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Sunday, August 31, 2014




A&E Network's most-watched original drama series of all time,

will be ending its run on the cable network after three seasons.

In a surprising move, the network has opted not to renew the series for a fourth season.

Warner Horizon, the studio behind Longmire, will be shopping it immediately.

The White Wash:

“We would like to thank the phenomenal cast, crew and producers of Longmire, along with our partners at Warner Horizon, for their tireless work on three seasons of quality dramatic storytelling,”

A&E said in a statement. “We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved together.”


There has been a drive at A&E Networks to own a large portion of their scripted programming,

which was also the impetus behind the launch of A&E Studios.

Both Longmire and The Glades came from outside suppliers, Warner Horizon and Fox TV Studios, respectively.

What’s going on is that A&E doesn’t own the show outright, so they don’t want to pay for it anymore.

When a network buys a show from a production studio, (in this case A&E has been buying the show from Warner Horizon), they pay big bucks.

It’s a combination of this and the fact that A&E is moving back to unscripted, cheaper to produce, reality programming.



  1. What a shame, I loved Longmire and The Glades.

  2. It is terrible to lose such a good program over money. If the shows or the acting had been bad, it would be understandable. Hope they find a new network soon.

  3. Well that sucks. It's a good show. They are a bit greedy.

  4. Sally:
    Yes, both were fine shows. LONGMIRE's rating slipped a bit this year as THE GLADES was no longer its lead-in. Where is the art and entertainment in A&E anymore?

    Warner Horizon is shopping LONGMIRE around, but Katee Sackoff is being courted by Marvel Studios as of late. So if the program is not picked up by TNT or AMC or FX or some other network, the show may lose its stars.

    Greed is a sad reason to lose a quality show.

    The public is the true loser as we are swamped with more pawnbroker, wives of, Kim K, and Rural Rousties reality shows. :-(

  5. They can take the 'A' out of their name.

  6. Yeah, this was a shock, but Longmire is so successful, I'm sure the program will get picked up by another network. A&E has been headed for the septic system for a long time. In the 90s and early 00s they had amazing programming. Now A&E is a slush pit of second-rate, cheap-to-produce "reality" shows. Arts and entertainment? Someone should sue for libel.

    Now, ask me what I really think. ;)

    VR Barkowski

  7. R. Mac:
    And the E, too, for my part! :-)

    LONGMIRE has truly high ratings, the best of A&E. I hope FX or AMC or TNT realizes the ratings draw picking up the program would bring.

    I was stunned upon researching how many sleezy reality programs A&E had on its line-up.

    You're right: they should be sued for fraud in calling themselves A&E!

    Always good hearing from you. :-)