TODAY | October 02, 2013
>> of that we bring in a cool guy and great actor. blair underwood is here. he is starring in the new nbc series. it's a take on a classic iron side. good to see you.
>> first take a pole. raise your hand if you're old enough to have seen the original ironside on tv.
>> what year was it?
>> it went off the air in '75.
>> that's a good run.
>> great run.
>> it's reimagined.
>> i don't say remake because it was so incredible and has been done. so this is new york city number one. the original is san francisco . it's me. it's 2013 so it's edgier. it's faster. it's grittier and it's fun stuff, man.
>> and you updated the character as well. it seems like there's more dementions to his life.
>> he gets some action.
>> look at you. he loves the lay dis.
>> and the ladies love him.
>> let's hope so. the thing is what made the original so great is that he was quick in thinking and his reasoning. he was an incredible detective. that's what he is.
>> shoot this differently. speaking of the wheelchair, what do you do to give us that from your character.
>> low camera angles. my mother is in a wheelchair and has been for more than a decade and she says my world is 4 feet