Blair Underwood back on TV in ‘Ironside’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Blair Underwood is returning to series television in a remake of “Ironside,” which shares few similarities with the original series that starred Raymond Burr.

The character’s name and job as a detective is the same, and he uses a wheelchair after being paralyzed from the waist down.

The original series, set in San Francisco, ran on NBC from 1967-75.