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    Default NBC set to redo The Rockford Files

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    NBC rewinds 'Rockford'
    Network taps Shore for new take on '70s show
    By CYNTHIA LITTLETON

    Jim Rockford is looking for a comeback.

    NBC, Universal Media Studios and Steve Carell's Carousel Television have tapped "House" creator-exec producer David Shore to shepherd a redo of the classic 1974-80 gumshoe drama that starred James Garner and put Stephen J. Cannell on the map as a writer-producer.

    Garner's Emmy-winning portrayal of the ex-con private eye who lived in a trailer in Malibu (and usually worked as hard to get his clients to pay up as he did on solving cases) turned Jim Rockford into one of the most indelible characters of the smallscreen. Shore said as a fan of the show himself, he's well aware of how high the bar is set for the remake.

    "It's one of the shows that made me want to become a writer," Shore said. "I had no interest in adapting any old stuff, but this was the one exception."

    Shore's just starting to think about an approach to bring "The Rockford Files" into the present day, but he intends to stick with the basic foundation of a private eye in L.A. just trying to make a living.

    "What makes 'Rockford' timeless is that he's vulnerable, he's flawed. He's used to hustling and getting hustled," Shore said. "Sometimes he's a hero and sometimes he runs away."

    The idea for a "Rockford" revival came from Carousel, which inquired about the rights to the Universal TV property after Carousel cut a production pact with Universal Media Studios in January. Laura Lancaster, NBC/UMS' exec veep of drama, knew that Shore was a big "Rockford" buff, and the match was easily made.

    "The minute I heard this I said, 'Let's get it on for midseason' ... but we're going to take our time and get it right," said Angela Bromstad, prexy of primetime entertainment for NBC Entertainment and UMS. "We know that David has the right sensibility as a writer to take on this kind of big character."

    The original "Rockford" was co-created by Cannell and Roy Huggins, a prolific and influential TV scribe who created "Maverick," the offbeat Western that made Garner a star in the late '50s, and "The Fugitive," among other shows.

    "Rockford," which earned the Emmy for drama series in 1978, was a training ground for a number of future biz heavyweights, including scribes David Chase, Juanita Bartlett, Chas. Floyd Johnson and thesps Dennis Dugan and Tom Selleck. Show's strong supporting cast included Noah Beery Jr., Stuart Margolin, Joe Santos and Gretchen Corbett.
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    Uh uh. No, no, no. Nope. No way, no how.


    James Garner is Jim Rockford.

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    Please keep the old theme song!

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    first was when I saw the thread title

    second was after I'd read this far:

    Quote Originally Posted by VegasVic View Post
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    NBC rewinds 'Rockford'
    Network taps Shore for new take on '70s show...
    ...and thought the Shore in question would be Pauly

    The premise would make a new series, but can't they have a different set of characters? As mentioned, James Garner is Jim Rockford, so have the new guy be someone else. I'd be much more open to that, even if they otherwise lifted the episodes page for page from "Rockford" scripts. But not with Pauly Shore!

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    This might seem like an odd reaction, but I say bring it on. Either one of two things will take place: It will be a worthy supplement to the true show, or it will be painfully awful, drawing people to the greatness of the original.

    Either way, it will provoke some network into re-airing the original series, and that more than anything is worth the effort.

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    I agree. I miss seeing that show in syndication because that was a good show. I think everyone's father watched that show and we watched it as well. One of them there win/win situations.

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    All seasons are out on DVD, and just announced today, Volume 1 of the CBS movies from the 90's will be coming out November 3.
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    One person I thought would be a good fit (and since his current show doesn't seem to do much for me anymore, I wouldn't miss it) would be Hugh Laurie. I know Shore is familiar with his work!

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    my first reaction was NONONONONONONO emphatically NO!

    but then I saw the production team attached and thought, well, this could be good.....but James Garner...who I thought of as the ideal man.( have you ever seen Mruphy's Romance? awww) anyway ... Garner is Rockford

    but those character driven 70's shows could be tricky to recast ....McCloud, Columbo, Barnaby Jones, Streets of San Francisco hmmm

    now if they'd just bring back Magnum PI with Tom Selleck,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    my first reaction was NONONONONONONO emphatically NO!

    but then I saw the production team attached and thought, well, this could be good.....but James Garner...who I thought of as the ideal man.( have you ever seen Mruphy's Romance? awww) anyway ... Garner is Rockford

    but those character driven 70's shows could be tricky to recast ....McCloud, Columbo, Barnaby Jones, Streets of San Francisco hmmm

    now if they'd just bring back Magnum PI with Tom Selleck,
    Murphy's Romance is one of the few "chick flicks" that I can stomach, and Garner is the only reason why.

    As for a new version of Rockford, it had better not suck and they better have the car as a 2nd gen Firebird.
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    Nooooooooo! Say this isn't so. Nobody can play Rockface like James Garner did.

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    Please no!!!!!! So much for originality and creativity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    This might seem like an odd reaction, but I say bring it on. Either one of two things will take place: It will be a worthy supplement to the true show, or it will be painfully awful, drawing people to the greatness of the original.

    Either way, it will provoke some network into re-airing the original series, and that more than anything is worth the effort.

    Good points. Mr. Garner was the man (did a great job in "The Great Escape"). He's also a die-hard Raiders fan which makes him even more a stellar guy in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc View Post
    Please no!!!!!! So much for originality and creativity.
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    Go I loved that show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    first was when I saw the thread title

    second was after I'd read this far:



    ...and thought the Shore in question would be Pauly

    The premise would make a new series, but can't they have a different set of characters? As mentioned, James Garner is Jim Rockford, so have the new guy be someone else. I'd be much more open to that, even if they otherwise lifted the episodes page for page from "Rockford" scripts. But not with Pauly Shore!
    SAME FUCKIN THOUGHT.



    I hate the idea of remakes as it is, but having that washed-up ass-basket as Jim Rockford would just be like farting on a piece of shit.
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