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A+E Networks’ Rob Sharenow On Finding A ‘Live Pd’ Replacement & Extending The ‘Surviving’ Franchise

A+E Networks’ Rob Sharenow On Finding A ‘Live Pd’ Replacement & Extending The ‘Surviving’ Franchise

In June, A&e canceled its flagship series Live Pd in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent protests against police brutality.

The cancelation came a month after the network renewed the show for an additional 160 episodes. Live Pd, which aired Friday and Saturday nights from 9 Pm-12 Am, was one of the highest-rated shows on basic cable.

One of the challenges now for A&e and parent company A+E Networks is how to replace a show that aired for so many hours across the schedule.

A+E Networks President of Programming Rob Sharenow lifted the lid on the decision making process in a virtual Edinburgh International TV Festival session moderated by Deadline.

“That was certainly a challenging moment for the brand, for our country, for the network but A&e is a brand that really listens to culture and has always prided itself on being part of

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