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John Grisham's 'The Firm' To Become TV Series

Apr 28, 2011 | 11:37am EDT

The FirmAlmost 20 years after The Firm's film adaptation made John Grisham an author that your high school girlfriends' mom constantly suggested you read because he's "really, really deep," NBC is looking to turn that novel into a weekly television series -- well, kind of. The series' story will pick up 10 years after the events in the book, reintroducing protagonist Mitch McDeere after he leaves the Witness Protection Program and attempts to repair both his personal and professional lives.

Unfortunately, Tom Cruise will not be reprising his role and without him, honestly, we're not quite sure what NBC is thinking. So we'll just go ahead and assume that a bunch of execs were sitting around 30 Rock earlier this week, drunk on Scotch and trying to figure out how to handle Michael Scott's departure when someone joked that The Firm would make an awesome television show and since no one could actually refute their point, it was met by a collective, "Hey, why the hell not?" Well, it was either that, or they are still trying to figure out a way to get that Wilfred Brimley-looks-like-cats TV show we all know they secretly want to make, and this is the closest thing they can do to make it happen.

Source: Deadline

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