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Blair Underwood Joins Ironside Remake

Actor Blair Underwood attends the 78th annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon at the Marriott Marquis Times Square on May 18, 2012 in New York City.

NBC's Ironside remake is moving forward with Blair Underwood onboard to star as the wheelchair-bound detective. NBC's release calls the character "tough, sexy but acerbic," though they probably could have just said "detective on a prime-time cop show." The original Ironside starred Raymond Burr and ran for eight seasons starting in 1967, but it's perhaps best remembered for its Quincy Jones siren-heavy theme song. Anyway, continue stitching your sampler that reads "Everything old is new again."

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