A new Kojak series debuted on the USA Network cable channel on March 2005 and on ITV4 in the UK. In this "reimagined" version, Ving Rhames, an African-American actor, portrays the character. The bald head, lollipops, and "Who loves ya, baby?" catchphrase remained in intact, but little else remained from the 1973 original. The series lasted one season due to poor ratings.