NBC picks up 'Chicago Fire' spinoff, 'Ironside' remake with Blair Underwood and comedy 'Undateable'
NBC is not done picking up new series for next season. The network has added another drama and comedy to the six new shows it had previously ordered.
The latest drama pickup is "Ironside," a remake of the 1960s-70s series about a detective who is paralyzed on the job but continues working. It stars Blair Underwood ("The Event," "In Treatment") in the title role. ( Raymond Burr starred in the original.)
The remake also stars Brent Sexton ("The Killing"), Spencer Grammer ("Greek"), Kenneth Choi ("Sons of Anarchy") and Neal Bledsoe ("Smash"). Michael Caleo ("Rescue Me," "The Sopranos") is the creator.
The newest comedy to join NBC is "Undateable," about two guys ( Chris D'Elia of "Whitney" and comedian Brent Morin) who have in common the uncanny ability to turn women off.
Adam Sztykiel ("Due Date," "Made of Honor") created the show (which is based on a book by Anne Coyle and Ellen Rakieten) and is executive producing with Bill Lawrence ("Cougar Town") and Jeff Ingold.
The cast also includes Bianca Kajlich ("Rules of Engagement"), Briga Heelan ("Cougar Town"), Matthew Wilkas, Ron Funches and Rick Glassman.
NBC will announce its complete schedule for 2013-14 on Sunday (May 12).