Production Halted on NBC’s Outlaw


It's a mixed verdict for the new Jimmy Smits legal drama Outlaw: NBC is halting production on the low-rated show, but keeping it on the air — for now. The Peacock is placing the show on what insiders are terming a "temporary production hiatus," which means filming of future episodes will cease, but could yet start up again in the future. Right now, NBC's game plan is to keep airing Outlaw — produced by Conan O'Brien's Conaco — Fridays at 10 p.m. and see if ratings stabilize or uptick at all over the next few weeks. Five episodes are in the can, so a decision doesn't have to be made immediately. If there's no improvement, or numbers go down, NBC will likely move on by the time November sweeps rolls around. Still no word on other possible schedule changes at the network, such as a shift of The Apprentice from Thursday nights.