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Steven Seagal Denies That a Puppy Was Killed During Reality Show Raid

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 5th 2011 10:00AM
Steven SeagalAccording to the Associated Press, actor Steven Seagal and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio have denied accusations by a Phoenix man and his lawyer that a family pet was killed during a raid filmed for Seagal's reality TV show.

TMZ earlier reported that Seagal took part in a March 9 raid on the home of Jesus Llovera for his A&E show, 'Steven Seagal: Lawman.'

Llovera alleges that Seagal arrived at his home with a tank, which he rammed into a gate on his property, and that an 11-month-old puppy was killed during the raid along with 100 roosters.

Seagal said he's outraged by the allegation, and Sheriff Arpaio said it is without merit. "If my deputies, or posse man Seagal for that matter, had done something so awful like shooting a family dog, then where are the photos to prove it?" Arpaio asked.

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Ed Helms to Host 'Saturday Night Live,' 'Chase' Star Joins 'The Good Wife' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 25th 2011 5:35PM
Ed HelmsEd Helms has signed to host 'Saturday Night Live' for the first time.

According to NBC, Helms will be joined by Paul Simon. Helms' hosting duties align with the season finale of 'The Office' and the release of 'The Hangover 2.'

Simon's appearance on the May 14 episode will be his eighth on the 'SNL' stage. Tina Fey will host the May 7 show and Justin Timberlake will close out the season on May 21.

In other TV news ...

'Chase' star Kelli Giddish has booked a two-episode guest role on 'The Good Wife.' Giddish will play an investigator and former colleague of Kalinda. The role could extend to season 3 (if/when CBS picks up the show). [TVLine]

When 'The Real L Word' returns to Showtime for season 2, expect it to look a whole lot different. Only Whitney from season 1 is still with the cast. Joining Whitney is Claire, an aspiring magazine publisher; Claire's ex, Francine, a business executive; fashion designer Romi; couple Cori & Kasey and activist Sajdah. Season 2 premieres June 5. [Entertainment Weekly]

Coco, wife of 'Law & Order: SVU' actor/rapper Ice-T, is getting her own E! reality show. In November, the New York Post reported seeing Ice and Coco filming, but new details indicate Coco will be the focus. [TMZ]

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Steven Seagal and Crew Bust a Crack House on 'Lawman' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Oct 21st 2010 5:15AM
A Drug Bust on 'Steven Seagal: Lawman'On 'Steven Seagal: Lawman' (Wed. 10PM ET on AETV), a crack house is invaded by The Great One, aka Reserve Deputy Chief Seagal. He and the rest of the crew from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office make use of a warrant and charge into a home. One of the residents "just shoved something in his mouth!" says Seagal (wearing an incongruously luxurious scarf with his uniform).

"[We have] information based on you selling crack outta here," one officer tells a man in cuffs. He responds: "You can't most definitely find no drugs or nothing." But the cops know better.

"Drug dealers always hide their stash, but they also need quick access to it," explains Seagal (for viewers who've never seen any crime/cop show ever). How 'bout those oven mitts hanging on the kitchen wall...?

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Steven Seagal Aces Target Practice on 'Lawman' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Oct 14th 2010 10:40AM
'Lawman': Steven Seagal Aces Target PracticeOn 'Steven Seagal: Lawman' (Wed., 10PM ET on AETV), the crew from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office get a little competitive during target practice.

One colleague successfully shoots the "suspect" in the image, but also gets the woman he's holding hostage -- right in the forehead. "My investigation revealed she was in on it," he joked.

The next guy misses the hostage, but his shots to the suspect's head are still too close (for Steven Seagal's comfort) to the captured woman. So Seagal, aka the Reserve Deputy Chief, shows 'em how it's done.

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News Roundup: 'Steven Seagal: Lawman' Returns, 'CSI: NY' Taps 'Melrose Place' Star and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 3rd 2010 6:00PM
Steven SeagalSteven Seagal is back on the job! According to the Live Feed, A&E will air eight episodes of 'Steven Seagal: Lawman' that were previously shot starting Oct. 6 at 10PM.

In April, the martial arts star was accused of sexual harassment and production was stalled and he was suspended from the force. The charges were dropped in July. There's no word on whether A&E will produce more episodes of the series.

In other TV news ...

• TV producers McG ('Chuck,' 'Nikita') and Paul Scheuring ('Prison Break') are developing a private investigator series for ABC. The P.I. learned everything he knows from his childhood shows like 'Magnum PI' and 'Simon & Simon'

Nielsen is predicting that 40 percent of new TV homes will be Hispanic. According to the data measurement company it's a 3 percent increase compared to last season. [Live Feed]

'Top Gear' season 15 will premiere on BBC America on Sept. 27. Look for Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz to guest. [BBC America]

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Fox Books 'Cops' for Season 23

by Kim Potts, posted Apr 20th 2010 10:45AM
Here's what the bad boys, bad boys are gonna do: continue running from the police, as Fox has given the greenlight for a 23rd season of its hit reality drama 'Cops.'

The show, which will air its 800th episode before the end of season 22, has given viewers a look at 2,044 arrests in 140 U.S. cities (plus foreign locales like Russia, London and Hong Kong) since it debuted in 1989. The second longest-running show on Fox (after 'America's Most Wanted'), 'Cops' continues to be a ratings winner in its Saturday-night timeslot, drawing an average of five million viewers each week.

"We're doing gangbusters," series creator John Langley tells the Hollywood Reporter. "It's an existential variety show -- dramatic, life-threatening, philosophical and legal. We're still the only show on television with no script, no actors, no host and no re-enactments."

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New TV on DVD for March 30: 'Deadliest Catch,' 'Real Housewives'

by Scott Harris, posted Mar 30th 2010 1:45PM
If there's one thing the American television viewer has learned about the entertainment industry it's that Hollywood's primary goal is to always keep it real. Sure, you could accuse actors of employing some artifice in their line of work, but for the most part, television is in the midst of an unparalleled era of keeping it real as shows like 'The Real World' and 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' continue to prove by having the word real right in the title. And when it comes to TV on DVD, the realest month of all is apparently March.

Of course, the argument could be made that this week's batch of DVD releases is actually somewhat weak due to a lack of high profile scripted shows, but we like to take more of a "glass half real" viewpoint on things. That's why were so so excited to see the latest issue from the most real reality show of all, 'Deadliest Catch,' which lands 'Deadliest Catch: Season Five' just in time to get you ready for the premiere of season six on April 13.

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A&E Wants More Steven Seagal's 'Lawman'

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 19th 2010 8:02PM
Are your favorite TV police officers not squinting enough? Then tune that TV on over to A&E!

A&E has renewed their popular reality series (there's two phrases I thought I would never use in the same sentence: "A&E" and "popular reality series") 'Steven Seagal: Lawman' for another season.

The network has submitted a 16-episode order for the show's new season, just three more than the first season. The network has also been more than pleased with its 2.1 million average reviewer rating, more than half of which is from the coveted 18 to 34 year old demographic. Just imagine. If the show gets popular enough, it might become an actual movie. Finally! Seagal will have a chance to do some real acting.

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A&E Renews 'Steven Seagal: Lawman'

by Aimee Deeken, posted Feb 19th 2010 12:45PM
Steven Seagal: LawmanSteven Seagal will return to A&E to offer up another dose of his reality.

The network has renewed the docudrama 'Steven Seagal: Lawman' for a 16-episode second season, three more episodes than the initial outing, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The program will again feature the real-life deputy and his Sheriff's Office colleagues protecting the people of Jefferson Parish in New Orleans, Louisiana. This time the production filmed during Mardi Gras. No word yet on whether his martial-arts skills helped keep the peace during the revelry.

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Bonnie Hunt Asks Steven Seagal: 'Did You Ever Kill Anyone?' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jan 29th 2010 5:30PM
Steven Seagal talks killing on 'The Bonnie Hunt Show' Things got a little dicey on 'The Bonnie Hunt Show' when Bonnie asked Steven Seagal if he ever killed anyone. He skirted the question at first, but when she pressed him, asking if he'd ever "dimmed the lights," he said, "You're on my hit list now!"

"You saw my fancy work," said Bonnie, motioning a few karate chops. "You know I can take you, Steven." Watch Seagal on 'Lawman' (Wed., 10PM ET on A&E).

Watch the video after the jump.

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'Steven Seagal Lawman' Sets Ratings Record for A&E

by Daniel Frankel, posted Dec 4th 2009 1:17PM
A&E had a really good week.

Three days after the season 2 opener for the dysfunction-based reality show 'Hoarders' set an all-time premiere ratings mark for the channel, the real-life-celebrity-sideline-based 'Steven Seagal Lawman' broke it.

Focused on Seagal's work helping out the cops in Louisiana's Jefferson Parish, the series premiere of 'Lawman' averaged 3.5 million viewers during the 10PM hour on Thursday. Meanwhile, its 2.0 rating in the all-important adults 18-49 demographic edged out 'Hoarders,' which had days earlier set a new mark for A&E in the demo.

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Steven Seagal Metes Out Justice on 'Steven Seagal: Lawman' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 3rd 2009 3:57PM
We're not sure who decided it was a good idea to let washed-up action hero Steven Seagal near real guns, but we'd like to personally thank them for helping to create some of the most compelling and unintentionally funny TV ever.

On the premiere of the reality TV show 'Steven Seagal: Lawman,' Seagal joins the officers of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, as they patrol the streets and respond to real-life crimes in progress.

Watch the video after the jump.

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