NBC is pulling the plug on Outlaw, a critically-panned legal starring TV vet Jimmy Smits, due to low ratings, network bosses confirmed on Monday.
Outlaw is the third freshman drama to be cancelled this season after Lone Star and My Generation were axed by Fox and ABC, respectively,
Production was halted last week after the show — in which Smits starred as US Supreme Court Justice Cyrus Garza, who abandoned the bench to return to criminal law — consistently performed poorly with viewers. The series has since been removed from NBC’s Friday-night lineup and moved to Saturdays, where the final four episodes will run through Nov. 13.
The failure is unfamiliar terrority for Smits. The actor has appeared in a host of successful small screen hits, including NYPD Blue, The West Wing, and LA Law.
Outlaw will be replaced by the return of the second hour of Dateline.
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