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Ironside remake axed by TV bosses

October 21st, 2013 3:11am EDT
Ironside
Actor Blair Underwood's Ironside remake has been axed by TV bosses after just three episodes.

The police drama, based on the classic series which ran in the 1960s and 1970s, starred Underwood as a paraplegic detective in the title role made famous by Raymond Burr.

It debuted in the U.S. at the start of October (13), but has since been dropped from the programme line-up at the NBC network due to low ratings.

Its fourth and final episode will air on Wednesday (23Oct13).

Ironside isn't the only show NBC executives have cancelled - Welcome to the Family, a comedy starring Glee's Mike O'Mall...
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Robert Downey Jr. Tapped To Play Perry Mason

October 6th, 2011 9:12am EDT
Robert Downey Jr
Robert Downey, Jr. is in talks to bring another famous literary detective back to life as Warner Brothers bosses move forward with a new Perry Mason film franchise.

The actor, who is currently playing Sherlock Holmes on the big screen for director Guy Ritchie, has emerged as the favorite to play Raymond Burr's iconic TV crime solver.

Downey, Jr. and his wife Susan Downey are also interested in producing the project and the "Iron Man" star has dreamed up the screenplay for the revamp with executive producer David Gambino, according to trade paper Daily Variety.

Burr played Perry Mason on ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 21

May 21st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Lisa Edelstein
Happy Birthday to rapper Notorious B.I.G. (1972; d. 1997), "House" star Lisa Edelstein (1967), WWE star Chris Benoit (1967), actor/director Nick Cassavetes (1959), "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" actor Judge Reinhold (1957), "Rocky III" and "The A-Team" star Mr. T (born Laurence Tureaud in 1952), comedian turned political pundit Al Franken (1951), British pop singer Leo Sayer (1948), soul singer Ronald Isley (1941), French trumpeter Maurice Andre (1933), "Perry Mason" actor Raymond Burr (1917; d. 1993), 'deadball era' baseball player Earl Averill (1902; d. 1983), legendary film producer Sam ...
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Golden Globe Nominated* Detective Series 'Ironside' Comes To DVD For The First Time

April 24th, 2007 8:00am EDT
Ironside
Confined to a wheelchair by a sniper's bullet, former Chief of Detectives Robert T. Ironside (Emmy-winner** Raymond Burr of Perry Mason) consults for the San Francisco police department, solving major crimes with a crack team of investigators, including Detective Sergeant Ed Brown (Don Galloway of Arrest & Trial), policewoman Eve Whitfield (Emmy-winner Barbara Anderson of the original Mission Impossible) and ex-con Mark Sanger (Don Mitchell).

Set during the turbulent 1960s, Emmy-winning Ironside confronted the hottest issues of its time - civil rights, drugs, hippies, rock 'n' roll - t...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 21

May 21st, 2006 3:00am EDT
Lisa Edelstein
Happy Birthday to rapper Notorious B.I.G. (1972; d. 1997), "House" star Lisa Edelstein (1967), WWE star Chris Benoit (1967), actor/director Nick Cassavetes (1959), "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" actor Judge Reinhold (1957), "Rocky III" and "The A-Team" star Mr. T (born Laurence Tureaud in 1952), comedian turned political pundit Al Franken (1951), British pop singer Leo Sayer (1948), soul singer Ronald Isley (1941), French trumpeter Maurice Andre (1933), "Perry Mason" actor Raymond Burr (1917; d. 1993), 'deadball era' baseball player Earl Averill (1902; d. 1983), legendary film producer Sam ...
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