A&E has extended the season of its unscripted series Live PD to 21 episodes, the network said Wednesday.
The series, which follows live six police departments as they patrol their respective communities, is averaging 1.1 million viewers (Nielsen Live+7 ratings) since launching this past October, according to network officials. In addition, the network will offer two Saturday episodes on Feb. 4 and Feb. 11, said A&E.
“We’re proud to be the destination for a series that is not only at the cutting edge of technological achievements but is also bold in nature,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President & Head of Programming, A&E Network in a statement. “By presenting an unfiltered look at how our country is being policed and prompting the thought-provoking conversation that follows, we’ve tapped into the cultural zeitgeist in a way that no other show has before.”