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Law & Order
NBC and TNT have apparently set up meetings to discuss the possibility of the original flagship show moving to the cable network reports Deadline.

The move would allow the series to achieve a record-breaking twenty-first season and would also likely include deals for more repeats of the show to run on TNT where they have had good success.

BBC One and Kudos (“Hustle,” “Spooks”) are developing the eight-episode sci-fi drama “Outcasts” reports The Press Association.

Ben Richards created the series set on the fictional life-sustaining planet Carpathia in 2040, home to the surviving population from Earth.

The story kicks off on the day the last known transporter from Earth arrives, carrying with it a would-be leader who could rock the fragile and precarious equilibrium of the fresh, unified and courageous new world.

Eric Mabius (“Ugly Betty”), Hermione Norris (“Spooks”), Jamie Bamber (“Battlestar Galactica”), Daniel Mays (“Ashes to Ashes”), Langley Kirkwood (“Generation Kill”), Amy Mason (“Being Human”), Liam Cunningham (“Clash of the Titans”) and Jeanne Kietzmann star.

Filming is currently underway in South Africa and the series will premiere towards the end of the year.

USA Network
USA Network, home of the likes of “Burn Notice” and “Royal Pains”, has greenlit two new pilots to be shot this summer. The first, “Necessary Roughness”, features a tough, divorced female sports therapist as the protagonist.

The second is “A Legal Mind” which revolves around a brilliant young man who gets a job at a big corporate law firm without having his college degree. “Bourne Identity” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” director Doug Liman serves as an executive producer.