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'Outlaws' done

OUTLAW Preview aired Sept. 15, 10 p.m., NBC

OUTLAW
Preview aired Sept. 15, 10 p.m., NBC
I didn't think I could go an entire hour with my mouth hanging open in stunned disbelief. I was wrong. Jimmy Smits stars as a ramblin'-gamblin' U.S. Supreme Court member, in serious hock to his bookie, who's so outraged by miscarriages of justice that he quits his trivial 1-of-9 bench gig to become a crusading defense attorney fighting for the underdog. (Whew, I'm thirsty.) Photo Credit: NBC

NBC has stopped production on "Outlaws," and that -- as they say -- is that. When productions are stopped, they never come back. Therefore, an actual official "cancellation" or "on hiatus" notice is a mere formality. Variety reported this a short while ago, noting that at least two more episodes were in the can.

 Yes, this is too bad: You never want to see people thrown out of work, but the pilot had so many serious problems that you have to wonder why -- or how -- NBC missed them in the first place.

 
 

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