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Original Ironside Actor Don Mitchell Dead at 70

Don Mitchell

Don Mitchell, who co-starred in the original Ironside, died of natural causes on Dec. 8, the Los Angeles Times reports. He was 70.

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5 Things to Know About NBC's New Ironside

Blair Underwood

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. 

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Pilot Season: NBC Picks Up Ironside Remake with Blair Underwood

Blair Underwood

NBC has ordered a remake of the 1960s drama Ironside, TVGuide.com has learned. This time around, Blair Underwood will star in the role made famous by Raymond Burr, Entertainment Weekly reports. read more

Details for Perry Mason — 50th Anniversary Edition DVDs

Perry Mason courtesy CBS DVD and Paramount Home Entertainment

Earlier this week CBS DVD and Paramount Home Entertainment announced the Perry Mason - 50th Anniversary Edition 4-disc set, coming out on April 8th.We've got the scoop now on just what episodes and extras you'll find in this great upcoming DVD package!The studio describes The 50th Anniversary Edition as a compilation of "12 of the most gripping, thrilling, and shocking episodes of the show's incredible 9 seasons". The episodes selected to celebrate Perry's golden anniversary are: "The Case of the Wary Wildcatter" (with Barbara Bain), "The Case of the Treacherous Toupee" (with Robert Redford), "The Case of the Envious Editor" (with James Coburn), "The Case of the Barefaced Witness" (with Adam West), "The Case of the Counterfeit Crank" (with Burt Reynolds), "The Case of the Shoplifter's Shoe" (with Leonard Nimoy), "The Case of Constant Doyle" (with Bette Davis), "The Case of the Deadly Verdict" (Mason loses a case), "The Case of the Bountiful Beauty" (with Ryan O'Neal), "The Case of t... read more

When Bad Things Happen to Good Characters

Something seriously unfunny is happening on two of TV's most notable hour-long comedies, Desperate Housewives and Gilmore Girls. Not that either show is beyond rescue, but I fear it's going to take a while this season to extricate some heretofore favorite characters from the miserable corners they were painted into last season.Most infamously, Lorelai Gilmore (still, against the odds, effervescently played by Lauren Graham) is mired in an unpleasant situation that makes her overextended estrangement from daughter Rory a while back look like a walk in the park. Last season ended on a dreadful thumb-nosing note by departing series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino as Lorelai walked away from fiancé Luke after making an impulsive (some might say irrational) ultimatum, and then ended up in her former flame (and Rory's father) Christopher's bed. No good can come from this.In Tuesday's opener, Lorelai tells everyone who'll listen, "It's over." If only it were. Not Lorelai and Luke, but t... read more

This may be a little dry for ...

Shore thing: the cast of Baywatch

Question: This may be a little dry for your tastes, but why did Baywatch's producers go from NBC to syndication?


Answer: The simple answer, Miguel: They had no choice; they got canceled after their first season, which kicked off in September 1989. But after Baywatch star David Hasselhoff and three of the show's original producers decided to cut the per-episode production budget from $1.3 million to $850,000 and venture out into the first-run syndication waters, they discovered the network had done them a huge favor. Despite Hollywood insiders' expectations that the series would sink, it became the third-highest original drama in syndication, behind only Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, by 1994. Not only that, read more

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