The First TV Program of the Fall Season to be Canceled Will Be…

…NBC’s incredibly ill-advised remake of Ironside, starring Blair Underwood.

Just one question:  Why?

Why on earth would anyone want to remake Ironside?  Don’t get The Curmudgeon wrong:  he loved the old Ironside.  But the premise is such a stretch to begin with, so why rehash it?  Have the major television networks so completely lost the ability to show anything even remotely resembling creativity?  Or are they so incredibly risk-averse that even a sure-to-be-mediocre remake of an old, good, but never highly successful series is better than trying, heaven forbid, something new?

Ironside?  Really?

It’ll never make it to Thanksgiving.  Columbus Day may even be a stretch.

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