Variety Jul 29, 2009
NBC, Universal Media Studios and Steve Carell's Carousel Television have tapped House creator-exec producer David Shore to shepherd a redo of the cla$$ic 1974-80 gumshoe drama that starred James Garner and put Stephen J. Cannell on the map as a writer-producer. ... Shore said as a fan of the show himself, he's well aware of how high the bar is set for the remake. ... Shore's just starting to think about an approach to bring "The Rockford Files" into the present day, but he intends to stick with the basic foundation of a private eye in L.A. just trying to make a living.
"The minute I heard this I said, 'Let's get it on for midseason' ... but we're going to take our time and get it right," said Angela Bromstad, prexy of primetime entertainment for NBC Entertainment and UMS. "We know that David has the right sensibility as a writer to take on this kind of big character."
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