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.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

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Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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