Jimmy Smits is returning to NBC to star in a new series, according to the network’s recent announcement. Smits, whose recent TV stints included CBS’ Cane and Showtime’s Dexter will play a former Supreme Court justice in Outlaw.

The series follows Cyrus Garza (Smits), a Supreme Court justice who starts to see the flaws in the system and quits his job to go back to practicing law by representing the little guy. Smits’ last role on an NBC series was Congressman Matt Santos in the final seasons of The West Wing.

According to NBC's fall schedule, Outlaw is set to air on Fridays starting this fall.

Below is NBC’s description for the series.

Starring Emmy Award winner Jimmy Smits (NYPD Blue, West Wing), Outlaw is a new drama from executive producer John Eisendrath (Alias, Felicity, Playmakers). Cyrus Garza (Smits) is a Supreme Court justice who abruptly quits the high-level position. A playboy and a gambler, Garza had always adhered to a strict interpretation of the law until he realized the system he believed in was flawed. Now that he's quit the bench and returned to private practice, he's determined to represent "the little guy" and use his inside knowledge of the justice system to take on today's biggest legal cases -- and he's making plenty of powerful people unhappy along the way. Jesse Bradford (West Wing), Carly Pope (24), Ellen Woglom (Californication) and David Ramsey (Dexter) also star.

Outlaw is a Universal Media Studios production along with Conaco productions. Eisendrath is executive producer along with Terry George (Hotel Rwanda, Reservation Road), Conan O'Brien, Jeff Ross and David Kissinger (Andy Barker, P.I.). Outlaw is written by Eisendrath and directed by George.

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