The third season of A&E’s docu series Steven Seagal: Lawman will finally see the light of day. ReelzChannel has announced that they have acquired all three seasons of the series and will air the never-before-seen 8 episode third season in early 2014. Reelz’s deal also gives them format rights, allowing the network to possibly order future seasons of the series.
Steven Seagal: Lawman is a half-hour series which sees Sheriff’s Deputy Seagal patrol the streets of Jefferson Parrish, Louisiana, in order to keep the peace and serve the community that he loves. The series follows 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.
The show ran for two seasons on basic cable network A&E between 2009 and 2010. Following the ratings success of the second season, A&E ordered an 8 episode third season, which entered production in early 2011. The third season was scheduled to premiere on A&E in January 2012, however, the network pulled the series from the schedule and had remained silent on the reasons why or if they would ever air the third season. With Reelz’s acquisition, the series has the potential to live on and it comes after the network acquired and aired both seasons of Seagal’s scripted series True Justice.