Blair Underwood is returning to NBC to help revive a classic TV show.
NBC has ordered to series a remake of Ironside, the ’60s drama that starred Raymond Burr as a wheelchair-bound detective.
Underwood will play the title role in the new version from Michael Caleo, David Semel, Teri Weinberg, John Davis and Jon Fox. Here’s the network description: “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.”
The original series, which is owned by the Peacock’s parent company, ran on NBC from 1967 to 1975.
In 2010, Underwood played the president in NBC’s shortlived actioner The Event.
NBC will announce its complete fall schedule to advertisers on Monday in New York.