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A&E preps “Alaska PD”, “The First 48″ anniversary special

A&E Network’s 2020 programming lineup kicks off this January with the Engel Entertainment- and Noble Savages-produced Alaska PD and the two hour, 15th anniversary special of The First 48. Alaska PD brings viewers to ...
November 19, 2019

A&E Network’s 2020 programming lineup kicks off this January with the Engel Entertainment- and Noble Savages-produced Alaska PD and the two hour, 15th anniversary special of The First 48.

Alaska PD brings viewers to America’s last frontier, where chronically shorthanded police departments across the state fight a soaring crime rate with officers from the Lower 48.

In a state where guns are carried as part of everyday life, officers face numerous dangers, not only from those who “want to be free from the rules of society” but also predatory animals and sub-zero conditions.

The series will follow Alaska’s law enforcement in Fairbanks, Kodiak, Kotzebue and Petersburg.

Alaska PD‘s two night premiere begins Jan. 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and Jan. 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. New episodes will air Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Stephanie Angelides, John X. Kim and Steven M Engel serve as executive producers for Engel Entertainment. Joe Livecchi serves as an executive producer for Noble Savages. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Amy Savitsky and Peter Tarshis serve as executive producers for A&E Network.

To ring in the new season of The First 48, an anniversary special will bring viewers along as detectives work to solve the murders of two women in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The special, premiering Jan. 1 at 8 p.m., will also include interviews with some of the most prominent homicide detectives featured in the series to date as they look back on some of their most memorable cases.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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