Steven Seagal going back on patrol! A&E's 'Lawman' to resume production in Phoenix -- EXCLUSIVE

Steven-SeagalImage Credit: Image Credit: Smallz and Raskind/FoxSteven Seagal is getting his badge back.

Production on his COPS-style A&E reality show Lawman may have been shut down last year when the actor was accused of illicit behavior, but now Deputy Seagal has now landed a new beat: Phoenix, Ariz., where controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio has welcomed the actor to resume shooting. As a result, A&E has greenlit a third season of Steven Seagal Lawman, with Seagal going on patrol in Maricopa County.

“I have a lot of friends in the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, so when Sheriff Joe Arpaio invited me to join them, there wasn’t a moment’s hesitation,” Seagal said. “Certain crimes in Arizona are on the rise and now that I live there, I want to help the sheriff fight it the best way I know how. It’s an honor to serve.”

Hear that bad guys? Crime is on the rise, but Steven Seagal is coming to town.

“Mr. Seagal has been on this horse before, so to speak, and will be an asset to this fine organization,” says Arpaio. “We look forward to working with him. We’re a little unusual here, which should make things pretty interesting.”

The first two seasons of Lawman were shot in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, where Seagal was embedded with local sheriffs departments. Last year, Seagal learned nobody is above the law when he was accused of sex trafficking by a personal assistant. The lawsuit was dropped, but the tabloid headlines prompted Louisiana authorities to shut down production on the show.

But now, like something from a wild buddy cop movie, Seagal and the always colorful Arpaio will join forces. Arpaio promotes himself as “America’s Toughest Sheriff” and is an outspoken proponent against illegal immigration. He’s also been the subject of FBI and Department of Justice investigations for civil rights violations and abuse of power. Seagal will execute outstanding arrest warrants, respond to emergency situations, work with the narcotics unit, and more. The teaming should make for very interesting viewing.

Steven Seagal Lawman premiered in December 2009 to 3.5 million total viewers, making it one of the most-watched original series launches in A&E’s history.


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  • Ralph

    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little…

    • Your Queen

      From your lame overused no-longer-funny line?

  • DJ

    Time to kick some butt in Phoenix! I can’t wait to see my favorite Action-fu legend back on television.

  • TW

    Great news! I never miss an episode of Lawman! I can’t wait!!!

  • Shane

    Sheriff Joe loves the cameras. I wonder if Seagal will be going after busboys and gardeners like the sheriff does.

  • Wade

    Hopefully we can get to see him kick a lot of illegal alien butt. Maybe he can be in charge of a new chain gang with pink jumpsuits for all the fence jumping wetbacks.

    • Soon to outnumber you

      You go down on your mom with that mouth, dude?

      • scott

        he is the man

  • Wade

    What we’ve got hyeah, is fayluh to communicate, er I mean, “no habla english”.

    • Soon to outnumber you

      Shouldn’t you be in line somewhere for free government cheese?

  • Vince

    Well one more thing I won’t waste my time on

  • Soon to outnumber you

    I might just tune in to see fatboy’s first coronary trying to squeeze into a police cruiser’s bucket seat without the aid of a crowbar and crisco.

    • Gino

      Great, once you “outnumber” (should be two words moron) us America will be just like Mexico. Which country will you move on to next and destroy with your lazy work ethic and over-breeding? You should be thankful other races are still a part of America or you would just be stuck in the same pile of crap you left.

  • Eva Chiasson

    Yeah, Whoa-oh!! Steven’s Back Yeah!!!!And You anit seen nothing yet!! You just Go steven!!!

  • V

    This is a perfect marriage of ‘take no prisoners’ Phoenix attitude to crime & Seagal.SS will do well in Phoenix. Whatever you say, Arpaio has kept Phx out of the path of harm for a long time, and he’s popular here. Its all good. If you don’t like it, either you are a criminal or don’t come to Phoenix. We don’t need you. We do need Seagal. Welcome to Arizona, Steven!

  • Ian Edwards

    Great! My favourite comedy show is back! As Arizona is more volatile it should be even funnier.

  • TW

    The article didn’t mention when the first show will be on TV, does anyone know?

  • FrancesAnn

    Its about freakin time. Ignor the haters, Steven and Joe and team.Be safe,Id work with you all in a heartbeat. P. I. in Ohio Cold Case homicide.Love and Luck.

  • samantha

    i enjoy this man he is very serious on cleaning up the streets you go steven man you give me goosebumps thinking about it.

  • Joe

    Too Funny, here is a guy whose own wife was an illegal immigrant bacause she never passed a citizenship test, and her work visa’s had run out – she got pg and conned him into marring her so that she wasn’t shipped back to China. Maybe they should make her pass the test if she wants to stay here. Seen too many military guys get into the same situation and once they get the green card it divorce time.

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