The No. 1 series on cable two nights a week has only been around for a couple of seasons, but it has become something of a sensation. Now A&E has placed a massive order for 450 more hours of the show, “Live PD.”
A&E says the show, from MGM’s Big Fish Entertainment, is the No. 1 series on cable on Friday and Saturday nights. Season three premieres tonight.
The new order extends the show’s run into 2019, bringing the total number of commissioned episodes to 293 to date.
The series documents police activity across the country in real time.
Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for A&E, announced the new order.
“‘Live PD’ has tapped into the cultural zeitgeist in ways we never imaged. Our viewers are passionate and are truly engaged with the show. In fact, they have helped law enforcement agencies find missing children and wanted fugitives,” Frontain Bryant said.
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