The 1970's remake of the police drama “Ironside” (NBC) was seen on Wednesday evenings at 10/9 p.m. The recent episode on Oct. 16, 2013 was called “Action.” NBC has decided to the cancel the TV series after three episodes because of low ratings. “Action” garnered 4.91 million TV viewers plus 1.1 million TV viewers in the all important 18 to 49 age demographic.The show will reportedly run until the end of October.
“Ironside” starred, Pablo Schreiber (Virgil), Blair Underwood (Robert Ironside), Kenneth Choi (Captain Ed Rollins), Brent Sexton (Gary Stanton), Spencer Grammer (Holly) & Neal Bledsoe (Teddy).
“Action” opens with Ironside & his partner named Holly sitting in their car on the street. Several men with masks covering their faces come out onto the sidewalk aiming shot guns. Ironside pushes on the gas peddle & rams the get-away car. Bullets are fired as the men steal a taxicab & drive off. Ironside handles his wheelchair like its' a part of his body. Both him & Holly quickly survey the crime scene.
The room where a dead body is found lies near a poker table. Ironside circles that table in his chair & breaks down an underground high stakes poker game. Each player's position tells them a story on who were the losers & the winner. Teddy & Virgil who are partners interrogate a former NFL football player. They find out that those private poker games are by invitation only.
Ironside sees a personal strife between Virgil & Teddy where Virgil for some reason always protects Teddy. Holly places evidence on a table where Ironside can circle with his wheelchair. Two of the men with masks took off with a whole lot of poker money. Ironside is street smart plus he observes criminals with a magnifying glass. He can also defend himself physically in that wheelchair because it isn't a crutch.
They question a drug addict who has been showing up at these poker games that have been robbed. He is a primary witness & mentions a man named Gus who was at the last two games. Meanwhile - The flash backs show us when Ironside wasn't in his wheelchair. He is walking plus working along side his former partner named Gary.
Teddy & Virgil stake out Gus Benson at the boxing gym that he owns. Teddy takes pictures of Gus & his cronies. Ironside believes that they are going to rob one last poker game. Teddy goes undercover as a high stakes poker player.
The drug addict tells them where the next game is. Can they catch Gus & his partners? Will Teddy's cover be blown? Is he too inexperienced to go undercover? Can Ironside predict where Gus will go if he gets away?