Steven Seagal’s Lawman Breaks Records for A&E

In case you missed it, Steven Seagal’s Reality TV show “Seven Seagal: Lawman” premiered last night on the cable network A&E with two, half-hour episodes. The show chronicles Seagal’s side job as an honest-to-goodness Deputy Sheriff in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. No, really, he has a gun and a badge and everything. If you missed the show’s premiere, chances are someone you know might have tuned in, because the show scored a hefty 3.5 million viewers for A&E, making it the cable network’s biggest season opener in its history. Like, ever.

THR has the show bringing in 3.4 million in its first 30 minutes, but that number climbed to 3.6 million by the second episode. Two million of those viewers were in the coveted adults 18-49 demo, the age group that advertisers love the most.

I actually tuned in to the premiere, though quite by accident. I was channel surfing, and there he was, Steven Seagal riding around in one of those SUVs. I stayed just long enough to see the start of a police highway chase, before realizing nothing good could possibly come from watching a show where an action movie star is given a gun and asked to catch real criminals. That’s … just so wrong.

Wanna escape the long arm of the law? Just, er, run.

Wanna escape the long arm of the law? Just, er, run.



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  • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

    hahaha I just read this to my roommates and one of them is talking so much shit about steven seagal, its amazing. I dont care what most say and dont think this show is a good idea, but If some shit really pops off and seagal breaks someone down like an erector set, I will own the show…period. lol! This is the wildest thing Ive heard all week. Next thing you know, Jean Claude Van Damme will join a rival police force and they will finish the fight that began in the late 80s early 90s in Sylvestor Stallone’s house. Oh…this world is silly.

    • PETER

      JEAN CLAUDE VANDAMME DONT WANT TO FIGHT SEAGAL. SEAGAL IS THE REAL DEAL. JEAN IS A WOMENS NAME AND JEAN IS A WOMEN. HECK I WOULDNT MIND FIGHTING JEAN MYSELF. ONLY PROBLEM IS I DONT HIT GIRLS. ASK JEAN WHAT HAPPENED IN NEW YORK WHEN CHUCK ZITTO SLAPPED HIM DOWN LIKE A BABY PUPPY. HE CRYED,PUT HIS TAIL BETWEEN HIS LEGS AND RAN HOME. FACT….. SEAGAL 6.5 250LBS JEAN 5.7 160LBS OF PURE QUEER. HUMMMMM ONE ONLY HAS TO THINK WHAT THE OUT COME WOULD BE.

    • PETER

      JEAN CLAUDE VANDAMME DONT WANT TO FIGHT SEAGAL. SEAGAL IS THE REAL DEAL. JEAN IS A WOMENS NAME AND JEAN IS A WOMEN. HECK I WOULDNT MIND FIGHTING JEAN MYSELF. ONLY PROBLEM IS I DONT HIT GIRLS. ASK JEAN WHAT HAPPENED IN NEW YORK WHEN CHUCK ZITTO SLAPPED HIM DOWN LIKE A BABY PUPPY. HE CRYED,PUT HIS TAIL BETWEEN HIS LEGS AND RAN HOME. FACT….. SEAGAL 6.5 250LBS JEAN 5.7 160LBS OF PURE QUEER. HUMMMMM ONE ONLY HAS TO THINK WHAT THE OUT COME WOULD BE.

  • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

    hahaha I just read this to my roommates and one of them is talking so much shit about steven seagal, its amazing. I dont care what most say and dont think this show is a good idea, but If some shit really pops off and seagal breaks someone down like an erector set, I will own the show…period. lol! This is the wildest thing Ive heard all week. Next thing you know, Jean Claude Van Damme will join a rival police force and they will finish the fight that began in the late 80s early 90s in Sylvestor Stallone’s house. Oh…this world is silly.

  • http://www.myspace.com/kurotsurugi The_Strongest_There_Is

    hahaha I just read this to my roommates and one of them is talking so much shit about steven seagal, its amazing. I dont care what most say and dont think this show is a good idea, but If some shit really pops off and seagal breaks someone down like an erector set, I will own the show…period. lol! This is the wildest thing Ive heard all week. Next thing you know, Jean Claude Van Damme will join a rival police force and they will finish the fight that began in the late 80s early 90s in Sylvestor Stallone’s house. Oh…this world is silly.

    • PETER

      JEAN CLAUDE VANDAMME DONT WANT TO FIGHT SEAGAL. SEAGAL IS THE REAL DEAL. JEAN IS A WOMENS NAME AND JEAN IS A WOMEN. HECK I WOULDNT MIND FIGHTING JEAN MYSELF. ONLY PROBLEM IS I DONT HIT GIRLS. ASK JEAN WHAT HAPPENED IN NEW YORK WHEN CHUCK ZITTO SLAPPED HIM DOWN LIKE A BABY PUPPY. HE CRYED,PUT HIS TAIL BETWEEN HIS LEGS AND RAN HOME. FACT….. SEAGAL 6.5 250LBS JEAN 5.7 160LBS OF PURE QUEER. HUMMMMM ONE ONLY HAS TO THINK WHAT THE OUT COME WOULD BE.

  • Jacob

    Why the hell didn’t Shaq get this kind of show? Are people that interested in whether Seagal is as badass as the characters he plays?

  • Jacob

    Why the hell didn’t Shaq get this kind of show? Are people that interested in whether Seagal is as badass as the characters he plays?

  • Jacob

    Why the hell didn’t Shaq get this kind of show? Are people that interested in whether Seagal is as badass as the characters he plays?

  • http://s1.zetaboards.com/THE__FIRM/index/ TH3 FUTURE

    He was pretty bad ass the other night,I can’t believe how good of a shot he is.All he needs is a diet and a face lift and he’s back!I never though I would say this about an actor but he is the real deal.

  • http://s1.zetaboards.com/THE__FIRM/index/ TH3 FUTURE

    He was pretty bad ass the other night,I can’t believe how good of a shot he is.All he needs is a diet and a face lift and he’s back!I never though I would say this about an actor but he is the real deal.

  • http://s1.zetaboards.com/THE__FIRM/index/ TH3 FUTURE

    He was pretty bad ass the other night,I can’t believe how good of a shot he is.All he needs is a diet and a face lift and he’s back!I never though I would say this about an actor but he is the real deal.