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.”

Katee Sackhoff in Riddick 570x320 A&E Cancels Longmire; Season 4 Still Possible Elsewhere

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. To bad for you, now you have nothing on A&E worth watching. We have watched this show from the beginning. It is a Great show, to bad you can`t see that. There is a lot of lousey show on these days, and they don`t get canceled. I think we are done with A&E this time.

  2. I can’t believe you are canceling this show!!!!!! Because the fan base wasn’t of a certain age!!! Really A&E????? There is really nothing worth watching on your channel. I used to like The First 48hours but even that is old now. I think I’m also done with A&E. I hope some other station picks up Longmire because that is the station I will watch then:(

  3. I wonder if they realize that canceling a show because the viewership is too old makes absolutely ZERO sense. Five-million-plus viewers is five-million-plus viewers, whether they’re old enough to shave or so old they no longer have to. What the hell are they thinking???

    Hopefully FX or AMC will pick it up. At least THEY don’t old the viewer’s age against them. Jesus, A&E. I knew there was a reason I had stopped watching you before Longmire came along…

  4. Really??? Canceling longmire??? Really? What are you thinking????? Best show on television. Come on AE, be better than that.

  5. Longmire is the only show worth watching on A&E. I do not watch “reality” shows and it seems that A&E only supports stupidity. I will no longer watch this network. I am done. I hope another network is smart enough to pick up Longmire.

  6. Longmire is the best show A&E ever had. I can’t believe you are canceling it. I am “Old” would you like to cancel me also. The reality crap you have on your programing list is the worst stuff I have ever seen. You need to re-consider your decision about Longmire. You are losing a lot of viewers. Also your “older” viewers have more time to watch TV then your “younger” viewer so you might want to consider that. Remember your “older” viewers are “retired” and TV is a big part of our life.

  7. Longmire is a great show to watch and get away from those lame Reality Shows.
    Sorry for your loss A&E and you can pick up another lousy Reality Show and give some
    losers more money to through away and then give them another show so they can have money to do it again. Just keep giving to the losers.

  8. A&E doesn’t have much to watch and they cancel one of the few good ones. Way to go A&E….Hopefully the “older viewers” will all watch your competition and your network will go off the air.

  9. This was a super drama and you seriously cancel it? Reconsider this from an avid viewer one of many…come on bring it back :-)

  10. What the heck are you people smoking at A+E The Glades was a good show and Longmire are you kidding me , cancelled. What should be cancelled is the people running A+E . First you try to mess with Duck Dynasty then you have the nerve to cancel Longmire. You guys are nuts. I hope your rating go down so low they can all the execs.

    Gordon Saxton

  11. I was eagerly awaiting Longmires next season, now I am awaiting Longmires next network. All the crap on A&E and you cancel this? Good-by A&E, have a nice decline.

  12. You cancel Longmire because it appeals to an older group of viewers? Who do you think is footing the bill? If all you put on is the scripted reality crap, time to delete A&E from our lineup.

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