A 75-year-old former sheriff — forced to resign for corruption 15 years ago and “a drinker, womanizer and a father” — is killed. But then he’s brought back to life and has to a) solve his own murder and b) work with a son suddenly older than him.

Look! Tim DeKay! He’s always great. Wish he was in the trailer more.

Back at the start of the year, both ITV and Fox announced Frankenstein-based TV shows. At the time, this Fox one was called Frankenstein. And then The Frankenstein Code. And now it’s being called Lookinglass, which is far more Alice in Wonderland than it is Frankenstein-sounding. The main character has also undergone a name change from “Ray Pritchard” to “Jimmy Pritchard.” But the core story — a second chance at redemption for a morally bankrupt waste of a life — remains intact.

Here’s the official synopsis, via Blastr:

Seventy-five-year-old JIMMY PRITCHARD (guest star Philip Baker Hall, “Modern Family,” “Magnolia”) is a shell of his former self. A drinker, a womanizer and a father who always put work before family, Pritchard was forced to resign as L.A. County Sheriff for corrupt conduct more than a decade ago. Now, some 15 unkind years later, he is killed when he stumbles upon a robbery at the home of FBI Agent DUVAL PRITCHARD (Tim DeKay, “White Collar”), one of his two children. But death is surprisingly short for Jimmy, who is brought back to life by billionaire tech-genius twins MARY GOODWIN (Dilshad Vadsaria, “Revenge”) and her brother, OTTO (Adhir Kalyan, “Rules of Engagement”), founders of the social networking empire, Lookinglass.

That explains the new name of the show, but I think the misspelling of “Looking glass” is going to be as frustrating as trying to remember which Frankenstein show this was.


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