


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  1. Wendy H says:

    rebooting an old series may work if there is little reliance on time frame of the original Perhaps giving a small update of information in the original scripts would work better than just new scripts with the old concept similar to what the BBC does for Law and Order to work in Great Britain instead of NYC

  2. Emily says:

    So looking forward to Justified. It deserves at least as many viewers as Sons of Anarchy!

  3. Alex says:

    Really hope CW picks up The L.A. Complex, though probably unlikely given the ratings. I really enjoyed it.

  4. znachki says:

    Why not go with a woman in the role of Ironside? Margo Martindale or someone like that/

  5. csr says:

    Looking forward to Justified.

    Ironside… how about Adam Baldwin?

  6. Tom says:

    Sigh. And just when NBC seemed to only be shooting itself in the foot half the time. Are there no fresh ideas left in LA? Let’s start a pool for how many episodes will air before the Ironside reboot gets the boot.

  7. Michael Ironside as Ironside…

    • Ella says:

      Michael Ironside was one of my favorite actors in the 80s. Loved him in V and love seeing him make appearances in Smallville and Total Recall, etc.

  8. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Ooooh, I saw this Justified preview during last week’s American Horror Story and then was unable to find it anywhere online. Thanks for posting! Now I can share it. I’m glad to see Arlo will be at least in one episode. They very much need to explore his dynamic with Raylan now that Raylan knows why Arlo shot Tom last season.
    Yay, they got Ian McShane in the Christmas card! He is looking hella skinny, he must have lost a lot of weight recently. For those of you who watch AHS that are unfamiliar with Ian McShane, I think you’re really going to like him. :) He is an awesome actor. Very charismatic no matter what kind of character he’s playing. He just draws you in.

  9. Gerald says:

    I just don’t see the Ironside reboot happening, I don’t even see them making it to casting and if it does it probably won’t get picked up.

  10. Dick Cheney says:

    I don’t know who should play Ironside, but I would like it if the show would cast Tom Welling as his assistant. Welling needs to be back on tv.

  11. Miffy says:

    They should cast a disabled actor!

  12. Kaylee says:

    Not The LA Complex! Where am I going to get my weekly fix of Jewel Staite??

    I hope they find another network in Canada.

  13. Sarajh moss says:

    hope to see Tom Welling on my TV in the role of Bad Tom we miss you so much!

  14. lee says:

    James Earl Jones

  15. Mark says:

    Rich Sommer (Harry on Mad Men) should play Ironside – he’s kinda’ stocky – so he “looks” the part and Rich is very good actor and deserves a chance to “play the lead” in a series.

  16. Templar says:

    Hopefully if the Ironside reboot gets off the ground, they pick an actor with the same gravitas as Raymond Burr, but not with the physical weightiness. Harrison Ford, Scott Patterson, Nicholas Cage, etc. Serious presence is required.

  17. kristina says:

    I liked the Munsters reboot, would of liked to see hire it would of progressed….liking the sonniless scenes on gh, can’t they just get rid of the character

  18. Mari says:

    Real life disabled actor Mitch Longley (Judging Amy, Las Vegas) would be the perfect Ironside! Come on, NBC!

  19. Lisa says:

    Personally, I would much rather see a reboot of Perry Mason.

  20. margot says:

    I think it’s the right time for the return of Tom Welling at work because the fans are losing patience and Tom deovrebbe have more respect for his fans! it is right to be selective and careful in fact his colleagues of “Smallville” have made ​​choices happy but now Tom has to go back to work!

  21. Luis says:

    James Brolin., totally

  22. stone says:

    Stephen Hawkings

    • Jo says:

      Stephen Hawkings is a great scientist and author! You are so totally STUPID or totally uneducated! You sound like it’s funny to be disabled!

  23. JB says:

    PAUL SORVINO would KILL this!!!

  24. karen says:

    No to reboots, remakes etc…..can’t Hollywood come up with someting new for a change?
    Raymond Burr WAS Ironside just like Telly Savalas WAS Kojak, there’s no replacing greatness……