Although you should be warned that it’s not James Garner at the private detective.  Instead, the David Shore penned series will star Dermot Mulroney, who last saw television air time back in 2003 on the series Friends.

The new Jim Rockford is described as “slightly crumpled, wry humored, cynical, world weary, compassionate when it’s called for and easily irritated by morons.”

There’s one odd spot in the whole series that I see at the moment, that I hope doesn’t become the focus in the series; the character will retain his convict past, which played well for Jim when pulling a con, but will also have a background as a cop.  This last part is the trait we never saw in the original 1970s series, and like I said, I hope it doesn’t become the focus of the show.

via THR

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  1. Slappy
    March 1, 2010 at 5:32 pm — Reply

    Did people actually watch that show besides my mother when it was first on?
    Why would they ever redo the Rockford Files other than having a complete lack of imagination, and desperation to put something on TV.

    • March 1, 2010 at 11:29 pm — Reply

      Slappy, this was one of the best shows on television during the 70s and 80s, and the tales still stand up today. They’d be idiots NOT to want to remake this series.

      • Slappy
        March 2, 2010 at 4:23 am — Reply

        Kidding on that one. I enjoy the show when I can watch it. I just fear
        1. Dermot Mulroney won’t live up to the legend.
        2. Like most remakes of an old series, thry will water the content down with the over analysis of test groups to bring a lukewarm series that will last a season or two only two be forgotten.

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