Ironside is an American police procedural television series created by Collier Young as a remake of the 1960s television series Ironside which revolves around a tough, sexy but acerbic police detective using a wheelchair after a shooting who is hardly limited by his disability as he pushes and prods his hand-picked team to solve the most difficult cases in the city.
The series aired in the USA on NBC from 2-23 October, 2013. There are nine hour-long episodes in the series, although only four aired in the USA before the show was cancelled.
Ironside originally aired in South Africa on M-Net (simulcast in HD) from 11 October to 13 December, 2013, on Fridays at 19h30. New episodes broadcast weekly.
In the gritty world of the NYPD, no one's tougher than Det. Robert Ironside (Blair Underwood, In Treatment). He is fearless; his instincts are second to none, and those around him must stay on their toes if they want to keep up.
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.
Comprising the team are Virgil (Pablo Schreiber, The Wire), a man who wrestles with the dichotomy of being one of NYPD's toughest cops in the city, yet a loving family man at home where he imparts life lessons to his children that he does not necessarily follow in the line of duty.
There's also Holly (Spencer Grammer, Greek), a strong, feisty detective who loves the rush of being undercover and the danger that goes with the job and who has mysterious family ties to the Brooklyn underworld; and Teddy (Neal Bledsoe, Smash), a rich, highly-educated young cop who has never been good with authority and is connected in a way that only those born into wealth enjoy.
Their boss, Capt. Ed Rollins (Kenneth Choi, Sons of Anarchy), calm and pragmatic, handles situations with a level head and cool demeanor. He and Ironside share a mutual respect and admiration for each other despite their push-pull relationship.
Also in the mix is Gary (Brent Sexton, The Killing), Ironside's scrappy ex-partner and a hard-nosed detective who 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, and they will stop at nothing in their pursuit of justice.
Ken Sanzel (Numb3rs), Teri Weinberg (The Office), John Fox (The Blacklist), John Davis (I, Robot), Ron West (Man Up!) and David Semel (House) serve as executive producers on the series.
Ironside is from Universal Television in association with Davis Entertainment and Yellow Brick Road Productions.