Steven Seagal Lawman, Hoarders set debut ratings records for A&E; time for a crossover?

Last night, A&E debuted Steven Seagal Lawman–the law is so much a part of who he is, his title doesn’t even need a colon–and 3.5 million viewers watched, making it “the most-watched original series launch in the network’s history among all key demos,” A&E said in a press release.

The first two half-hour episodes, with all of their apparently unintentional over-the-top ridiculousness and humor from the lawman himself are now both online (one, two).

A&E amusingly points out in its press release that its Monday debut of Hoarders‘ second season “temporarily became the network’s best ever season opener for any original A&E series among adults 18-49 and 25-54.” I think it’s time for a crossover episode where Steven invades a messy house and shows the hoarder how to really clean up.

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

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Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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