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A&E's "Longmire" To Get Even Longer

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Following a very successful summer launch, A&E has just opted to renew their original crime/mystery drama Longmire for a second season.

Based on a series of novels by author Craig Johnson, Longmire is a modern day set drama with western overtones. The style is a bit reminiscent of current FX drama Justified, but Longmire quickly carves out its own path through the TV wilderness.

The plot follows Sheriff Walt Longmire, head lawman of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Walt's wife recently passed away, and he's returning to work as the series begins. His daughter Cady, deputy Vic, and best friend Henry all offer support to Longmire as he attempts to solve a series of major crimes happening in his jurisdiction. Fighting crime isn't Longmire's only worry though, as he must prepare for an upcoming election against Branch, a challenging young opponent who desperately wants Walt's job.

Featuring stars Robert Taylor (in the title role), Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff, and Lou Diamond Phillips, Longmire has quickly ascended to the crown of top rated scripted series on A&E. Granted, A&E really doesn't have that many scripted series, but it's still an accomplishment. There are still six more episodes left to air in Longmire's ten episode debut season, and look for the second season to begin airing next summer. The number of episodes ordered for season two has yet to be announced.

Have you checked out Longmire? Has it earned a second season?

Source: Deadline.com


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Show:
- Longmire
Network:
- A&E

Written by: Michael Stevenson
Jun 29th, 2012, 9:11 pm

AusieSal

Message Posted On Jul 2nd, 2012, 1:19 pm
Longmire is fast becoming my favourite show. I love the cast. The hints at Longmire's shaded past keep me guessing, but most of all, after years of watching CSI's pick apart every inch of a crime scene, it's refreshing to see Longmire's rugged, low tech, 'chuck the body in the truck' approach to crime solving. Here the villain is revealed through good old fashioned detective work, rather than an impersonal spec of goo under a microscope. Keep it coming!
dlockjaw

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Message Posted On Jun 30th, 2012, 1:39 pm

I love this show. Great cast, acting and stories. I'm happy it's gonna be around for awhile.

matt4848

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Since: 29/Feb/12
Message Posted On Jun 30th, 2012, 11:16 am

Once Kate Sackoff was on the stripper pole, I was sold.

jbucha

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Since: 02/Aug/11
Message Posted On Jun 30th, 2012, 8:02 am

I am glad it is getting another season. I like it.

jr2k

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Since: 11/Jul/10
Message Posted On Jun 29th, 2012, 11:15 pm

That's Great news, really enjoy this.

lordkinbote

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Since: 25/Feb/08
Message Posted On Jun 29th, 2012, 9:31 pm

That's great.  I TOTALLY didn't expect to like this show as much as I do.  I realized on the 3rd episode that I was thinking "Oh good!  Another episode of Longmire!"  I was like, "Wait, that's weird that I'm so looking forward to it."

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