Ironside (2013)

Ironside TV show on NBCNetwork: NBC
Episodes: Nine but five unaired (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: October 2, 2013 — October 23, 2013
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Blair Underwood, Pablo Schreiber, Spencer Grammer, Neal Bledsoe, Kenneth Choi, and Brent Sexton.

TV show description:      
On this police drama, no one’s tougher than NYPD Detective Robert Ironside (Blair Underwood). A brilliant, tough-as-nails detective who lives and plays by his own rules, Ironside is fearless and his instincts are second to none. When his spine was shattered by a bullet two years ago, he swore he’d never let a wheelchair slow him down.

Ironside and his trusted, handpicked team of detectives each offer a unique background, perspective and skill set. That seems only natural since those around him have to stay on their toes if they want to keep up.

Virgil (Pablo Schreiber) is a man who wrestles with the dichotomy of being one of NYPD’s toughest cops in the city, while also being a loving family man. At home, he teaches life lessons to his children but he doesn’t exactly follow those same guidelines in the line of duty.

Holly (Spencer Grammer) is a strong and feisty detective who loves the rush of being undercover and the danger that goes with the job. She also has mysterious family ties to the Brooklyn underworld.

Meanwhile, Teddy (Neal Bledsoe) is a rich, highly-educated young cop who has never been good with authority. He’s connected in a way that only those born who’ve been into wealth enjoy or understand.

Their boss is Captain Ed Rollins (Kenneth Choi). A calm and pragmatic man, he handles situations with a level head and cool demeanor. He and Ironside share a mutual respect and admiration for one another — despite their push-pull relationship.

Gary Stanton (Brent Sexton) is Ironside’s scrappy ex-partner and a hard-nosed detective. He marvels at Ironside’s will and ability to piece together his life after being shot.

Together, this dedicated and capable group does whatever it takes to solve New York’s most difficult and notorious crimes. They won’t let anything stop them in their pursuit of justice.

Series Finale:     
Episode #9 — Hidden Agenda
A car bombing leaves two people dead and the FBI singles out a problematic Columbia student as the suspect. However, Ironside’s suspicions fall elsewhere and a deadly game of cat and mouse lands himself and the team at risk when the bomber strikes again.
First aired: N/A (released on iTunes on April 8, 2014).


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  1. Annie Brens says


  2. Annie says

    I love this show. Its a shame you should reconsider. For the first time a series that we all can enjoy. WOW……..

  3. Shannon says

    Dear NBC…you should realize that some TV viewers actually have intelligence. We would prefer a show like this rather than all the reality junk you program all the time. Looks like your ratings would give you a clue. If your execs were over the age of 12 they might know to give a quality show such as this one a little longer than 3 episodes to catch fire. After all, most of us have gotten used to not watching your network and it takes us a little time to notice you actually have a show worth watching. This could turn into your NCIS if you would give it a chance and program it in a decent time slot.

    • Janet , NewJersey says

      I agree Shannon. I thought at first it was off for a couple of weeks. But now I know it was cancelled. Badnews. A fabulous show. A cop in a wheelchair. Great tv. Of course I am 72 yrs old so I remember the original wioth Raymond Burr. This tops it.
      Blair Underwood was doing a fabulous job with the part. He is a great actor. I love everything he does. Bad new NBC. You lost with this one.

  4. CRC says

    I waited for this series to premiere and now it’s been cancelled?! S****t that really sucks!!!! I looked foward to watch each episode and now this?!!! What the?!!

  5. Mollie says

    Way to go nbc… Just like you to cancel a good show… you seldom give good shows a chance which is why you have so few hits. Again, Shame on you …. Blair Underwood is a great actor and we see too little of him… I seldom watch nbc because you have a bad track record…. just as we get interested in a show… you cancel.

  6. Donna says

    Please bring this show back. Blair Underwood is a fine actor and did a superb job in this. Why was it cancelled? Get rid of some of the reality shows and stupid comedies and please bring this back again.

  7. lyn deckman says

    This show is better than 75 percent of what is on tv currently.
    It was one of our favorite new shows. I can’t believe NBC cancelled it. Please reconsider.

  8. says

    I think this show had potential, but it was doomed from the start. Don’t ever put a new show up against a standing regular. ‘CSI’ was great but it is loosing steam, and it should have been sent to the TV grave yard a year ago. I never missed an episode, now I am looking for something new. I thought ‘Ironside’ would be the ticket. But noooooo, the powers that be just had to kill it when they knew right from the start; with the time slot it was in; it started out on life support. Shame on you! ‘CSI’ is like a nice pair of old slippers that one refuses to get rid of until they either fall apart or you break your neck. That being said I am happy that I have a nice film library so that when my last few shows go bye bye, I will have something to watch, then the evil powers that be will not be able to pull an’ Outer Limits’ and control my viewing.

  9. Miss B says

    It has not been given a chance– it needs more time. It is interesting that all the bad and stupid tv series have been given opportunities and stays on tv but something decent will not stand a chance.

    • Larry says

      Right no Miss B and Andrew Walters….it seems the junk stays on TV all the time and anything good or decent doesn’t have a chance. But then again I have always thought the execs of TV land have their pockets lined well with the advertisers and screw the public. So in other words they really do not care as long as they are well taken care of.

  10. Steve says

    This was a great show. Mr. Underwood finally got a series that let him shine. Expectations may have been for something like the old series, but this one has a fresh cast, decent acting, and while the “desired demographics” might not have been there, this is truly a mistake to cancel. I record everything, then watch. This one, i actually watch first each week. What a waste. At least when a series is cancelled, you should let the backstory be known. Makes you not want to start watching anything when you cancel it that quickly. Cancel when you get a ton of request to cancel because it’s lousy. Don’t cancel because of the wrong demographic.

  11. Larry says

    This show should not be cancelled. Give it more time. Let the public see more. And look at the percentage points. You are not giving it a chance AT ALL. Thanks.

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