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Outlaw: NBC Shuts Down New Series; Cancelled Next?

OutlawAfter some very lackluster ratings, NBC is shutting down production on Outlaw. Is it the next to be cancelled?

The Outlaw TV show follows the crusades of a Supreme Court Justice (Jimmy Smits) who decides to step down and go back to being a lawyer to fight injustices. The NBC series also stars Carly Pope, David Ramsey, Jesse Bradford, and Ellen Woglom.

Outlaw debuted via a special preview on Wednesday September 15th, following the season finale of America’s Got Talent. The series premiere was reasonably sampled with a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 10.68 million viewers.

In its regular timeslot a week and two days later, episode two attracted only a 1.1 rating in the demo and 4.89 million total viewers. Last Friday, Outlaw garnered only a 1.0 rating and 4.72. Though expectations are lower on Friday nights, this performance is terrible.

TV show supportNBC has now shut down production of the series while execs mull over how to proceed. They supposedly want to see how the series performs over the next couple weeks but there’s no reason to expect that the numbers will get any better.

Eight episodes of Outlaw have been produced and five haven’t aired yet. While it seems likely that NBC will air them all at some point, it seems even more likely that Outlaw will be cancelled soon.

What do you think? Do you watch Outlaw on NBC? Do you think the show could be saved? What would you change?

 

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Abby August 27, 2011 at 7:17 pm

I love this show. I think there needs to be more advertising around this show. I remember seeing a preview that the show was to air but nothing after that. I just watch all 8 episodes on Hulu and it left me wanting more. It’s an excellent show with great acting. Additionally, the subject matter covered is fresh and controversial. It would be a shame to cancel this show. Please bring it back for season 2 and air the 5 episodes that were not aired. And, what ever you do, advertise more …be consistent with the time slot. It is often the network that ruins a show by moving it around time slots.

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Michael April 5, 2011 at 9:39 am

I really enjoy thi show hope they keep it going, sometimes it takes time for people to like all the shows airing at the same time. But this would have to be a favourite of mine
this show needs to continue please.

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keeping it real March 2, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I hope NBC don’t canceled OutLaw because it’s a really good show. I watch it along with many of my friends, the only problem I have is that it compete with some of my political programs and I then have to make a decision whether I’m going to watch Outlaw at it’s regular scheduled time, or if I’ll watch it on Comcast.

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maria January 16, 2011 at 8:25 pm

I really enjoyed Outlaw. Jimmy Smitts is awesome. Very disappointed it was cancelled. Problem wasn’t with show but the timeslot it was moved to. Give it a chance on Mon – Thur evening.

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Lilly January 6, 2011 at 11:29 am

I’m very upset about this. Outlaw was my favorite show. I’m not going to watch NBC until outlaw is back on it.

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Suzy December 20, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Please dont cancel this show…we love Jimmy Smith..

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Suzy December 20, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Please bring this show back….we love watching it…very good…must bring back!!
I feel like there is nothing to watch on TV and this was one of the few series we decided to follow..

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