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Memphis-based ‘Bluff City Law’ picked up by NBC

Jimmy Smits, seen here in another televisiion show, is set to star in "Bluff City Law" on NBC. (Mitch Haaseth/ABC via Getty Images) JIMMY SMITS

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis-based legal drama “Bluff City Law” has been picked up as a series by NBC, according to Linn Sitler with the Memphis Film Commission.

The show stars Jimmy Smits and Caitlyn McGee as lawyers at the center of a high-profile law firm taking on injustice in Memphis. A pilot episode was filmed in the city in February.

Sitler reposted an article from Deadline.com stating that NBC had picked the series, but she said that $10 million was need from the state in order to bring the production to Memphis.

“The $10 million incentive money is the estimated figure from NBCUniversal that they will need based on their projected in-state spend,” Sitler said. “If they spend $55 million, 25-30 percent of that (what the state would rebate) is $10 million approximately.”

She urged Facebook followers to call state lawmakers and Gov. Bill Lee to encourage the state to provide incentives.

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