A&E’s ‘Longmire’ Officially Renewed For Third Season

By | Monday November 25, 2013 @ 9:49am PST
Nellie Andreeva

It took awhile but A&E and Warner Horizon finally closed a deal for a 10-episode third season of the network’s most-watched drama series ever, Longmire. The announcement comes after Longmire executive producer John Coveny tweeted back in August, shortly after the series’ second-season finale: “The call just came: SEASON 3 for is a GO!.” In its second season, Longmire averaged 3.7 million total viewers with the season finale episode August 26 delivering a season high of 4.4 million total viewers. “Longmire has become one of the most compelling dramas on television with a devoted audience and we are so proud of the show,” said A&E GM David McKillop. Read More »

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‘Longmire’ Renewed For Season 3, Series Producer Says; ‘The Glades’ Pickup Unlikely

By | Thursday August 29, 2013 @ 4:39pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Fans’ prayers seem to have been answered. A&E‘s most-watched drama series, Longmire, is getting a third season. “Thanks to the 5 million plus weekly fans (live+7),” Longmire executive producer John Coveny wrote on Twitter this afternoon. “Young and older skewing alike! The call just came: SEASON 3 for is a GO!” A&E and producing studio Warner BrosTV had no comment, though insiders cautioned that the two sides have yet to finalize a deal for a third season. There had been speculation that such a deal could include A&E taking ownership in the show. However, everyone seems to agree that Longmire will return to A&E for a third season. The renewal buzz comes on the heels of big ratings for Longmire‘s second-season finale earlier this week, which posted a season-high 4.4 million total viewers, 1.1 million adults 18-49 and 1.5 million adults 25-54. For the season, Longmire averaged 5.4 million viewers (Live+7, most current) and, while older skewing than A&E’s other series, it was up from Season 1 in the key younger demos.

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A&E’s ‘Longmire’ And ‘The Glades’ Hit Season Highs In Finales, Await Renewal Decision

By | Tuesday August 27, 2013 @ 3:50pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

It was a good finish for A&E drama series Longmire and The Glades last night. The Season 2 finale of Longmire drew 4.4 million total viewers, 1.1 million adults 18-49 and 1.5 million A25-54, all season highs. Similarly, the Season 4 closer of The Glades averaged 3.4 million total viewers, 1.1 million A18-49 and 1.3 million A25-54, also season highs. But neither of the series knows its future beyond last night’s episodes. Last year, Longmire was renewed four weeks into its freshman run, while A&E pulled the trigger on a fourth season of The Glades in mid-September. There are several factors that likely play into A&E’s wait-and-see tactic on the two dramas. First, the network has a new management team as part of the recent reorganization at A&E parent A+E Networks, so they likely are re-examining the entire network portfolio. Additionally, neither of the two series is owned by A&E — Longmire comes from Warner Horizon and The Glades from Fox TV Studios — which usually gives networks extra incentive. A+E is now putting an emphasis on building its newly launched A+E Studios headed by former A&E head Bob DeBitetto. Read More »

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A&E’s ‘Longmire’ & ‘The Glades’ Rise In Season Debuts

By | Tuesday May 28, 2013 @ 3:16pm PDT

Last Monday saw the season finale of Bates Motel on A&E Network. This week saw the return of The Glades and Longmire, both of which saw viewership growth over their previous season premieres. The Season 4 debut of Glades was watched by 3.3 million viewers Monday at 9 PM. That’s up 6% for the scripted drama over its Season 3 debut on June 3 last year. However, Glades was down in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, getting 904,000 viewers in the 18-49 compared to 1.1 million for Season 3′s debut. In 25-54, Glades Season 4 premiere slid from 1.4 million to 1 million. The second A&E season premiere of the night saw Longmire back for Season 2. The Wyoming-based crime drama bopped up 5% from its freshman-season debut with 4.3 million viewers, rising 12% in both 18-49 and 25-52 over its June 3 series premiere. Read More »

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Lifetime’s ‘Devious Maids’, A&E’s ‘Longmire’ & ‘The Glades’ Get Premiere Dates

By | Wednesday April 10, 2013 @ 7:14am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATED: Lifetime‘s soapy mystery dramedy Devious Maids, executive produced by Desperate Housewives‘ Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria, will premiere on  Sunday, June 23, at 10 PM.  The project, originally developed and piloted by ABC last season, stars Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez, Edy Ganem and Judy Reyes as five maids with ambition and dreams who work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills, where  murder and mayhem collide in the mansions of some of the wealthiest and most powerful families. Read More »

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A&E’s ‘The Glades’ Renewed For Season 4

By | Wednesday September 12, 2012 @ 11:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The Glades Season 4 A&E NetworkA&E Network has picked up its flagship drama series, The Glades, for a 13-episode fourth season to premiere in 2013. Starring Matt Passmore, Glades was the first A&E scripted series to stick and helped establish the network’s scripted brand. It was recently used to launch A&E’s breakout Longmire, which has already been renewed for a second season, also for a 2013 debut. In it third season, The Glades averaged 4.1 million total viewers for premiere episodes in Live+7, up 5% from Season 2. Read More »

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A&E’s ‘Longmire’ Ends Freshman Season On High Note, ‘Glades’ Wraps Third Cycle

By | Monday August 13, 2012 @ 1:52pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Airing against the closing ceremony of the London Olympics, the season one finale of A&E’s breakout drama series Longmire drew 4.3 million total viewers and a 1.6 million adults 25-54 on Sunday. The latter was a series high for … Read More »

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A&E’s ‘Longmire’, ‘The Glades’ Hit Season-Highs In Ratings

By | Monday July 16, 2012 @ 1:23pm PDT

Longmire was watched by a record 4.5 million viewers last night, making it the most-watched premiere episode for the freshman series in its seventh week, according to A&E Network. Last night’s show was up 10% over the previous week’s 4.1 … Read More »

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‘Longmire’ Star Robert Taylor To WME

By | Thursday July 12, 2012 @ 5:32pm PDT

Robert Taylor WMEEXCLUSIVE: Robert Taylor, star of A&E Network‘s Western-tinged drama Longmire, has signed with WME in all areas. The series was just picked up for a second season after it premiered with 4.1 million total viewers, … Read More »

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A&E Orders Pilot For U.S. Version Of Danish Crime Series ‘Those Who Kill’

By | Tuesday July 10, 2012 @ 10:22am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: A&E Network has secured U.S. format rights to Those Who Kill, the Danish crime series based on the books by Elsebeth Egholm, and has ordered a pilot. The original series revolves around a police detective and a forensic … Read More »

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A&E’s ‘Longmire’ Renewed For Season 2

By | Friday June 29, 2012 @ 3:22pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Four weeks into its freshman run, I’ve learned that A&E’s new drama series Longmire has been renewed for a second season. The Western-flavored series starring Robert Taylor and Katee Sackhoff premiered with 4.1 million total viewersRead More »

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‘Mad Men’ Scores Most-Watched Season Finale; ‘True Blood’ Premiere Slightly Down

By | Monday June 11, 2012 @ 1:14pm PDT

The Season 5 finale of AMC’s Mad Men drew 2.7 million viewers last night, making it the most-watched season ender ever for the Emmy-winning drama. The total was up 11% compared with the fourth season’s final episode. Sunday’s numbers included … Read More »

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‘Longmire’ Most-Watched A&E Scripted Series Debut Ever With 4.1M Viewers

By | Monday June 4, 2012 @ 2:50pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

It was a strong night for cable dramas last night. After the second-season finale of HBO’s Game Of Thrones posted a series high 4.2 million viewers at 9 PM, the series premiere of A&E’s Longmire at 10 PM drew 4.1 … Read More »

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A&E Network Sets Premiere Dates For ‘The Glades’ And ‘Longmire’

By | Friday April 27, 2012 @ 8:57am PDT

A&E The Glades PremiereThe Season 3 premiere of A&E’s drama The Glades will premiere Sunday, June 3 at 9 PM and will be followed at 10 by the series premiere of the scripted drama Longmire. The new series, … Read More »

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How A&E’s New Western Drama ‘Longmire’ Is Different From FX’s ‘Justified’: TCA

By | Friday January 13, 2012 @ 7:44pm PST

Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

At a late Friday afternoon panel session promoting A&E’s forthcoming summertime western saga Longmire, the question was asked as to whether the success of FX’s Justified perhaps smoothed the path wheels for LongmireRead More »

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It’s Official: A&E Picks Up ‘Longmire’ To Series

By | Friday August 26, 2011 @ 1:45pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

A&E Passes On ‘Big Mike’, Leans Toward Picking Up ‘Longmire’ To Series
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A&E Passes On ‘Big Mike’, Leans Toward Picking Up ‘Longmire’ To Series

By | Wednesday July 27, 2011 @ 7:09pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

After a lengthy screening and decision-making process for their two pilots Longmire and Big Mike, A&E brass just passed on one of them, Big Mike. No official decision has been made on Longmire yet, but buzz on the project starring … Read More »

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Katee Sackhoff, 3 More Cast In A&E Pilot ‘Longmire’

By | Friday March 25, 2011 @ 4:45pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Battlestar Galactica alumna Katee Sackhoff has been cast as the female lead opposite Robert Taylor in A&E’s hourlong pilot Longmire. Also cast in the project, based on the Walt Longmire Mystery series of novels by Craig Johnson, are Lou Diamond Read More »

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‘Matrix’ Actor Robert Taylor Gets The Lead In A&E’s Pilot ‘Longmire’

By | Monday February 14, 2011 @ 5:58pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Australian actor Robert Taylor, best known for his role as Agent Jones in The Matrix, has landed the lead of A&E’s hourlong pilot Longmire. Based on the Walt Longmire Mystery series of novels by Craig Johnson, Longmire is named … Read More »

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