HIT REAL-LIFE SERIES "STEVEN SEAGAL LAWMAN" RETURNS TO A&E FOR AN ACTION-PACKED SECOND SEASON
SEASON PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6th AT 10PM ET/PT WITH BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES
New York, NY - September 7, 2010 - Hit Real-Life series "Steven Seagal Lawman" returns to A&E for a second season, chronicling martial arts expert and international film star Steven Seagal's extraordinary life in law enforcement, premiering Wednesday, October 6th at 10PM ET/PT with back-to-back episodes.
In the eight-episode season, Sheriff's Deputy Seagal continues to patrol the streets of Jefferson Parrish, LA, in order to keep the peace and serve the community that he loves.
In each thirty-minute episode, fans will ride shotgun with Seagal as he and his elite team of officers respond to crimes-in-progress that include heart pounding police chases, dangerous drug busts, volatile murder suspects, intense highway accidents and much more. Then, while off-duty, the cameras will give fans deeper access to Steven's personal life than ever before - including his wife and new son, Steven's philanthropic efforts with both children and animals, and his expertise in weaponry and martial arts training.
"Steven Seagal Lawman" premiered in December 2009 to 3.5 million total viewers and 2.0 million viewers in both adults 18-49 and 25-54 over two back-to-back episodes, making it the most-watched original Real-Life series launch in the network's history among all key demos.
Seagal is starring in the new Robert Rodriguez film "Machete" which hits theatres September 3, 2010, co-starring with Robert DeNiro, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez and Danny Trejo. He is best known for playing the invincible action hero character that defined his career in such films as Above the Law, Hard to Kill, Under Siege (1 & 2) and blockbuster hit Exit Wounds. His familiarity with his signature roles stem from a long personal history with Eastern culture in both studying martial arts as well as practicing Buddhism. He is also a recording artist and guitarist, is founder of Steven Seagal Enterprises that markets his own all-natural energy drink "Steven Seagal's Lightning Bolt" and is a dedicated philanthropist and activist for environmentalism and animal rights. Seagal has been working as a fully-commissioned deputy for almost 20 years. In addition to going out on patrol, Seagal is an expert marksman who has worked with their SWAT team and has instructed officers in firearms and hand-to-hand combat.
Steven Seagal Lawman is produced for A&E Network by ITV Studios and Steamroller Productions. John X. Kim is the Executive Producer and Simon Hobbs and Amy Kohn are the Co- Executive Producers for ITV Studios. Steven Seagal and Phillip B. Goldfine are Executive Producers for Steamroller Productions. Joe Halpin and Binh Dang are Producers for Steamroller Productions. Executive Producers for A&E are Robert Sharenow and Neil A. Cohen.
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