A&E’s Groundbreaking Hit Series, “Live PD,” Marks Its 300th Episode on Saturday, June 6





A&E’s Groundbreaking Hit Series, “Live PD,” Marks Its 300th Episode on Saturday, June 6
Hosted by Dan Abrams with analysis from Tom Morris Jr. and Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin, “Live PD” showcases the policing of America, following diverse police departments from across the country in real time as they patrol their communities.
[via press release from A&E]
LIVE PD 300TH EPISODE

Airs Saturday, June 6 at 9pm ET/PT

A&E’s groundbreaking hit series, “Live PD,” the most watched series on television*, marks its 300th episode on Saturday, June 6.

Hosted by Dan Abrams with analysis from Tom Morris Jr. and Sgt. Sean ‘Sticks’ Larkin, “Live PD” showcases the policing of America, following diverse police departments from across the country in real time as they patrol their communities. Using dash cams along with fixed rig and handheld cameras, the series captures the work of a varied mix of urban and rural police forces on a typical Friday and Saturday night. Abrams, Morris and Larkin guide viewers through the night giving insight to what audiences are seeing in real time, bouncing between the featured police departments and offering an inside look at each live episode.

*Source: Nielsen, Live+7, 2019: 12/31/18-12/29/19, Total Day, original series only, excluding movies. Based on Total Viewers gross rating points.



A&E Network Commissions a Robust Slate Including New Live, Non-Fiction and Documentary Programming





A&E Network Commissions a Robust Slate Including New Live, Non-Fiction and Documentary Programming
New additions include “What’s It Worth? Live” and “The Quest for Lost WWE Treasures.”

[via press release from A&E]
A&E NETWORK COMMISSIONS A ROBUST SLATE INCLUDING NEW LIVE, NON-FICTION AND DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMMING
NETWORK REINFORCES ITS DEDICATION TO BEST-IN-CLASS LIVE PROGRAMMING WITH 160 NEW EPISODES OF HIT SERIES “LIVE PD” AND GREENLIGHTS GROUNDBREAKING NEW LIVE AUCTION SERIES “WHAT’S IT WORTH? LIVE” HOSTED BY JEFF FOXWORTHY

EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH ICONIC WWE(R) BRAND FOR NEW SERIES “THE QUEST FOR LOST WWE(R) TREASURES” (wt)
New York, NY – May 7, 2020 -A&E Network expands its programming slate of original series with the greenlight of two new projects spanning across live and non-fiction genres. In addition to these new orders, A&E’s hit series and cable’s #1 show on Fridays and Saturdays in 2019, “Live PD,” has been renewed for an additional 160 episodes. From MGM’s Big Fish Entertainment, the three-hour live show hosted by Dan Abrams, with analysis from Tom Morris Jr. and Sgt. Sean ‘Sticks’ Larkin, follows law enforcement agencies from across the country for an inside look at policing in America. “Live PD” will celebrate its 300th episode this June.

To expand on the network’s dedication to live programming, new series “What’s It Worth? Live,” hosted by comedian and collector Jeff Foxworthy and produced by ITV America’s Thinkfactory Media, will showcase live programming in an innovative way, incorporating on-air and online components to bring hidden personal treasures to consumers nationwide.

The network is also expanding its partnership with WWE? Studios for the new series “The Quest for Lost WWE Treasures” (wt) which joins the previously announced greenlight of five “Biography” specials showcasing WWE Legends “Macho Man” Randy Savage(R), “Rowdy” Roddy Piper(TM), Booker T(R), Stone Cold Steve Austin(R) and Shawn Michaels(R).

“A&E has always been on the forefront in bringing new nonfiction formats to television, most recently evidenced in the live space,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President & Head of Programming for A&E. “We are proud to not only continue this success with additional episodes of the groundbreaking live documentary series ‘Live PD’ but to also expand into new horizons with a never-before-attempted live television auction with ‘What’s It Worth? Live.’ These must-see live series coupled with our growing partnership with WWE and the evolution of the premium ‘Biography’ brand position A&E for continued growth in the year to come.”

“Live PD” – Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm-12am ET/PT
A&E Network has ordered 160 new episodes of the groundbreaking documentary series “Live PD,” from MGM’s Big Fish Entertainment. Hosted by Dan Abrams with analysis from Tom Morris Jr. and Sgt. Sean ‘Sticks’ Larkin, “Live PD” showcases the policing of America, following diverse police departments from across the country in real time as they patrol their communities every Friday and Saturday night. Abrams, Morris and Larkin guide viewers through the night giving insight to what audiences are seeing in real time, bouncing between the featured law enforcement agencies.

“Live PD” is produced for A&E by Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company. Executive producers for Big Fish Entertainment are Dan Cesareo, Lucilla D’Agostino and John Zito. Executive producers for A&E Network are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro, Sean Gottlieb, and Brad Abramson.

“What’s It Worth? Live”
A&E Network has greenlit eight two-hour episodes of the innovative new live series “What’s It Worth? Live” hosted by comedian and personal collector Jeff Foxworthy. Broadcast live from Atlanta, each episode will give viewers from coast to coast the opportunity to bid on and purchase an array of extremely rare, intriguing and valuable personal treasures, sold by everyday Americans in a real-time marketplace. Foxworthy will be joined by a team of experts to showcase items ranging from antiques to iconic pieces of pop culture discovered in a nationwide search. These unique and potentially one of a kind items – once gathering dust in living rooms, attics and bottom drawers from around the country – will be appraised live on air and put up for auction immediately online.

“What’s It Worth? Live” is produced by ITV America’s Thinkfactory Media for A&E Network with Adam Reed, Adam Freeman, Tim Cohen-Laurie, Simon Thomas, Rich Sirop, Jeff Foxworthy and Larry Burns serving as executive producers. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Sean Gottlieb serve as executive producers for A&E Network. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for “What’s It Worth? Live.”

“The Quest for Lost WWE Treasures” (wt)
A&E Network has greenlit the new series “The Quest for Lost WWE Treasures” (wt) in partnership with WWE Studios which takes viewers on the ultimate hunt to find some of WWE’s most iconic, lost memorabilia. In each episode, WWE’s Stephanie McMahon and Paul “Triple H” Levesque, will lead a team of collectors, WWE Superstars and Legends as they investigate, negotiate, bid and travel across the country to hunt down and reclaim some of the most elusive WWE collectibles.

Throughout history, WWE’s action-packed storylines have spawned iconic, one-of-a-kind memorabilia, most of which is lost in attics, hidden in boxes or even claimed by competitors. Guided by McMahon and Levesque, the series will unearth these rare items in the hopes of preserving and sharing the legacy behind the memorable moments in WWE history. Episodes will feature exclusive WWE footage as well as unprecedented access to the WWE Archives, which holds more than 10,000 rarities including Andre the Giant’s custom boots, Vince McMahon’s cement-filled Corvette, The Undertaker’s caskets and more. Over the course of ten one-hour episodes, WWE Superstars and Legends will give viewers a unique look into WWE history as they seek out the missing treasures that have left a lasting mark on pop culture.
“The Quest for Lost WWE Treasures” (wt) is produced by WWE Studios for A&E Network with Susan Levison and Ben Zierten serving as executive producers. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Dolores Gavin and Jonathan Partridge serve as executive producers for A&E Network. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for “The Quest for Lost WWE Treasures.”

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, or groundbreaking documentary, 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.



A+E Networks(R) Announces Upfront Slate Featuring New High-Profile Projects





A+E Networks(R) Announces Upfront Slate Featuring New High-Profile Projects with President Bill Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Lee Curtis
More than 2200 hours of new series programming and over 50 new movies currently in the pipeline for 2020/2011.

[via press release from A&E]
A+E Networks(R) Announces Upfront Slate Featuring New High-Profile Projects with President Bill Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Lee Curtis, as well as More Than 2200 Hours of New Series Programming and Over 50 New Movies Currently in the Pipeline for 2020/2021

Company also Boasts Nearly 1000 Hours of Fresh Programming Immediately Available
Upfront Presentation Touts Stability and State-of-the-Art Audience Solutions Anchored in a Portfolio of its Purpose Driven Brands – HISTORY(R), A&E(R) and Lifetime(R)

NEW YORK (MAY 7, 2020) – Touting stability, state-of-the-art audience solutions and customization anchored in a portfolio of its purpose-driven brands – HISTORY(R), A&E(R) and Lifetime(R) – A+E Networks(R) Group president Paul Buccieri today announced an extensive range of premium content via the company’s virtual upfront presentation.

High-profile projects with President Bill Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Lee Curtis are among more than 2200 hours of new series programming and over 50 new movies currently in the pipeline for 2020/2011.

**Additional talent and projects to be announced this week for A&E(R), HISTORY(R) and Lifetime(R).
As well, A+E Networks has already produced nearly 1000 hours of fresh programming, which is immediately available, including new seasons of hits Curse of Oak Island and Married at First Sight; and upcoming movies/mini-documentaries on Wendy Williams; Whitney & Bobbi; to name just a few.

“With so many unknowns at this critical time, A+E Networks remains a stalwart in the industry, ready to meet advertisers’ current needs with a stable of balanced content across top-performing genres. We are well-positioned to meet the challenges of this dynamic marketplace head-on with new high-profile projects featuring A-list talent as well as an enormous cache of premium content available now,” says Buccieri.

A+E Networks’ wide range of new premium programming is bolstered by more than 40,000 hours from core hit franchises which include Pawn Stars, Forged in Fire, Lifetime Movies and Live PD. This reserve of owned content gives A+E Networks the flexibility to fill in any possible gaps of original content, should production delays occur, and retain viewer continuity in a fast-changing marketplace.
As well, the company has been on a wave of growth. Among their key brands, A&E in fiscal 2020 ranks #3 in cable among A25-54 C3 impressions, the network’s best-ever competitive position. HISTORY has been a Top 10 entertainment cable network in primetime among A25-54 C3 impressions ever since C3 ratings existed back in Fiscal 2008. And at Lifetime, they’ve been the #1 women’s network in Buzz among W25-54 for nine straight years, according to YouGov. Lifetime’s original movies reach more W25-54 than original movies on any other cable network.

Today’s uncertainty heightens advertisers’ need to reach target audiences efficiently and effectively with custom brand messaging, and A+E Networks’ Precision and Performance units continue to innovate and boast gains for client campaigns with average increases in brand awareness (+83%), consideration (+43%) and sales (+8%).

“A+E Networks was the first in our industry to offer guarantees on business outcomes and we are proud of our commitment to audience targeting. We also provide unique solutions from turnkey opportunities to fully customized ideas for ads – all designed to amplify an advertiser’s message and grow their business,” said Peter Olsen, president, Ad Sales, A+E Networks.

Aligning programming and platforms per entertainment and purpose driven initiatives, A+E Networks has leaned into its CSR and partnered with clients to tag and amplify important organizations’ messaging at this critical time in history.

“Bringing together our programming and purpose initiatives is fundamental to our mission and paramount to our success,” says Buccieri. “We are proud to expand these outreach efforts to offer advertisers truly unique partnership opportunities along with premium, quality stories our viewers crave, while meeting our advertisers needs.”

ABOUT A+E NETWORKS
A+E Networks(R) is a global content company comprised of some of the most popular and culturally-relevant brands in media including A&E(R), Lifetime(R), HISTORY(R), LMN(R), FYI(R), VICELAND(R), Blaze(R) and Crime+Investigation(R). A+E Networks’ portfolio extends across platforms and genres, with a scripted production division, A+E Studios(TM); unscripted production through Six West(TM); independent film unit A&E IndieFilms(R); watch apps, games, FAST channels, AVOD, and SVOD initiatives including A&E Crime Central, Lifetime Movie Club and HISTORY Vault; and podcasts such as History This Week, through A+E Digital(R); Experiential/branded live events and Ecommerce through A+E Consumer Enterprises(R); and branded channels, content distribution and scripted/unscripted co-productions around the world through A+E International(R). A+E Networks’ channels and branded programming reach more than 335 million households in over 200 territories in 41 languages. A+E Networks is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/aenetworks and Facebook at facebook.com/AENetworks.