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Ron Moore is turning in his viper helmet for a cowboy hat. The Battlestar Galactica producer has sold a western pilot to ABC, reports.

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Hangtown, from Moore and Caprica writer Matt Roberts, is described as a western with procedural elements, featuring a marshal who solves crimes by instinct, a doctor who uses emerging forensics and a woman who writes about crime.

ABC won Hangtown in a bidding war with NBC, which failed to pick up Moore's fantasy procedural 17th Precinct for the upcoming season.