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March 17, 2011 at 10:56 PM EDT

If you hated NBC’s Outlaw but loved the star, this should come as good news: Jimmy Smits will headline the Peacock’s drama pilot from Stephen Gaghan. He’ll play Los Angeles Mayor Alfonso Morales in the project that’s set in the world of crime, law enforcement, and politics in modern-day Los Angeles. The pilot was previously known as Special Investigations L.A.

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