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'Rockford Files' remake in the works

Director J.J. Abrams arrives at a photocall for the film Star Trek in Paris on April 14, 2009. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
Director J.J. Abrams arrives at a photocall for the film "Star Trek" in Paris on April 14, 2009. (UPI Photo/David Silpa) | License Photo

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- NBC has announced plans to remake the 1970s U.S. private detective series "The Rockford Files" and the contemporary British police drama "Prime Suspect."

The announcements for the 2010-11 season were made Sunday by Angela Bromstad, president of prime time entertainment at NBC and Universal Media Studios.

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Bromstad said a thriller called "The Event" and an untitled comedy project starring Adam Corolla are also in the works as are new series from A-list writers and/or producers J.J. Abrams, Jerry Bruckheimer and David E. Kelley.

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