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.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.