NBC to reboot ‘Ironside’ TV series with Blair Underwood

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Blair Underwood attends the after party for the opening night of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' at the Copacabana on April 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)

Blair Underwood attends the after party for the opening night of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' at the Copacabana on April 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)

Baby boomers may remember the hit NBC crime series Ironiside from the ’60s and ’70s, which starred Perry Mason actor Raymond Burr as a detective confined to a wheelchair.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the network plans to reboot the series, with veteran actor Blair Underwood in the leading role.

Underwood has previously starred in NBC series LA Law and The Event.

“A tough, sexy but acerbic police detective relegated to a wheelchair after a shooting is hardly limited by his disability as he pushes and prods his hand-picked team to solve the most difficult cases in the city,” is the show’s description from the network.

Click here to view the opening credits of the original series, which ran from 1967 to 1975.

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