NBC stops production on Jimmy Smits drama ‘Outlaw’

NBC has stopped production on its frosh Jimmy Smits drama “Outlaw.”

Series starring Smits as a Supreme Court justice who returns to the private sector as a crusading defense attorney will continue to air in the Friday 10 p.m. slot for at least the next few weeks.

NBC has five completed episodes in the can, on top of the three that have already aired. Peacock said Wednesday it was taking a production hiatus on the show starting Thursday and would evaluate its perf over the next few weeks.

While the final verdict is still out, the show’s long-term prospects look grim barring a big turnaround. “Outlaw” in its most recent outing last week averaged 4.7 million viewers and a 1.0 rating/4 share in the adults 18-49 demo.

“Outlaw” is the first of NBC’s frosh fall crop to halt production.

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— Cynthia Littleton

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  1. Thanks for you sharing articles. I like your articles. In my leisure time, reading is a good method to kill my time. Enjoy your life! Thanks.

  2. Rita Churchwell says:

    I just love Jimmy Smits. I think one of the reasons that this show may not have succeded is because of the “womanizing” and carousing with a different women each week. Fans, woman admirers in particular, don’t want to see their favorite man with other women being flaunted every week. Also, I think, personally, that he should be involved with a woman of color. He is not a white male by any stretch, and I can’t understand why he is never cast opposite an African/American female or a Latina female. WHAT’S UP WITH THAT????????

  3. shelia says:

    i think that this show is great and it should not go off all this junk thats on please finally keep a good show on

  4. brutony says:

    Just put it out of its misery already!

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