Glover, 67, will play Frank, the father of the show's main protagonist, Ironside (Blair Underwood). He will appear during a flashback sequence, which reveals some insight into the history of Ironside's family in the final days before his father enters prison.
Premiering Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10/9c on NBC, Ironside follows Detective Robert Ironside, a fearless cop who must use a wheelchair after his spine is shattered in an accident. A remake of the 1967 series, NBC's Ironside also stars Pablo Schreiber, Brent Sexton and Spencer Grammer.
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