The Rockford Files

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NBC Plans to Order More Law & Order, Beef Up Pilot Development

Law & Order

Law & Order is one step closer to breaking Gunsmoke's long-standing record.

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NBC Entertainment chief Angela Bromstad recently told BusinessWeek that the network plans to order a 21st season of the legal drama, making it the longest-running prime-time drama in TV history.

"I'm a Law & Order junkie," Bromstad said. "I wouldn't want to be responsible for not having Law & Order break the record."

While Bromstad plans to honor the old, she's also keenly focused on the new. Bromstad said NBC will produce 18 pilots this spring, the most since 2003 and a marked increase over last year's 11... read more

NBC Taps House Creator to Remake Rockford Files

James Garner, David Shore

NBC has turned to House creator David Shore to develop a remake of the 1970s cop drama The Rockford Files.

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The original series — which starred James Garner as Jim Rockford, an ex-convict private eye who worked cases out of his trailer in Malibu — ran for six years and put writer-producer Stephen J. Cannell on the map. Garner's performance also earned him an Emmy.

Shore, a fan of the original, understands ... read more

The Rockford Files Season 6 and Other Announced Releases

Rockford Files Season 6 DVD

New releases announced today, October 27:

Children of the Stones will be coming out January 20

The Rockford Files - Season 6 will be coming out January 20

Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items.

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DVD Pick of the Week: May 15, 2007

American Dad! - Volume 2 courtesy 20th Century Fox

Wow, March 15 is loaded with Warner releases! They have ER Season 7, The War at Home Season 1, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo Volume 6, Tom and Jerry Tales Volume 2, and Tex Avery's Droopy: The Complete Theatrical Collection, which aired as part of Tom and Jerry. That's five releases on one day!All right, time to get right to it: American Dad Volume 2 is my pick of the week for May 15. I'll admit that I'm not a big fan of this show, but the DVDs are pretty good. I prefer Family Guy over American Dad; I just feel that AD is too similar to FG, and I prefer Peter over Stan. The set includes commentary on every episode, plus three featurettes and "Multi-angle Scene Studies" on selected episodes.Other noteworthy releases coming next week: Banacek Season 1 from Hart Sharp and TV Guide, Frasier Season 9, Home Improvement Season 6, Martin Season 2, The Rockford Files Season 4, and Wings Season 4. read more

HULK STAR REMEMBERED

Jack Colvin, best known for playing relentless tabloid reporter Jack McGee in the 1970s series The Incredible Hulk, died last Thursday of complications following a stroke. He was 71. Recalling his most memorable TV foray, Colvin once told the Los Angeles Times, "When they told me the title, I laughed. But then they gave me two scripts to read and I knew the series would go." Hulk, with Bill Bixby in the lead, ran from 1977 to 1982. read more

Any poop on Night Stalker? I ...

Question: Any poop on Night Stalker? I haven't seen any and I think it could turn out to be a pretty good show if ABC gives it long enough.


Answer: Our latest podcast with exec producer Frank Spotnitz was a virtual Night Stalker poopalooza, so you'll definitely want to listen to that. Spotnitz also gave us a status report on the second X-Files movie.

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Is it just me, or does ...

Question: Is it just me, or does Supernatural seem just like The X-Files, only with two guys and no FBI?


Answer: Come to think of it, you're right!

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Can you tell me who played ...

Leading man: Hunter's Dryer and Kramer

Question: Can you tell me who played Hunter on the old TV series by that name? Thank you.


Answer: That was former All-Pro defensive end Fred Dryer, who spent three years with the New York Giants and 10 with the L.A. Rams before grabbing a very big gun and hitting the streets as tough-guy detective Rick Hunter on the NBC series. From the TV house of Stephen J. Cannell (The A-Team, The Rockford Files, 21 Jump Street, Wiseguy), the show ran from September 1984 to August 1991 and initially focused on Hunter, a tough, take-no-prisoners, obey-no-superiors kind of cop and his equally cantankerous, red-tape-hating partner, Dee Dee McCall (Stepfanie Kramer). As the series progressed, however, Hunter ran through a few lady partners, which some said was a result of strife behin read more

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Premiered: September 13, 1974, on NBC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Cranky but likable L.A. PI Jim Rockford pulled no punches (but took plenty of them) in this popular 1970s series, which won the star an Emmy and brought the character back in several TV-movies. Rockford was an ex-con (sent to the slammer for a crime he didn't commit) who took on cases others didn't want. He was aided by his tough old man, his lawyer girlfriend and some shady associates from his past.

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