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[08/30/06 - 12:00 AM]
A&E's Successful Swat Franchise Expands to Include New Strands in New Cities

[via press release from A&E]

A&E'S SUCCESSFUL SWAT FRANCHISE EXPANDS TO INCLUDE NEW STRANDS IN NEW CITIES

DETROIT SWAT AND KANSAS CITY SWAT TO LAUNCH THIS FALL

DALLAS SWAT RETURNS WITH ALL NEW EPISODES BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 14TH

NEW YORK, NY, AUGUST 30, 2006 - This fall, A&E Network will expand its successful SWAT franchise to include two new strands in the following two cities, Detroit and Kansas City, MO. All SWAT episodes will rotate within the existing DALLAS SWAT timeslot of Thursdays at 10pm EST/PST. The first episode of DETROIT SWAT will premiere on October 5th. The first episode of KANSAS CITY SWAT is scheduled to air mid November.

DALLAS SWAT returns to A&E with all new episodes beginning Thursday, September 14th at 10pm EST/PST. New officers appearing on DALLAS SWAT this fall include: Sr. Corporals Larry Gordon and Joe Guzman, Sergeant Eddie Fuller and Officer Todd Stratman.

Like DALLAS SWAT, DETROIT SWAT and KANSAS CITY SWAT will follow the personal and professional lives of each host city's Police Department Tactical Unit.

Executing high-risk drug busts, apprehending murder suspects, searching for high profile missing persons, and rescuing hostages - there is simply no such thing as a low-stress day on a SWAT team. But when the smoke and the tear gas clears, the SWAT officers rely on one another to keep "the job" from driving them to the brink. Viewers ride shotgun with this unique group of men and women as they tackle the toughest job in law enforcement and then head home to their loved ones.

Neil A. Cohen and Laura Fleury are the Executive Producers for A&E Network. The series is produced by Granada America for A&E Network. Charles Tremayne and John X. Kim are the Executive Producers for Granada America. Sonia Slutsky is the Series Producer for Granada America.

Now reaching more than 90 million homes, A&E Network offers a diverse mix of high quality entertainment; ranging from the network's signature Real-Life Series franchise, including the hit series Dog the Bounty Hunter, Intervention, King of Cars, Inked and Criss Angel Mindfreak, to critically acclaimed original movies, dramatic series and the most successful justice shows on cable. A&E is the official basic cable home to the high-profile series 24, CSI: Miami and beginning in 2007, The Sopranos. The A&E Network website is located at www.aetv.com. The A&E Club is located at www.aetv.com/club. For more information and photography please visit us on the web at www.aetvpress.com.





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