The deal will extend the series into 2019 and bring the number of episodes commissioned to date up to 293.
It is produced for A&E by MGM-owned Big Fish Entertainment, with Dan Abrams hosting and Tom Morris Jr. and Sgt. Sean ‘Sticks’ Larkin providing analysis.
A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for Live PD.
“Since its premiere in October 2016, Live PD has grown by more than 150% in total viewers (L+SD and L+3), with a series high of 2.7 million total viewers on April 7, 2018,” said Fontain Bryant, EVP and head of programming for A&E, in a statement.
Live PD‘s third season premieres tonight (Sept. 21) at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The series airs Friday and Saturday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on A&E.