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FX has given a 13-episode first season order for the drama "The Bridge," starring Oscar nominee Demián Bichir and Diane Kruger.   The show, adapted from the Scandinavian series "Bron," centers on a murder investigation that crosses the U.S.-Mexico border and brings together El Paso cop Sonya North ("Inglourious Basterds'" Kruger) and Juarez detective Marco Ruiz ("A Better Life's" Bichir). "The Bridge" co-stars Ted Levine, Annabeth Gish, and Thomas M. Wright, with Matthew Lillard guest starring in the pilot. Gerardo Naranjo ("Miss Bala") directed the pilot episode.  "Homeland" writer/executive producer Meredith Stiehm and "Hawaii Five-0" producer Elwood Reid  will produce for Shine America/FX Productions. Executive Producers »

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