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In Other TV News: Rockford's Return and Feminist Porn

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I’m going to be doing some non-press-tour business today, so not sure how much tour-blogging I’ll manage. In the meantime, here are a few tidbits from elsewhere: 

* How do you know that Ben Silverman is leaving NBC? The network is still remaking its old shows, but better ones this time. NBC has reported signed up the producer of House to remake The Rockford Files. I’m a big fan of the picaresque ’70s P.I. drama, which starred James Garner as the rogueish Jim Rockford, a detective with friends in low places, and the original show launched TV writers like The Sopranos’ David Chase. I’m skeptical that a network can re-create its laid-back charm in an age of CSI procedurals, but more power to them if they can. 

* Or maybe FX is remaking The Rockford Files? Well, it’s not, but Shield creator Shawn Ryan has hired Donal Logue to star in Terriers, a comedy pilot about a former cop who starts a detective agency with a pal; the pair “solve crimes while trying to avoid danger and responsibility.”

* Diane Keaton is making a comedy series for HBO, starring as a feminist icon who starts a risque magazine for women. As long as Jack Nicholson keeps his paws off her this time, I’m fine with it.

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