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US TV Preview 2013: The 20 New Must-Watch Shows
Looking at what is – and might be - coming to our screens from America-land…

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Ironside

What is it? Not, sadly, a show designed for Michael Ironside to rove around America dishing out swift justice. Instead, this is a remake of the 1960s series (you know, the one with Raymond Burr as a detective who battles the bad guys from his wheelchair). This time, Blair Underwood is the lead, overseeing a handpicked team dedicated to taking down nasty criminals. This has come in for some flack already for casting an able-bodied actor in the lead, but apparently that’s because there will be lots of flashbacks to the days before he gets injured in a shooting. Sounds procedural to us, but Underwood’s charismatic, so it could work.

 

In the US: NBC, Wednesdays starting October 2
In the UK: No UK channel yet

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