Reel TV: 'Outbreak' and 'Les Miserables' Are Both Heading to TV

We're usually the first in line for a deadly contagion tale, though it's been a while since we watched the 1995 film Outbreak, starring Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Spacey, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Morgan Freeman. Now Wolfgang Petersen's story of deadly viruses and government coverups is being adapted for the small screen. Deadline has the news about John Wells and Jack Orman's new medical thriller (they're the producers behind ER). As long as someone dies in every episode we might be Ok with this project (also: monkeys), but without the great cast behind the story it's feeling a little flat. C'mon NBC, give us something new. Rob Thomas figured he wasn't busy enough with his newly funded Veronica Mars project, so he asked actor-writer Graham Norris to pen a...

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