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House creator David Shore has decided to remake the 1970s private-eye classic. Should fans of the original show be worried?
Jul 30, 2009
NBC Remake Will Reopen The Rockford Files
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Ben Silverman has left NBC, but the network's desire to remake old shows is still going strong. NBC announced its decision to remake the 1970s gumshoe classic The Rockford Files, and they've lined up David Shore, creator of the medical drama House, to do the script. Jim Rockford (played by James Garner) was a well-developed, deeply-flawed ex-con who lived in a mobile home in Malibu. Lucky for viewers, Shore has some experience with character flaws.

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Jul 20, 2014
Maverick and The Rockford Files Star James Garner Is Dead at 86
The legendary actor passed away on Saturday of natural causes.
This week Stargate SG-1 fans relish the release of eight complete seasons of the series packaged in new, slim sets of five discs each. Medium and The Dead Zone materialize on shelves, as does Cheers, Frasier, Beavis and Butt-head, and lots, lots more!
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We know fans of Dog the Bounty Hunter are salivating this week, as the Best of Season Three hits shelves. Classic sleuths enjoy a revival with the release of the sixth season of Magnum, P.I. and season three of The Rockford Files. Those in need of a little female-focused drama won't want to miss Girlfriends: The Complete First Season.
Feb 21, 2007
February 27, 2007 DVD Releases
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The Best of Season Three

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The Complete First Season

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There's a chill in the air, and that means it's the perfect time to stay inside all day (guilt-free) watching these new DVD releases! Enjoy a family favorite like Little House on the Prairie or take in a sophisticated dose of reality with This American Life. No matter which of these fifteen you choose, it will be time well spent.
Jan 21, 2009
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Fans of Family Guy are fired up this week with the release of Blue Harvest. If you've missed The New Adventures of Old Christine, you're in for a treat because the complete first season just hit shelves. Criss Angel Mindfreak and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch team up with the releases of their respective season threes. Don't miss out!
Jan 16, 2008
January 15, 2008 DVD Releases
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Blue Harvest, with collectibles

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Moneyed oceanfront city considers restriction of filming permits. Residents are fed up with inconvenience brought on by an industry that they more than likely work for.
Jul 12, 2005
Malibu's most unwanted: film crews

Members of the city council of Malibu, California, are mulling over whether they should restrict the number of permits they give out each year to film and television companies. The tony beachfront community has traditionally been friendly to the film and TV industries, as many of its residents have made lucrative careers in Hollywood. Now, some members of the town are saying they've had enough of congested streets, noise--day and night--and helicopters flying overhead.

Malibu and its beaches have been integral parts of such television shows as Baywatch, The Rockford Files, and Malibu Shores. Countless music videos have been lensed under its sun-soaked sky, and the reality shows Beach House Party and The Osbournes would have been impossible without Malibu's many mansions.

If the new restrictions are approved, they would curtail the use of helicopters, ban early-morning and late-night filming, and place a limit on the number of ...

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James Garner stars as Jim Rockford, a private investigator who lives and works from his trailer in Malibu, Los Angeles. Jim is an ex-con who had been imprisoned for five years in San Quentin for armed robbery – a crime which he did not commit and was later pardoned. Jim has a quarter page advertisement in the yellow pages, drives a tan Pontiac Firebird and has an answering machine, which plays at the beginning of every episode; "This is Jim Rockford, at the tone leave your name and message and I'll get back to you". A person then leaves a message – which usually has no relevance to the episode but is often humorous. The series also stars Noah Beery Jr as Jim's father Joseph "Rocky" Rockford, a retired truck driver. Rocky offers words of wisdom, advice or even assistance in some episodes. Rocky frequently pressures his son to leave the PI business and take up safer, honest work, such as trucking. Jim also has a close friendship with Dennis Becker, played by Joe Santos. Dennis is a Los Angeles Police Sergeant, later promoted to Lieutenant. Jim uses Dennis get information, police computer checks and often makes him the hero of the case Jim was investigating. Any time Jim is arrested in the first four seasons, he simply calls for his attorney Elizabeth "Beth" Davenport, played by Gretchen Corbett. Jim and Beth had a previous relationship, but remained friends until Beth went off to run her own private practice and later write legal fiction. In her absence Jim turns to John 'Coop' Cooper, played by Bo Hopkins in the fifth season. Coop is a disbarred attorney who specialises in legal research, and gets embroiled in three of Jim's cases. While Jim was in prison, he met Evelyn 'Angel' Martin, wonderfully portrayed by Stuart Margolin. So named because he was always praying the hard cases not to hit him; Angel is sneaky and is always up to something illegal - often involving Jim in his swindles. As part of his parole, he works for his brother-in-law who owns a LA Newspaper. Roy Huggins and Stephen J Cannell created The Rockford Files. The shows production team included Meta Rosenberg, Juanita Bartlett, Chas Floyd Johnson and David Chase, all of whom have had further successful series in later years. First Telecast: September 13, 1974 Last Telecast: July 25, 1980 Episodes: 1 Pilot Movie + 123 Color Episodes & 8 Made-for-TV Movies NBC Broadcast History September 1974 - May 1977; Friday 21:00 June 1977; Friday 20:30 July 1977 - January 1979; Friday 21:00 February - March 1979; Saturday 22:00 April - December 1979; Fridays 21:00 March - April 1980; Thursdays 22:00 June - July 1980; Fridays 21:00 Nielsen Ratings: (Top 25 or Better) #12 in the 1974-1975 Seasonmoreless