A&E Network has ordered 150 additional episodes of the original hit Live PD, from Big Fish Entertainment.
The deal totals 450 hours, extending Live PD’s run on the network into 2019. The new order brings the number of commissioned episodes to 293 to date. Live PD returns for season three on September 21 at 9 p.m.
“Live PD has tapped into the cultural zeitgeist in ways we never imaged,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, the executive VP and head of programming for A&E. “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. We want to extend our thanks to our loyal viewers who have dubbed themselves the ‘Live PD Nation,’ along with the communities and law enforcement agencies that have welcomed our cameras into their neighborhoods. The team at Big Fish Entertainment, along with our incredible on-air talent and studio and field crews, have masterfully produced a technically challenging show week after week.”
Dan Cesareo, executive producer and president of Big Fish, added, “A&E has been an incredible partner in allowing us to stretch the legs of this growing franchise and, with the scale of this order, to push the envelope of broader access and understanding of law enforcement for viewers.”