The action heats up on this week's Ironside, when the NBC drama's titular character (played by Blair Underwood) and his team try to track down a serial stabber.
As Virgil (Pablo Schreiber) and Teddy (Neal Bledsoe) are hot on the serial killer's trail, Det. Ironside and Holly (Spencer Grammer) investigate a case-within-a-case when they discover a teenage witness to the slashing went missing as a child. Their search takes them to the heart of the New York City's Greenwich Village where Ironside finds himself in the middle of a heated exchange.
Robert T. Ironside is back on the beat for NBC — but this won't be the same old cop show from the '60s and '70s.
Reimagining the original series that starred Raymond Burr as a paraplegic detective, NBC's new Ironside (premieresWednesday at 10/9c) moves the action from San Francisco to New York and puts Blair Underwood (L.A. Law, Dirty Sexy Money, The Event) in the wheelchair. As Underwood's acerbic Ironside closes cases by any means necessary, he will wrestle with the ghosts of his traumatic past while he tries to continue living and working with his injuries.
ABC's innocuous new sitcom about likable underdogs, Back in the Game, could just as easily be called "Luck of the Draw." This Bad News Bears-lite gets a major assist right out of the gate with an enviable time period (Wednesday, 8:30/7:30c) sandwiched between TV's best family comedies, The Middle and Modern Family. Which could always backfire, of course, if the show doesn't live up to ratings expectations, and while this Little League comedy doesn't quite measure up to the big leagues, we shouldn't be surprised if family audiences rally around the team, turning a solid base hit into something potentially worthy of extra innings.
At the end of Law & Order: SVU's 14th season, showrunner Warren Leight engaged in a very dangerous game of chicken with NBC.
"At the time, we didn't know if the show was coming back. So part of me thought, 'I dare NBC to cancel this show with the last episode ending with a gun pointing at...
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I am so excited for The Good Wife to return! Any scoop on upcoming cases? — Rosie
ADAM: Strangely enough, The Good Wife will take inspiration from Friends for an upcoming episode — but probably not how you think. The case of the week is based on the (eventually dismissed) 2004 sexual harassment lawsuit brought against several of the NBC comedy's writers by a former writer's assistant. "Lockhart/Gardner gets in trouble," co-creator Robert King says. "One of their paralegals sues the firm for sexually harassing her and the firm unfortunately can't represent itself. So, over David Lee's objections, they go to Elsbeth Tascioni [recent Emmy winner Carrie Preston] to try to defend them." Will she be there for them?
James Remar as Alex's dad on Grey's Anatomy is great casting! Do you have any details? — Barbara