So NBC is going to "rewind" Rockford?
Without Garner, it'll just be another lame show done on the cheap
that'll be ignored and trounced in the ratings by some even lamer
reality show. SO YOU WANT TO BE A CELEBRITY SINGING DANCING MILF,
they do Rockford the way it was originally done.
With a truly solid cast, a charismatic, likeable lead (Garner is
simply one of the most universally liked American actors around),
clever and ambitious writers, directors and producers who had genuine
knowledge and affection for the genre, and for the show they were
But if they have all that, why the hell don't they just come up with
their own show?
So far, a couple of novels by Stuart Kaminsky and a string of smarter-
than-most TV movies have failed to diminish our memories, and have in
fact been pretty class acts, treating the original with the respect,
reverence and intelligence it deserves.
But NBC's desperate these days, regularly being trounced by the other
networks and even cable shows, so I don't have as much hope for this
One of the Jonas Brothers as HARRY O?
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