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A&E Orders 150 More Episodes of ‘Live PD’

Reality series following police in real-time will air for at least 450 more hours, into 2019

A&E has renewed “Live PD” for a third season made up of a whopping 150 more episodes, the network announced on Friday.

The order brings the real-time reality series into 2019 with 450 additional hours of programming. Produced by Big Fish Entertainment, the show’s total episode count is now set to reach 293.

Hosted by Dan Abrams, Tom Morris Jr. and Sgt. Sean ‘Sticks’ Larkin, “Live PD” follows police departments using dash cams, fixed rig and handheld cameras. The unscripted series captures the work of police as they patrol their communities each Friday and Saturday nights.

Among the agencies lined up for season three thus far are the Richland County Sheriff’s Office, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, the El Paso Police Department, the Warwick Police Department, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, the Mission Police Department, the Salinas Police Department and the Nye County Sheriff’s Office.

“‘Live PD’ has tapped into the cultural zeitgeist in ways we never imaged. 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,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, head of programming for A&E. “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.”

“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,” said Dan Cesareo, president of Big Fish.