We’ve known for weeks that Dermot Mulroney will star in NBC’s remake of the 70′s TV show, “The Rockford Files,” and so far the response has been luke warm. Joining him on the series will be Alan Tudyk as LAPD sergeant Dennis Becker, who was originally played by Joe Santos, and now we’re hearing Beau Bridges has been tapped to play Rockford’s dad.

Bridges, who is the older brother of Oscar winner Jeff Bridges will star in the “Rockford” reboot as Rocky the father and best friend to Jim. His character, has been a truck driver for thirty years and always helps his son in tough situations, though he tends to offer a commentary that Jim doesn’t always appreciate. The role was played by Noah Beery Jr. in the original series.

This will mark Bridges return to the peacock network following his stint as a father on the NBC comedy, “My Name is Earl.” He earned an Emmy nomination for his recurring role as Jason Lee’s dad Carl, and now he’s back to do it again. The show will be executive produced and written by “House” creator David Shore, which means it might not be that bad.

Are you looking forward to the cast of the Rockford reboot? Will you watch?

Source: THR