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'Ironside' Actor Don Mitchell Dies at 70

He assisted Raymond Burr on the 1970s NBC series and starred in the blaxploitation film "Scream Blacula Scream." Don Mitchell , the aide to the wheelchair-bound Raymond Burr on the 1970s NBC police series Ironside , died Sunday in Encino of natural causes. He was 70. Mitchell played Mark Sanger, an ex-con who is persuaded by Robert T. Ironside to become his driver and assistant after the San Francisco chief of detectives is paralyzed from the waist down by a sniper's bullet.  Read More...   //

Ironside (NBC) Episode 4 “Uptown Murders”

Ironside  episode 4 “Uptown Murders” airs Wednesday, October 23 at 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. Episode Synopsis:  Ironside Episode 4 “Uptown Murders”- Ironside (Blair Underwood) and his team, including Virgil (Pablo Schreiber), Holly (Spencer Grammer) and Teddy (Neal Bledsoe) race the clock to clear the murder of a New York University honor student, before a plea bargain will set a hit man free. In the process, Ironside seeks Gary’s (Brent Sexton) expertise, but being back in that mindset could prove too much for him to handle. Kenneth Choi also stars. Read More... //

TV ratings: 'Toy Story of Terror' scores for ABC Wednesday, ALCS solid for FOX

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013Pixar's first TV special, "Toy Story of Terror," drew pretty strong ratings for ABC Wednesday, helping the network tie for the lead among adults 18-49 in primetime. ABC shared the top spot with FOX, whose coverage of the American League Championship Series continued to bring in solid numbers, and CBS.It was a decent night across the board for the broadcast networks as a number of shows were up a little from their ratings last week. "Arrow," "Modern Family," "Law & Order: SVU" and "Criminal Minds" all rose. The CW's "Tomorrow People" dipped slightly in viewers but improved among the 18- to 34-year-old viewers the network targets.CBS led the night in viewers with 10.1 million and a 6.3 rating/10 share in households. FOX (8.1 million, 5.1/8) finished second, pending adjustments for its live telecast. ABC took third with 7.5 million viewers and a 4.5/7. NBC (5.9 million, 3.8/6) came... //

IRONSIDE: Neal Bledsoe Sheds Some Light on Teddy

IRONSIDE has shed a fair amount of light on the show’s title character in the first couple episode, but tonight’s episode will start expanding the role of the team so we can learn more about what makes them tick. First up, a little more insight on Neal Bledsoe’s Teddy. (Series star Blair Underwood is affectionately [...] //

‘Ironside’ and ‘Welcome to the Family’ Cancelled by NBC

NBC has dropped the ax on two of their freshman series today. After just three episodes, NBC is dropping their  Ironside  remake starring Blair Underwood. One more episode will air this Wednesday, October 23rd at 10PM, before the timeslot is taken over by  Law & Order: SVU  reruns, Dateline and holiday specials until  Chicago P.D.  premieres in January. Read More... //  

Ironside (NBC) Episode 3 “Action”

Ironside  episode 3 “Action” airs Wednesday, October 16 at 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. Episode Synopsis:  Ironside Episode 3 “Action”- After Ironside (Blair Underwood) and Holly (Spencer Grammer) break up the robbery of a high-end poker game, the trail leads to a poker pro with a drug habit. Meanwhile, Ironside must decide how much faith to put in Teddy (Neal Bledsoe) during his first undercover assignment. Pablo Schreiber, Kenneth Choi and Brent Sexton also star. Read More... //

Ironside (NBC) Episode 2 “Sleeping Dogs”

Ironside  episode 2 “Sleeping Dogs” airs Wednesday, October 9 at 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. Episode Synopsis:  Ironside Episode 2 “Sleeping Dogs”- Teenager Nicole Holt (guest star Skyler Day) and Chris Ellis (guest star Brad Beyer) are questioned after witnessing a slashing, but the duo lies about how much they saw — and who they really are. While Virgil (Pablo Schreiber) and Teddy (Neal Bledsoe) are on the serial killer’s trail, Ironside (Blair Underwood) and Holly (Spencer Grammer) investigate a case-within-a-case when they uncover the teenager went missing as a child. Kenneth Choi and Brent Sexton also star. Read More... //

'Ironside' series premiere: Will you keep watching Blair Underwood's return to TV?

Blair Underwood's new NBC series "Ironside" has finally premiered Wednesday night (Oct. 2). The cop drama follows the titular character, Detective Robert Ironside, as he continues to work for the police after a traumatic shooting that left him in a wheelchair. Ironside constantly bucks authority and fights crime his own way, and in the pilot he ultimately chooses to investigate a case to punish those responsible for a woman's suicide despite the fact he had realized her death wasn't a murder. It's Ironside himself who is the most interesting part of the show's pilot. It's eventually revealed that his former partner Gary Stanton (Brent Sexton) who hit Ironside with friendly fire and left him injured. Though it hasn't kept Ironside from the field, it's clear that he's dealing with some demons from that accident. Maybe that is what caused him to take such a dark turn and walk the line between being a risk-taking detective... //

'Ironside': Blair Underwood is not a 21st Century Raymond Burr

You may know the name, but you don't know the man. At least not this time.After his long run on "Perry Mason," Raymond Burr established another iconic television character as Robert Ironside, the San Francisco detective chief who conducted investigations from a wheelchair. The chair remains - but virtually everything else is different, including the character's attitude and the New York locale -- as Blair Underwood updates the role and the 1967-75 series when "Ironside" returns to NBC in a new version Wednesday, Oct. 2."I'm so excited about this," says former "L.A. Law" and "Dirty Sexy Money" co-star Underwood, also a producer of the new show, toZap2it. "I get a chance to do the things I love doing ... colors and textures and tones, like the aggressive side that I've had chances to show onstage and in films but not necessarily on network television. It's nice to be able to do it on this platform, but... //

Ironside (NBC) Interviews: What To Expect

NBC’s remake of the 1960s television series  Ironside  is ready to launch tonight. But before the premiere, the series along with its cast members and producers made the trip to the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles to present the pilot of series and take part in panel. Read More... //