by Kevin Allman
I will just quote from showbiz trade-Bible Variety here, as I don't know what to say (A&E editor Will Coviello's succinct response was a simple "Awesome!")...
Steven Seagal can now add "reality TV lead" to his resume, as A&E is in production on nonfiction skein "Steven Seagal: Lawman" in New Orleans.
According to the net, Seagal has been working on and off as a fully commissioned deputy with the Jefferson Parish County Sheriff's Office for nearly two decades.One of his stints found him assisting with recovery efforts during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
"Lawman" also will document his life off the beat, including his musical and philanthropic activities in the Big Easy.
"I decided to work with A&E on this series now because I believe it's important to show the nation all the positive work being accomplished here in Louisiana," Seagal said of the new venture.
Seagal "helps fight crime because he cares about the community," said Robert Sharenow, A&E's senior veep of nonfiction and alternative programming. "Lawman" is skedded for a late 2009 bow.
Move aside, Walker: Texas Ranger.
Seagal: Veterans Boulevard Ranger is in the parish.