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WGN America Sets Debut Date for 'Outsiders'

WGN America will debut its original scripted drama Outsiders on Jan. 26, the network said Friday.

The series, which  follows the battle between a tight-knit family of renegades living atop a rugged mountain and the town below as well as anyone who would dare to challenge them, stars David Morse (Treme), Thomas M. Wright (The Bridge), and Ryan Hurst (Sons Of Anarchy).

Outsiders is created and written by Peter Mattei and executively produced by Peter Tolan (Rescue Me), Paul Giamatti (John Adams) and Dan Carey (All Is Bright).

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