NBC Officially Cancels the Jimmy Smits Series ‘Outlaw’

by | October 11, 2010 at 7:00 PM | TV News

Jimmy Smits of 'Outlaw' (Photo: NBC)

Jimmy Smits of 'Outlaw' (Photo: NBC)


UPDATE: It’s official: NBC has canceled the struggling Jimmy Smits series ‘Outlaw.’

After putting the legal drama on production hiatus last week, the network was waiting to see how it performed in its next outing. Friday night’s episode drew just drew 4.2 million viewers, down another 11% from the previous week, putting the final nail in the coffin.

The four remaining episodes of ‘Outlaw’ will be burned off on Saturdays at 8 p.m. ‘Dateline NBC‘ will air in its place from 9 to 11 p.m. beginning this Friday; the premiere of the new reality series ‘School Pride‘ will air at 8 p.m. to start off the night.

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NBC has halted production on the new Jimmy Smits series ‘Outlaw.’ The Friday night drama has been struggling in the ratings since it debuted in September.

The network said the series was going on hiatus as of October 7, but they would continue to air the five remaining episodes that have already been shot. Based on its performance in the coming weeks, NBC will determine whether or not to officially pull the plug on the legal drama.

UPDATE: On October 11, ‘Outlaw’ was officially canceled, following another anemic outing this past Friday. The four remaining episodes will air Saturdays at 8/7c, effective immediately.

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In its third airing, ‘Outlaw’ averaged 4.7 million viewers and a 1.0/4 share in the adults 18-49 demo, according to Variety.

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