Quick, break out the typewriter.
The reboot will feature Oscar winner Octavia Spencer in the starring role of everyone's favorite author/super-sleuth made iconic by Angela Lansbury, the network confirmed the news first reported by Deadline. In the contemporary version, Spencer is a hospital administrator and amateur detective who self-publishes (naturally!) her first mystery novel.
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Let's just hope the re-imagining has better luck than the network's most recent revival, "Ironside." The cop drama, which featured Blair Underwood in the Raymond Burr role, was canceled after four episodes. And we all remember the fiasco with
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OK, cool. But on to more important matters: Can we keep the retro theme song?