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Jimmy Smits Talks New Role on Courtroom Drama 'Outlaw' (VIDEO)

Jimmy Smits returns to NBC in the courtroom drama 'Outlaw,' playing a U.S. Supreme Court justice who leaves the bench to practice law. Smits said on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM ET on NBC) that he was drawn to the role because the character has depth and is deeply flawed....

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Jimmy Smits to helm Latino family drama on CBS

Is Hollywood finally waking up and smelling the census report? Add to the growing list of shows centered around Latino families CBS' Los Duques. Starring Jimmy Smits, who also serves as the program's executive producer, the show focuses on the Duques, a powerful South Florida family of rum merchants. In typical telenovela fashion, the family's ailing patriarch leaves control of the company to an outsider, Smits' character Alex Vega. Smits' production company El Sendero has two additional projects set up at FX and ABC. The FX program, The Inside, focuses on a former Special Forces operative who gives up his identity to infiltrate a drug cartel. The ABC project is an epic miniseries about immigration told through several interconnected storylines. The miniseries will be written and directed by Gregory Nava, who directed Smits in the feature film My Family/Mi Familia....

Jimmy Smits Back in Court on New NBC Drama

Jimmy Smits played a congressman who became president on 'The West Wing' in 2006, and now, he's slated to return to TV drama as a Supreme Court Justice who becomes a lawyer. Smits, who came to prominence in the '80s as one of an office full of hunky lawyers on 'LA Law,' is back with a new legal drama -- this time, NBC's untitled drama pilot from Conan O'Brien's production firm, Conaco, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Smits will star as a "by-the-book" Supreme Court justice who excuses himself from the bench to go into private practice and fight constitutional injustices. The NBC pilot is co-produced by John Eisendrath, who produced such hits as 'Beverly Hills, 90210' and 'Felicity.'...

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Jimmy Smits Returns to Court on 'Outlaw'

Jimmy Smits has had a long and varied career on the stage, the big screen and the small screen. He's done everything from 'Star Wars' to 'Pee Wee's Playhouse' to last year's 'God of Carnage' on Broadway. But he also keeps returning to the law, as a senator, lawyer or cop. On NBC's new drama, 'Outlaw' (special premiere preview tonight, 10PM ET), Smits returns to the well again as a Supreme Court justice who leaves the bench for private practice when faced with the possibility of keeping an innocent man in jail. 'Outlaw' is a mix of serious issues and light comedy, of legal procedure and personal drama, and the charismatic Smits is its soul and focus, similar to Hugh Laurie in 'House.' ...

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Jimmy Smits Goes from 'Outlaw' to Mayor of LA in New NBC Drama

Jimmy Smits just can't stay way from fictional authority figures: He's played cops, lawyers, a Senator from Alderaan and, most recently a judge. Now, it's been announced that his next TV role will be Mayor of Los Angeles. According to Deadline.com, Smits has signed on for the last major lead role in Stephen ('Traffic') Gaghan's new drama for NBC. Formerly known as 'S.I.L.A.,' the as-of-now untitled project is described as a complex ensemble drama in the style of 'Traffic' and 'Syriana' set in the world of crime, law enforcement and politics in sprawling modern-day Los Angeles. Smits will portray the pivotal character of Los Angeles Mayor Alfonso Morales, who's described as a man full of ambition who cares deeply about his city, power and women, but not necessarily in that order....

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Jimmy Smits Returning to TV in NBC Legal Drama

Is it a step down for Jimmy Smits that he'll only be a Supreme Court Justice in a new NBC pilot? Some might think so since his last stint on NBC was as Congressman Matt Santos who became the President of the United States on the last season of 'The West Wing.' However, in the pilot that John Eisendrath is putting together, Jimmy Smits has agreed to play a judge for NBC. Not any judge. The character is a strict interpreter of the constitution, a 'by the book' Supreme Court Justice (there are only nine at any one time), who steps down from the bench so he can return to the law as an attorney who specializes in fighting constitutional injustices....

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Talk Talk: George Clooney, Jimmy Smits, George Saunders

Here's who's sitting down on the couch on the late night shows tonight. Charlie Rose: John F. Burns The Daily Show: Vicente Fox The Colbert Report: George Saunders The Late Show With David Letterman: George Clooney and Kid Rock Jay Leno: Ben Affleck, Jim Norton, and The Shins Jimmy Kimmel Live: Denis Leary, Modest Mouse, and Charlie Day (repeat) Tavis Smiley: Jimmy Smits and John Dean Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Joaquin Phoenix, Jim Gaffigan, and Paramore The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Jimmy Smits, Michelle Monaghan, and Shout Out Louds Last Call With Carson Daly; Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, and Mat Kearny (repeat) ...

Jimmy Smits Gushes Over Singer Jackie Evancho, Says She's "Like an Angel" (VIDEO)

We still kind of feel like 10-year-old opera singer Jackie Evancho should have won this year's 'America's Got Talent.' But whether you supported Jackie or not, the new 'Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC) makes one thing clear -- actor Jimmy Smits is a big, big fan. Smits and Evancho both showed up to chat with Jay Leno, and Jimmy revealed that he had been in the audience for one of Jackie's previous performances. He gushed with admiration for the pint-sized singer, saying that she was "like an angel," and adding that she had a "voice from God." Aw -- how sweet....

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Alan Alda for President?

Looks like things might not be as cut and dried on The West Wing as many thought. Since Jimmy Smits is a Democrat on the show, and the administration on the show has always been Democrat, many viewers just assumed that Smits will win this fall's election. Not true. Alda now says that he's available for more episodes than he originally thought, so we might actually see a Republican in the West Wing White House....

Cane -- An early look

Rum, sex and scandal? What's not to love? I'm betting the pitch meeting went something like this: "It's the Latino Godfather." "Can we get Jimmy Smits?" "Yes." "Who do I make the check out to?" What CBS has ended up with is a little less Godfather and a lot more Dallas, but it's still got TV heavyweight Jimmy Smits at its center. That may just be good enough to score CBS a hit....

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Talk Talk: Jamie Foxx, Jimmy Smits, The Rock, 50 Cent

Charlie Rose: TBA The Daily Show: John Bowe The Colbert Report: Thomas Friedman The Late Show With David Letterman: Jamie Foxx, Jimmy Smits, and will.i.am Jay Leno: The Rock, Michelle Ryan, and Diana Krall Jimmy Kimmel Live: Kanye West and Jeff Garlin (repeat) Tavis Smiley: Joe Pantoliano Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Jim Gaffigan and Rilo Kiley The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson: 50 Cent and Emily Deschanel Last Call With Carson Daly: Avril Lavigne and Emma Stone ...

Jimmy Smits joins Dexter

Cane may be gone from the landscape of fictional South Florida, but the actor who starred in that CBS drama seems bound to remain in the Miami area. Emmy-winner Jimmy Smits will be joining the cast of Showtime's Dexter in the new season. Dexter, which stars Michael C. Hall as a serial killer who murders those he feels deserve to die and remains under the radar thanks to his job as a blood-splatter expert in the Miami Police department, was a breakout hit for Showtime. CBS aired slightly-altered episodes of the twisted crime drama earlier this year, in part of fill the schedule holes created by the writers' strike -- and, ironically, the failure of shows like Cane....

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Cane: Family Business

(S01E04) I was pleasantly surprised yet again this week by last night's Cane. The narrative is really starting to gel in both the overarching plot of the season and within individual episodes. Maybe it's wishful thinking but this show could be the Dynasty or Dallas I have been waiting for. Okay, maybe that assessment was premature (I don't want to put that kind of pressure on the Smits), but this episode was great. The show is finally doing a good job of balancing the all the different storylines and making most, if not all, the characters interesting in their own right. For awhile there, it was just Jimmy Smits and his interactions with everyone else....

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A look at four new shows, Shark, and How I Met Your Mother - TCA report

After the executive session, CBS continued immediately with its jam-packed day of press tour, introducing four new shows and taking a look at returning hits Shark and How I Met Your Mother. First up, the all-star cast of Cane, a prime time soap that's been compared to The Sopranos and Dallas, starring Jimmy Smits, Hector Elizondo and Rita Moreno, takes the platform. Smits, who also serves as co-executive producer, stars as Alex, a man who's married to his "sister" (Alex is adopted), prompting executive producer and perpetual funnyman Jonathan Prince to call creator/e.p. Cynthia Cidre -- "Woody." ...

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Cane: The Work of a Business Man

(S01E02) Last night on Cane Alex started his new position as the head of the Duque rum and sugar empire but things aren't business as usual: Alex continued to deal with brewing opposition from his "brother" Frank and had to clean up some loose ends from the murder of Quinones. Some people might say that this show is just Dallas remixed but I love me some classic rich family drama (this drama is spicier because it includes Jimmy Smits and an array of nice suits). Smits certainly makes a good front man for this cast which also includes Hector Elizondo and the incomparable Rita Moreno. For more on last night's episode, click continue reading below. ...

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