A&E Network Orders 100 More Episodes of Live PD


A&E Network has ordered 100 additional three-hour live episodes of the original unscripted crime series Live PD.

Produced by Big Fish Entertainment, the series will extend its run into 2018, with a total of 142 episodes. Hosted by Dan Abrams with analysis from Tom Morris Jr., Live PD showcases policing in America, following diverse police departments from across the country in real time as they patrol their communities. The series uses dash cams along with fixed-rig and handheld cameras to capture the work of a varied mix of urban and rural police forces on a typical Friday and Saturday night.

Live PD is emblematic of the type of groundbreaking nonfiction content A&E is committed to delivering to our viewers, and the outstanding success of the series has been a key contributor to the growth of the network at a time when the industry at large continues to experience viewership erosion,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, the executive VP and head of programming at A&E. “We are very pleased to continue our partnership with the team at Big Fish, our host Dan Abrams, our analyst Tom Morris Jr., our studio and field crew across the country, as well as the communities and law enforcement agencies who have opened their doors to our viewers for an unfettered glimpse of the policing of America.”

Big Fish Entertainment’s president and founder, Dan Cesareo, said, “The success of Live PD is a testament to the incredible collaboration, dedication and boldness everyone involved has brought to the table. We’re grateful to A&E for giving us the opportunity to continue to bring unprecedented access in policing to viewers in this way, and to the entire production team who go above and beyond to make each episode the ultimate ride-along.”