This is the first time I’ve heard about this, but apparently NBC has plans for a remake of The Rockford Files to appear in the fall season—with Dermot Mulroney as the private eye icon essayed originally by TDOY god James Garner. According to this, however, the defiling of Garner’s legacy has come to a screeching halt…as thousands rejoice across the Internets. (Sadly, it would appear to be only a temporary reprieve.)
In addition, Stephen Bowie has a fascinating interview (part one in a series) with character great Jason Wingreen at his Classic TV History Blog that I cannot recommend highly enough. Wingreen is a familiar face from a myriad of movies and television shows (his best-known gig is probably that of bartender Harry Snowden on both All in the Family and Archie Bunker’s Place) and as should be expected has a wealth of stories and anecdotes to tell (my favorite is the Boris Karloff-Helen Hayes incident).