Alan Tudyk Signs on for The Rockford Files

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No offense to Dermot Mulroney, but his casting as the lead role in NBC's The Rockford Files didn't get us too excited about this remake.

This casting note, however, changes that: Alan Tudyk has landed a key role this update of the classic 1970s series.

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Tudyk - who got his big break on Firefly and was most recently seen on V -  will play Detective Dennis Becker, a pal of Rockford's who is  embarrassed by his connection because all the other cops hate the private investigator.

This remake will be produced by House creator David Shore. It features Mulroney as Jim Rockford, someone that is "slightly crumpled, wry humored, cynical, world weary, compassionate when it's called for and easily irritated by morons," according to a press release.

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