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A&E Network Orders ‘Bates Motel’ to Series

A&E Network is going directly to series on “Bates Motel” from Universal Television with Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood”) serving as executive producers, it was announced today jointly by Bob DeBitetto, President and General Manager, A&E Network and BIO Channel and the network’s Executive Vice President of Programming, David McKillop. The network is moving …

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A&E Network Presents ‘Coma’ from Ridley and Tony Scott

A&E Network presents “Coma,” a four-hour epic two-night event from Ridley and Tony Scott featuring a multiple Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning cast with Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under”), Steven Pasquale (“Do No Harm”), Geena Davis, James Woods, Ellen Burstyn, and Richard Dreyfuss. “Coma,” a modern day retelling of the bestselling novel by Robin Cook and based on the film …

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A&E’s ‘Longmire’ Debuts as the Network’s #1 Original Series Premiere of All Time

A&E’s new scripted drama series “Longmire” set ratings records for the network with the series premiere on Sunday, June 3 at 10:00PM ET/PT, becoming the network’s most watched original series launch of all time with 4.1 million total viewers. “Longmire” launched as cable’s top new scripted drama of 2012 among total viewers and adults 25-54 with 1.4 million in the …

A&E Network Picks Up A Third Season of the Real-Life Series BEYOND SCARED STRAIGHT

A&E Network has picked up a third season of the acclaimed real-life series “Beyond Scared Straight,” following prison and jail deterrence programs aimed at helping at-risk teens, it was announced today by David McKillop, Executive Vice President, Programming, A&E Network. “Beyond Scared Straight” is inspired by “Scared Straight!,” the Academy Award and multiple Emmy-winning documentary film by Arnold Shapiro.

A&E Premieres New Original Real-Life Series BORDERTOWN: LAREDO

Laredo, Texas is under siege. The small city on the U.S.-Mexico border is overrun by the sophisticated and large-scale trafficking operations of Mexican drug cartels. Given unprecedented access, A&E documents a unique, dedicated team of local cops, members of the Laredo Texas Police Department Narcotics Unit, who are waging a daily battle to protect the U.S. in “Bordertown: Laredo”. The …

“Storage Wars” Becomes Network’s #1 Series Telecast of All Time

The season two premiere of A&E’s hit real-life series “Storage Wars” set ratings records for the network with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, July 20 at 10:00PM and 10:30PM. The 10:30 episode became the network’s most-watched telecast of all time among the key adults 18-49 and 25-54 demographics with 2.9 million viewers in each demo, as well as the most-watched series …

A&E Network 2011 Upfront Announcement

After marking its best year ever in 2010, and kicking off 2011 with the best quarter in network history, A&E Network, the number 4 entertainment cable network in adults 25-54, is poised to continue its phenomenal ratings growth by expanding upon the already industry-leading slate of original programming – scripted and unscripted.