Ironside series premiere “Pilot” airs Wednesday, October 2nd at 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. Episode Synopsis: Ironside Episode 1 “Pilot”- After being shot in the line of duty, New York Detective Robert Ironside (Blair Underwood) swore he would never let a wheelchair slow him down. Undeterred, he drives his elite, hand-picked team, including Virgil (Pablo Schreiber), Holly (Spencer Grammer) and Teddy (Neal Bledsoe), to solve the city’s most difficult and notorious crimes. Watching over them is their boss, Capt. Ed Rollins (Kenneth Choi), who shares a mutual respect with Ironside, while Gary (Brent Sexton) is Robert’s scrappy ex-partner who marvels at his determination and ability to piece together his life after being shot. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2013/10/02/ironside-nbc-series-premiere-2013-pilot/
UPDATED: The veteran actor will play Robert Ironside's father in the rookie drama starring Blair Underwood. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/cTPSmwo8wKQ/story01.htm
HitFix's Daniel Fienberg discusses NBC's Ironside in his Take Me To The Pilots series. Read More... http://www.hitfix.com/the-fien-print/take-me-to-the-pilots-13-nbcs-ironside
NBC Blair Underwood stars in Ironside , a reboot of the popular 1960s and ‘70s crime drama, as a brash New York detective who is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair after being shot in the line of duty. Underwood is strong in the title role and gets fine support from the show’s well-cast ensemble but, sadly, everything else about the pilot is strictly routine. But if you’re an Underwood fan or just a fan of police procedurals in general then it won’t hurt to give Ironside a shot. Premieres Oct. 2 at 10pm. The Michael J. Fox Show is NBC’s best new comedy. Fox, who has Parkinson’s disease in real life, stars as a former New York City anchorman who is driving his family crazy now that he left his job to spend more time with them and to focus on his health. Luckily for them, the station wants him back. Fox’s comic timing is as sharp as ever and the pilot script is witty and touching without being sentimental. It’s must-see TV. Premieres Sept. 26 at 9pm with back-to-back episodes. The Blacklist is NBC’s best new drama. James Spader stars as Raymond Reddington, an ex-government agent who landed on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list. But after years in hiding Reddington gives himself up to help the Bureau catch a notorious terrorist. But his help comes with a price. He will only speak with Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone), a rookie FBI profiler Reddington is obsessed with. The action-fueled pilot is stuffed with surprising and satisfying twists and turns, and Spader gives an eerie performance that constantly keeps viewers off balance. My advice: sign up for The Blacklist . Premieres Sept. 23 at 10pm. Sean Hayes comedic gifts are on ample display in the promising sitcom Sean Saves the World in which he plays a divorced gay dad who is struggling to raise his teenage daughter (Sami Isler) after she comes to live with him. The always excellent Linda Lavin costars as Sean’s pushy mom and she steals every scene she’s in. Some of the jokes in the uneven but likable pilot fall flat, especially those in Sean’s workplace, but enough of them land to recommend saving Sean a spot on your fall viewing schedule. Also, Megan Hilty has joined the cast since the pilot was shot. Her presence will almost certainly give the show a nice comedic boost. Premieres Oct. 3 at 9pm. Mike O’Malley, so good on Yes Dear , Glee and Justified , again shines in the ensemble sitcom Welcome to the Family . O’Malley plays a proud dad who learns that his college-bound daughter is pregnant and that she intends to marry the unborn child’s teen Latino father. Sparks fly as cultures clash and the two stubborn dads refuse to accept the situation or make any attempt to like each other. Welcome to the Family is no Modern Family but it’s good enough and is a welcome addition to NBC’s hit-starved fall lineup. Premieres Oct. 3 at 8:30pm. NBC’s most anticipated new fall drama is Dracula . Jonathan Rhys Meyers is perfectly cast in the title role and is by turns charming and menacing. Unfortunately the script, which focuses on Dracula’s quest to get revenge on the people who destroyed his life centuries earlier and to court a woman who appears to be the reincarnation of his late wife, plods along and fails to quicken the pulse as any vampire-centric show should. Still, it’s got Jonathan Rhys Meyers, vampires and a moody British setting so my advice is to give the bloody show a look and decide for yourself. Premieres Oct. 25 at 10pm.
It's never too early to start planning your fall TV-watching schedule, right? NBC has announced the fall 2013 premiere dates for its new and returning shows, according to Deadline. READ MORE...
NBC Announces Fall Line-up See which fall shows people are most excited about with our Track-tion infographic » NBC held its network up-fronts this week, announcing series cancellations, renewals, and pick-ups. While I could lament the loss of some shows, (I’m still stinging over the cancellation of Animal Practice ; MONKEY DOCTOR!), and applaud the renewal of others, ( Parks and Recreation , yay!), I prefer to look ahead…to the future! Which is pretty easy to do thanks to some newly released show trailers. There are three new dramas heading our way in the fall, (and a few more later during midseason), and one of them has been sitting in a coffin for what seems like years. I’m speaking, of course, of Dracula , which stars The Tudors’ Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the immortal count in Victorian-era London. While he’s not quite up to the level of hotness as some other TV vamps, he sure knows how to rock a goatee. Ironside is a “re-imagining” of the classic 1960-70’s series starring Raymond Burr as a detective in a wheelchair, fighting crime in San Francisco, (which always seemed like a really sucky place to be a cop-in-a-wheelchair; hills!). This time, the streets are in a more level New York, and Blair Underwood is the wheelchair-bound crime-fighter. James Spader returns to TV in The Blacklist , and to the shock of no one, he’s playing a bad and creepy man. The most wanted man in the world, as a matter of fact. He decides to help out the FBI in finding other high-ranking criminals, but not without a few caveats, (and likely, some ulterior motives). If you’re afraid of pens, don’t watch this trailer. On the comedy front, there are some old names coming back to the TV. First off is Michael J. Fox in the creatively named The Michael J. Fox Show . NBC wanted this show so badly that they ordered a full season before a pilot had ever been made. Hope it lives up to that hype! Sean Hayes, perhaps best know for his Will & Grace days, also has a new series, that also happens to include his name in the title. It’s Sean Saves the World , and he stars as a single father raising a teenage girl, with the help of his nagging mother. It’s a multi-camera comedy with a live audience, and, well, let’s just say, it’s the not the show I’m most looking forward to this fall. Last, (and possibly least), we have Welcome to the Family , a comedy about teenage pregnancy and the dueling families who are forced to like each other when the teens decide to get married. Mary McCormack, Mike O’Malley, Ricardo Chavira, and Justina Machado play the parents, and yes, you’ve seen them all on many other shows prior to this.
Take a first look at NBC’s new series Ironside which premieres this Fall 2013 on Wednesdays at 10pm. In the gritty world of the NYPD, no one’s tougher than Det. Robert Ironside (Blair Underwood, “The Event,” “In Treatment”). He’s a fearless cop who won’t stop until the guilty are brought to justice. He and his trusted, handpicked team of specialists — Virgil (Pablo Schreiber, “The Wire” “Lights Out”), Holly (Spencer Grammer, “Greek,” “As the World Turns”) and Teddy (Neal Bledsoe, “Smash,” “Ugly Betty”), as well as his former partner Gary (Brent Sexton, “The Killing”) and boss, Det. Ed Rollins (Kenneth Choi, “Sons of Anarchy”) — will do whatever it takes to solve New York’s most difficult and notorious crimes. As a detective, Ironside’s instincts are second to none, and those around him have to stay on their toes if they want to keep up because when his spine was shattered by a bullet two years ago, Ironside swore he’d never let a wheelchair slow him down. READ MORE...