'Ironside' Remake Starring Blair Underwood Gets NBC Pilot And More News

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The "Ironside" remake is a-go at NBC. Blair Underwood will star in the NBC pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The remake of the 1960s drama of the same name -- starring Raymond Burr -- follows a police detective who winds up in a wheelchair after a shooting. Michael Caleo will write and executive produce the drama. David Semel, Teri Weinberg, John Davis and Jon Fox are also serving as executive producers.

NBC's original version of "Ironside" ran for eight seasons between 1967 and 1975.

In other pilot news ...

John Leguizamo will star in an ABC comedy pilot.
The sitcom pilot will follow Leguizamo as a father, husband and fish out of water amongst New York City's upper crust. [EW]

"Alice" star Linda Lavin is returning to TV.
Lavin will co-star in NBC's comedy project centered on Sean Hayes as his mother. [TVLine]

Victoria Smurfit will co-star in "Dracula."
The Irish actress will play Lady Jayne. [THR]

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