That Was Quick: Shows With Black Leads That Weren’t Given A Chance Before They Were Canceled

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While the original Raymond Burr-led Ironside series – which ran from 1967-1975 – was a hit, the revamped version? Not so much. This time around, Ironside returned to NBC with Blair Underwood, where he starred as a veteran police officer who is paralyzed after being shot on the line of duty. Sadly, the show was given the boot by the network after ONLY three weeks.

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