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Shogun: FX Orders Series Based on James Clavell Novel

It seems that everything that's old is new again. FX has announced they'll be airing a new Shogun TV series, based on the James Clavell novel that was published in 1975. TV viewers may recall that NBC aired a five-night mini-series based on the book back in Fall 1980 (above). Starring Richard Chamberlain, the peacock network's Shogun averaged 25.4 million viewers for each of the 12 broadcast hours. FX isn't expecting those kinds of numbers but they no doubt have high expectations just the same.

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FX Orders Limited Series "Shogun"

Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich of DNA TV, Michael De Luca, Michaela Clavell, Tim Van Patten, Eugene Kelly and Ronan Bennett Will Executive Produce

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