A&E Takes a Pass on One Pilot, Remains Undecided on Another

Jul 28, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The fate of two pilots in play at A&E — “Longmire” and “Big Mike” — has become a bit clearer. The network has decided to pass on “Big Mike,” Deadline.com reports.

“Longmire,” meanwhile, is still in the running, with strong buzz surrounding the project.

"Longmire," based on the "Walt Longmire Mystery" series by Craig Johnson, tracks "the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyo.," played by "Matrix" star Robert Taylor, the story says. The character, widowed one year, hides his pain by focusing on his work, the piece says. Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bailey Chase and Cassidy Freeman co-star in the pilot.

"Big Mike" starred “Heroes” alum Greg Grunberg as a plus-sized detective, the piece notes.

A&E is rumored to be leaning strongly toward picking up “Longmire” to series.

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