Michael Ausiello
March 11, 2010 AT 08:30 PM EST

Image Credit: Matt Carr/Getty ImagesNBC’s Rockford Files reboot just climbed to the top of my list of most anticipated fall pilots (tied with Wilde Kingdom, natch).

Sources confirm to me semi-exclusively that Firefly/Dollhouse all-star Alan Tudyk has joined the cast of the David Shore-produced remake. He’ll play LAPD sergeant Dennis Becker, the role played in the original by Joe Santos.

As I previously reported, Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding) has been tapped to succeed James Garner as Jim Rockford.

Still to be cast: Jim’s pa, Rocky, and his ex-cellmate, Angel.

Anyone else doing cartwheels over Tudyk’s casting? I can’t be the only one.

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