Steven Seagal: Lawman coming to A&E

A&E will soon air another law and order themed reality series, but this one has a well-known star: Steven Seagal. Despite appearing in brilliant cinema such as Under Siege 2: Dark Territory and Executive Decision, he has had another career entirely, working as a deputy for almost two decades.

“Seagal has been working as a fully-commissioned deputy with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana” and “is an expert marksman who has worked with their SWAT team and has instructed Jefferson Parish officers in firearms and hand-to-hand combat,” A&E says in its announcement of the new series. He

In the press release, Seagal says, “I’ve been working as an officer in Jefferson Parish for two decades under most people’s radar. I’ve decided to work with A&E on this series now because I believe it’s important to show the nation all the positive work being accomplished here in Louisiana — to see the passion and commitment that comes from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in this post-Katrina environment.”

The show will follow his on- and off-duty work in Louisiana, and is starting production now; there’s no debut date yet.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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