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FX orders two new drama series, adds one to cast of 'Damages'

October 1, 2009 | 11:07 am
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FX has ordered two new drama series, "Terriers" and "Lights Out," for premiere next year.

The light drama "Terriers" stars Donal Logue and Michael Ramond-James as a former cop and his best friend who are endeavoring to start their own detective business. Project reunites FX with "The Shield" creator Shawn Ryan, who executive produces with "Terriers" creator Ted Griffin.

In "Lights Out," Holt McCallany will play an ex-heavyweight boxing champ struggling to reconnect with his family after retiring from the ring. Warren Leight, Justin Zackman, Phillip Noyce and Ross Fineman executive produce. 

"Terriers" will debut this summer, followed by "Lights Out" later in the year.

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News follows a slew of recent series orders at FX. In July, the network greenlighted production of "Lawman," a Western drama for this spring starring Timothy Olyphant based on Elmore Leonard's short story "Fire in the Hole." FX is also readying a trio of comedies, including the animated series "Archer," "The League," about a fantasy football league, and "Louie," starring Louis C.K. 

Elsewhere, the network's "Damages" has added Reiko Aylesworth to the upcoming third season, according to EW.com. She joins new additions Martin Short and Campbell Scott, who were announced last week alongside guest stars Lily Tomlin and Keith Carradine.

-- Denise Martin

Photo: (Top) Hold McCallany in "Lights Out." (Bottom) Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James in "Terriers." Credit: FX

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