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'Rockford Files'

Original air dates: 1974-1980 Remake's air dates: NBC ordered this pilot for 2010 "House" creator/executive producer David Shore has signed on to put a modern spin on James Garner's ex-con-turned-P.I. The "Rockford" pilot script “definitely has the panache of the old show,” says Stephen J. Cannell, who with Roy Huggins created the first show. “The writing is funny. They have a sense for the character, a sense for what ‘Rockford’ was.” But Shore is “looking at it as a completely fresh thing — (which is) exactly the right way to do it.” NBC
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