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.
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) Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/2008 Getty Images