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News Roundup: 'Steven Seagal: Lawman' Returns, 'CSI: NY' Taps 'Melrose Place' Star and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 3rd 2010 6:00PM
Steven SeagalSteven Seagal is back on the job! According to the Live Feed, A&E will air eight episodes of 'Steven Seagal: Lawman' that were previously shot starting Oct. 6 at 10PM.

In April, the martial arts star was accused of sexual harassment and production was stalled and he was suspended from the force. The charges were dropped in July. There's no word on whether A&E will produce more episodes of the series.

In other TV news ...

• TV producers McG ('Chuck,' 'Nikita') and Paul Scheuring ('Prison Break') are developing a private investigator series for ABC. The P.I. learned everything he knows from his childhood shows like 'Magnum PI' and 'Simon & Simon'

Nielsen is predicting that 40 percent of new TV homes will be Hispanic. According to the data measurement company it's a 3 percent increase compared to last season. [Live Feed]

'Top Gear' season 15 will premiere on BBC America on Sept. 27. Look for Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz to guest. [BBC America]

• 'Running Wilde,' 'Detroit 1-8-7' will premiere at the New York Television Festival. Also on deck for the Sept. 20-25 festival: 'Short Cuts,' 'Luther' and 'The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.' [Deadline Hollywood]

Thomas Calabro and Helen Slater will guest star on 'CSI: NY.' The 'Melrose Place' along with the 'Supergirl' veteran will play parents searching for their missing son after receiving clues from a mysterious caller. [TV Guide]

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kind of slow on the Top gear front

September 04 2010 at 9:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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