Steven Seagal, Jefferson Parrish Sherrif Office, TV Show on A&E
The headline is true, aging martial arts celebrity Steven Seagal, a deputy sheriff at Jefferson Parrish Sherrif's offce for 20 years, is now starring in a reality TV show called Steven Seagal, Lawman, debuted on the A&E network with some impressive ratings.
The Hollywood Reporter says Steven Seagal's The Lawman "premiered Wednesday with two back-to-back episodes and a record-breaking 3.5 million total viewers and 2.0 million viewers in adults 18-49, making it the most-watched original series launch in A&E's history in all key demos."
What is real and what isn't has been erased. An martial movie star who beats up and catches bad guys on the big-screen becomes a real life cop who arrests bad guys on the mean streets. Now, we have a reality TV series that shows the martial expert, turned movie star cop, turned real life cop, turned into cop show gets his own "real" TV show.
It all started 20 years ago when Seagal was recruited to train police in self-defense techniques by the his hometown Sheriff's office in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.. It became such as success Seagal joined the force, becoming a Deputy Sheriff "busting bad guys" as they say.
Seagal clearly doesn't need the salary (which is between $29,000 to $50,000) what with his films grossing over $2 billion.
Steve Seagal, Lawman debuts on December 2 on the A&E network.