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Spielberg to go West for TNT

Turner Network Television is partnering with famed director Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks
Television for an upcoming maxi-miniseries about the Old West.

The 12-hour series will follow two families, one American and one Native
American, through the opening of the American West.

Production is set to begin next summer for a summer-2005 premiere. Spielberg
will executive-produce with Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, the co-heads of
DreamWorks Television.

TNT, which calls the project a "limited series," has not determined how many
episodes the project will be and how it will be scheduled.

Spielberg's last cable project -- $40 million Sci Fi Channel minseries
Taken -- played last December over 10 nights in two weeks.

Spielberg and DreamWorks are also plotting a new project for Sci