Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Rockford Files Remake
It's easy to miss in this article on the recent Winter Press Tour for TV critics, but NBC's ordered a pilot for a new version of The Rockford Files. I can't decide if that's heresy or fantastic, but its being created by David Shore (House) has me leaning towards the latter. If it's good, I demand that Magnum pi receive the same treatment.
It hit me the other day what a great time this is to be a fan of the kind of detective shows that I'm a fan of. After too many years of straightforward procedure mysteries like Law & Order and CSI, we're finally getting tons of shows with charismatic detectives solving funky crimes. TV mysteries haven't been this cool since the '70s and early '80s, which is exactly why NBC would be interested in a Rockford remake right now.