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NBC putting 'Outlaw' on production hiatus

outlaw smitsNBC is putting struggling Friday night legal drama "Outlaw" on a production hiatus due to its low ratings.

Here's what that means: The network is suspending production on future episodes, but plans to run its remaining hours of "Outlaw." The network has five more episodes in the can. 

If "Outlaw" ratings rise, production could resume.

Given the show's clear trajectory across its mid-week premiere preview episode and two Friday night airings, however, it's unlikely the show will survive in the long term.

The most recent episode drew only 4.7 million viewers and had a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

So far, two new broadcast shows have been canceled in the first two weeks of the season: Fox's "Lone Star" and ABC's "My Generation."