A&E NETWORK EXTENDS SEASON ONE OF "LIVE PD" AFTER SOLID RATINGS GROWTH
ADDITIONAL EPISODES ORDERED FROM BIG FISH ENTERTAINMENT
CONTINUE TO AIR FRIDAYS AT 9PM ET/PT
TWO SPECIAL EPISODES ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 AND 11 at 9PM ET/PT
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 1, 2017 - A&E's "Live PD" has extended its season one run for a total of 21 episodes. The network's original series boldly showcases the policing of America by following six diverse police departments in real time as they patrol their communities on a Friday night. New episodes continue Friday nights at 9PM ET/PT with two extra episodes on Saturday, February 4 and February 11 at 9PM ET/PT.
Since its premiere in October 2016, 'Live PD' has averaged 1.1 million total viewers a week in Live+7 viewing. It has out-performed A&E's regular primetime average by 29% with total viewers. The series has also been nominated for a Director's Guild Award in the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs category.
"We're proud to be the destination for a series that is not only at the cutting edge of technological achievements but is also bold in nature," said Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President & Head of Programming, A&E Network. "By presenting an unfiltered look at how our country is being policed and prompting the thought-provoking conversation that follows, we've tapped into the cultural zeitgeist in a way that no other show has before."
David Doss, former news executive producer at CNN, ABC and NBC, serves as show runner for the series. Host Dan Abrams brings over 20 years of reporting and anchoring to the table and currently serves as the Chief Legal Analyst for ABC News.
Executive producers for Big Fish Entertainment are Dan Cesareo, David Doss, George McTeague, Kara Kurcz and John Zito. Executive producers for A&E Network are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Sean Gottlieb. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for "Live PD."
About A&E Network
A&E leads the cultural conversation through high-quality, thought provoking original programming with a unique point of view. Whether it's the network's distinctive brand of award-winning disruptive reality, groundbreaking documentary, or premium scripted drama, A&E always makes entertainment an art. The A&E website is located at aetv.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/aetv and Facebook at facebook.com/AETV.