The ROCKFORD FILES remake first mentioned here last summer is moving ahead with the casting of 46-year-old actor Dermot Mulroney as Jim Rockford. (Click the title of this post for the story.) The pilot begins filming in a few weeks.
Pause while I roll my eyes...
Why can't they cast Mulroney in his own original detective show? This is pure laziness on the part of the producers, attempting to cash in on a name that means a great deal to many TV fans.
Paraphrasing what I said last summer, in some cases remakes have their place, but this show deserves to die an instantaneous death.
There is only one Jim Rockford, and there will only ever be one Jim Rockford, and it's not Dermot Mulroney.