October 15, 2010 in Features

Poor ratings moves ‘Outlaw’ to Saturday

Associated Press

The new Jimmy Smits drama “Outlaw” is headed for Saturday night and then oblivion.

The series will air Saturdays at 8 p.m. through Nov. 15, with a pre-emption on Oct. 30, NBC announced. Then the show will be off the network’s schedule.

Ratings for “Outlaw” dwindled on Friday nights after a respectable showing for the first episode, and production has been suspended.

The legal drama had an unlikely premise, with Smits as a U.S. Supreme Court justice who quits the high court to return to private practice.

Erbe back on ‘L&O’

Kathryn Erbe will come back to “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” next year for the drama’s 10th and final season.

Erbe will be reunited with Vincent D’Onofrio, who’s also returning to the crime drama for its last year, the USA Network said.

Series creator Dick Wolf said he’s grateful Erbe agreed to rejoin what he called one of TV’s best detective teams.

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