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Universal Cable Productions Sells Elmore Leonard Adaptation to NBC

The project, from "Numb3rs" creators Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton, is based on a story from "When the Women Come Out to Dance."

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Universal Cable Productions has sold a project to NBC as it expands its reach to the broadcast networks.

The project comes from Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton, co-creators of CBS' Numb3rs, and is based on a short story from Elmore Leonard's When the Women Come Out to Dance, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. FX's Justified, which just saw co-star Margo Martindale win the supporting actress Emmy this year, was also based on a short story from that same anthology.

The project, the first the studio has sold to corporate sibling NBC, will revolve around a Colombian mail-order bride who moves to Miami and struggles to move on from her past.

UCP produces Lifetime's Against the Wall, Syfy's Eureka and Warehouse 13, as well as USA's In Plain Sight, Psych and Royal Pains.