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Blair Underwood stars in remake of 'Ironside'

Blair Underwood stars in remake of 'Ironside'

The hands tell the story.

Blair Underwood, walking the Studio City set of NBC's update of its '60s police procedural "Ironside," held his out for inspection. Clearly, they've been in circulation — slightly worn and toughened. A symptom of taking on the long-established character of the wheelchair-bound detective, Robert T. Ironside. "These puppies know their way around a tire," he said.

Underwood has done his own turning — in television. It's hard not to have seen the 49-year-old actor in one series or another in just the last decade. Harder to find him in a role without a bit of swagger. He's played a hunky doctor on "Sex and the City," a hunky...

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