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CBS to bring back "The Rifleman"


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#1 OFFLINE   phrelin

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:13 PM

From Deadline Hollywood:

CBS has closed deals for The Rifleman, a drama project based on the 1958 Western series about a 1880s widower with a rapid-fire Winchester rifle living on a ranch with his son.

...This is the latest period Western put in development at the broadcast networks this season. Fox has a Wyatt Earp Western penned by John Hlavin, NBC has an untitled Kerry Ehrin project set in the 1880s, ABC has Ron Moore’s Hangtown, set in the early 1900 and David Zabel’s Gunslinger. Additionally, TNT recently gave a pilot order to Bruce C. McKenna and Danny Cannon’s Gateway, set in the 1880s, and the AMC series Hell On Wheels just premiered to strong ratings.


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Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:23 PM

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:25 PM

This only goes to confirm that those in Hollywood have run out of fresh ideas.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:26 PM

But where will they find a guy with a jaw like Chuck Connors?
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:38 PM

while Chuck Connors is impossible to replace, Neal McDonough would be an interesting choice for Lucas mcCain

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:07 PM

while Chuck Connors is impossible to replace, Neal McDonough would be an interesting choice for Lucas mcCain

Interesting....

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...color his hair differently and that could work.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 12:39 AM

This only goes to confirm that those in Hollywood have run out of fresh ideas.

You mean Charlie's Angels didn't do it for you?

Westerns and Private Eyes are due for a huge revival. James Garner's Maverick & Rockford Files would be two I would like to see again.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 12:45 AM

while Chuck Connors is impossible to replace, Neal McDonough would be an interesting choice for Lucas mcCain

He reminds more of the Sugarfoot character played by Will Hutchins - the smart cowboy.

These shows are so old, they don't even need to hire new writers. They can use the same scripts.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 01:44 AM

These shows are so old, they don't even need to hire new writers. They can use the same scripts.

The ones on the cable channels would have to replace the "dag nabbits" with more colorful language.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 05:28 AM

And what about the role of Marshall Micha Torrance played by Paul Fix? Another big pair of boots to fill. Kevin Conway comes to mind.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:38 AM

Glad to hear there are some more Western's in the pipeline. Impressed thus far with Hell on Wheels.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:51 AM

Pau! Pau!!

It always cracked me up how, on Branded, there would be so many times that Connors would amble into a town, minding his own business, but someone would spot him and say, "Look! That's the Coward of Bitter Creek!", and all the bullies would riducule and pick on him because, well, he's a coward. Someone said so. The idea that a bunch of punks would take it upon themselves to roust a guy who's six feet, six inches tall, weighs 230 pounds and is as fit as the former profesional athlete that he, just because he has been "branded" a coward, always struck me as silly.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 01:17 PM

You mean Charlie's Angels didn't do it for you?

Westerns and Private Eyes are due for a huge revival. James Garner's Maverick & Rockford Files would be two I would like to see again.


I'd just like to see the final season of Deadwood.;)
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 04:17 PM

Dolph Lundgren has the looks not sure about the voice though.
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 05:18 PM

Westerns and Private Eyes are due for a huge revival. James Garner's Maverick & Rockford Files would be two I would like to see again.


Yeah, other than a few cable networks, there haven't really been much in the Western genre in a long time.

I'd also love to see someone reboot Police Woman. Angie Dickenson was hot! :grin:
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 06:26 PM

Yeah, other than a few cable networks, there haven't really been much in the Western genre in a long time.

I'd also love to see someone reboot Police Woman. Angie Dickenson was hot! :grin:

Just don't have NBC do it and name it Prime Suspect.
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 05:05 PM

That shot of Angie's bare legs coming down the stairs in the opening credits made a significant impression on me when I was just a young lad. I think that was my favorite part of the show. ;)
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 05:41 PM

These shows are so old, they don't even need to hire new writers. They can use the same scripts.

They'll still have to shorten them up to fit in all of the commercials.

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