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.

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.