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Steven Seagal Doing ReelzChannel Drama Series

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 23:  Actor Steven Seagal arrives at the 2008 JCPenney Asian Excellence Awards on April 23, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

ReelzChannel, the upstart movie network that took the Kennedys mini-series off the History Channel's hands, is making like the rest of cable and developing its very own original series. The term "original," however, does seem a little generous. While the show is being developed exclusively for Reelz, the series, a drama called True Justice starring Steven Seagal as an undercover cop, isn't exactly a fresh premise, since Seagal showed off his cop skills on his last show, A&E's Lawman, and has been punishing bad guys for his entire career. On the other hand, casting a giant, often-ponytailed reincarnation of a Buddhist Lama to play a master of undercover work ... that's an original take. 

Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/2008 Getty Images