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Pilot for Passed-Over TV Project Will Air as a Movie Deadline

The pilot for a drama that was passed over by FX as a television series will now air on the network as an original movie, Nellie Andreeva writes on Deadline.com.

The decision comes two years after FX greenlighted the pilot for "Outlaw Country," and almost a year after the network passed on the drama, the story adds.

The pilot will air Friday at 10 p.m. as an FX Original Movie, following a rebroadcast of the Oscar-winning drama "The Departed."

Andreeva writes: "I hear the pilot came in long, at about an hour and a half, making it suitable to air as a movie. This is a rare public broadcast of a busted pilot not developed as a backdoor movie, as they normally never see the light of day.”

The pilot, a crime thriller and family drama set in Nashville, stars Luke Grimes, Haley Bennett, Mary Steenburgen and John Hawkes.