A&E Cancels ‘Longmire’; Season 4 Still Possible Elsewhere

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longmire A&E Cancels Longmire; Season 4 Still Possible Elsewhere

The A&E Network is perhaps best known for being the home of such reality fare as Storage Wars, Bad Ink and the hugely popular Duck Dynasty. However, over the last few years, the cable network’s scripted dramas – Those Who Kill, The Glades, Bates Motel and Longmire – have also managed to catch the attention of viewers.

Based on a Danish TV series, Those Who Kill only lasted ten episodes earlier this year before ending its run, while crime drama The Glades finished off its fourth season with a cliffhanger; it was then surprisingly canceled. Now it seems A&E has decided to swing the cancellation axe yet again.

According to Deadline, A&E has chosen not to renew its hit western Longmire for a season 4. Yet the news outlet does say Warner Horizon, the studio behind the series, will indeed be shopping it immediately to other networks. In a statement, A&E didn’t elaborate on their decision, simply stating:

“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. We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved together.”

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The news is particularly surprising because Longmire, starring Robert Taylor and Katee Sackhoff, is A&E’s most-watched drama series of all time, and only second in viewers for the network behind Duck Dynasty. The move can possibly be explained by the excuse that the cable network is trying to cut down on external spending, since both The Glades and Longmire come from outside studios, whereas new series The Returned hails from the new A+E Studios.

Yet it also seems like the A&E Network is really trying to downsize its scripted programming overall and return its focus to reality TV. In perhaps a very telling move, A&E’s head of scripted programming, Tana Nugent Jamieson, recently went over to A+E Studios as SVP. She’s now in charge of developing scripted programming for not just A&E, but also Lifetime, History and LMN.

So there’s no telling what will become of A&E, but at the very least with its strong cast and ratings, Longmire does have a chance of finding a home somewhere else.

Stay tuned to Screen Rant for the latest on Longmire.

Source: Deadline

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  1. I was saddened today when I chatted with Netfix and found out they only have Season 1&2 and dont currently have rights to season 3 or 4 which means we probably wont get to see this season of Longmire unless something happens really fast at that place and that just FRACKIN SUCKS!!!

  2. I have decided to boycot your channel. You suck me into shows I get hooked on and then you cancel them. No more for me and reality tv sucks.

  3. I would be nice if you would get away from the so called reality tv which is phoney and stick with decent shows like The Glades, Longmuire and others that are entertaining. You really don’t know how to pick them.

  4. A&E it is over! You stick with the crappy shows that no one is interested in and cancel the ones that are entertaining. Who cares about these idiots on reality tv who get paid megabucks to make fools of themselves on the screen. Keep the good shows. Goodbye A&E.