NBC Picks Up ‘Ironside’ Reboot Pilot

Classic Raymond Burr series "Ironside" to get a new spin from NBC

NBC has decided to roll with an effort to bring the classic series "Ironside" back to the small screen.

The network has picked up a pilot for an "Ironside" revamp, with "The Sopranos" story editor Michael Caleo writing and executive producing the project.

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Much like the original, the new pilot will center around a tough but acerbic police detective who's forced into a wheelchair after a shooting, but is hardly limited by his disability as he pushes and prods his hand-picked team to solve the most difficult cases in the city. 

The project, which comes from Universal Television, Davis Entertainment and Yellow Brick Road, will also be executive produced by David Semel ("American Horror Story: Asylum"), Yellow Brick Road's Teri Weinberg, and Davis Entertainment's John Davis and Jon Fox.

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The original "Ironside," which starred Raymond Burr as wheelchair-bound chief of detectives Robert T. Ironside, ran on NBC from 1967 to 1975. (It also inspired a pretty boss song, "Cazzo di Ferro," by pop-punk band The Lemonheads, below.)