I do not like remakes. I cannot think of one movie, tv show, tv-to-movie, etc., that was anywhere near as good as the original. If you want to see a classic, watch the original. And, with the advent of DVD's, we can now do so.
The latest attempt by NBC is a new The Rockford Files. Again, watch the original. It is out on DVD. It had a perfect cast. Who can replace James Garner as Jim Rockford? They have chosen Dermot Mulroney, admittedly not my favorite actor. Other sites have suggested that the only good choice would be Josh Holloway. I tend to agree that he'd be the best neo-Rockford, but I'd rather see him in something original.
The only thing that may prompt me to take a look at this show is the addition of Alan Tudyk to the cast in the role originated by Joe Santos.