Ghost of Raymond Burr, Ironside, in Mamaroneck?
Mamaroneck–Did you see the production van over near Hommocks Ice Rink? We think they’re taping the pilot of a remake of the old 1960’s drama Ironside, this time starring Blair Underwood.
According to the trades, the new Ironside, written by Mike Caleo and produced by Universal TV, “centers on a tough, sexy and acerbic police detective (Underwood) relegated to a wheelchair after a shooting who 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 original Ironside series, (you know you remember!) ran on NBC from 1967 to 1975 with Raymond Burr as the paralyzed Chief of Detectives. Here is the show’s opening sequence to the catchy theme music by Quincy Jones.
photo: Joyce Havinga