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‘Outlaw’ — Conan’s Final Joke at NBC’s Expense

The news that NBC has effectively canceled “Outlaw” — the drama starring Jimmy Smits, and produced by Conan O’Brien’s company, Conaco — closes a chapter on the latenight host’s relationship with the network.

It also made me think about what I wrote about the series in my initial review regarding its production auspices:

Inasmuch as the show comes from Conan O’Brien’s production company, Conaco, a conspiracy theorist might conclude leaving “Outlaw” behind represents his final F-you to the network — a behind-the-scenes footnote, frankly, more interesting than anything in the actual show.

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