A&E previewing Steven Seagal: Lawman online tonight; “this is not Hollywood; it’s for real”

The most anticipated celebrity-doing-a-job-that-seems-wildly-inappropriate-yet-somehow-perfect series has to be A&E’s Steven Seagal: Lawman, although he faces heavy competition from Tony Danza teaching high school English for his A&E series.

Anyway, the network is previewing Seagal’s series tonight online, competing with prime-time TV on the east coast by showing the first episode two weeks before its Dec. 2 debut. It starts at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on A&E’s site.

Here’s an extended preview in which he teaches actual cops how to protect themselves and later throws a perp to the ground. It all looks, well, awesome, particularly when he reminds us in his trademark raspy voice that “this is not Hollywood; it’s for real.” Then again, in the trailer, which follows below, he also says “it’s not a job, it’s an adventure” after he slams a guy’s head against a cop car. Fun!

Here’s the trailer:

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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