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Reelz to air ‘lost’ season of Steven Seagal series

The U.S. cable network has acquired Steven Seagal: Lawman, including the never-aired third season shot in Arizona with Joe 'America's Toughest Sheriff' Arpaio.
May 16, 2013

U.S. cable network ReelzChannel will air the ‘lost’ third season of Steven Seagal: Lawman (pictured) in January 2014.

A&E originally aired the first two seasons of the reality series, which followed the ’80s action star-turned-reserve deputy sheriff on the job for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in New Orleans. The season one premiere in December 2009 saw 3.4 million viewers tuning in.

However, the network suddenly yanked the third season – shot in Arizona with Joe ‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ Arpaio – without explanation after initially scheduling it to air in early 2012.

Reelz has now acquired all three seasons of the show and will air the first two over the summer and the fall, in the lead-up to the season three premiere next year. The acquisition includes 29 episodes and the format rights for possible future seasons.

Season one will begin airing on Reelz on June 6.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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