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.”
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About Live PD TV Show
Hosted by Dan Abrams, with analysis from Tom Morris Jr. and Sgt. Sean 'Sticks' Larkin, "Live PD" delivers an unprecedented look at policing in America in real time, as live cameras document the work of diverse departments from across the country and the communities they serve. "Live PD" returns with three new law enforcement agencies for the season four premiere, including the Tallahassee Police Department (FL) and the Missoula County Sheriff's Office (MT). Returning departments include, the Richland County Sheriff's Department (SC), the Lawrence Police Department (IN), the East Providence Police Department (RI), the Salinas Police Department (CA), and the Lafayette Police Department (LA).
Emmy(R) Award-winner Matt Iseman joins "Live Rescue" with impressive media and medical credentials. He is the host of NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" and Universal Kids' "American Ninja Warrior Junior," and hosted the HISTORY specials, "Evel Live" and "Evel Live 2." Iseman is a licensed physician with a medical degree from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado.
"Live Rescue" follows America's first responders as they bravely put their lives on the line answering emergency rescue calls across the country. The series returns with two new agencies, including the Tallahassee Fire Department (FL) and the San Bernardino County Fire Department (CA). Returning departments include the Mesa Fire and Rescue Department (AZ), the Paterson Fire Department (NJ), the St. Louis Fire Department (MO), the Hamilton County EMS (TN), and the Sacramento Fire Department (CA).
"Our viewers have been clamoring for the return of new episodes of 'Live PD' and 'Live Rescue,'" said Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for A&E. "We are pleased to bring back both series with new departments, and to welcome Matt Iseman to the A&E family."
Added Executive Producer and Big Fish President Dan Cesareo, "With both 'Live PD' and 'Live Rescue,' each new location and agency we follow gives us the opportunity to showcase more of the fabric of America - it's gratifying work that we get to experience through viewers' continued loyalty to these shows and we're committed to continuing to deliver an unparalleled viewing experience."
"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, John Zito and Kara Kurcz. Executive producers for A&E Network are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro, Sean Gottlieb, and Brad Abramson.
"Live Rescue" is produced by Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company, with Dan Cesareo, Lucilla D'Agostino, John Zito, and Jordana Starr serving as Executive Producers. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro, and Sean Gottlieb are Executive Producers for A&E.
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