Whoa: Steven Seagal gets reality show

Television just got way more awesome. The ponytailed tornado of fists and joint-popping aikido moves known as Steven Seagal has landed his own reality television show courtesy of--not MTV or Spike TV--A&E;, reports Variety.

So what will Steven Seagal be doing? Cooking? Interior decoration? Extreme makeovers? No, Seagal will be doing what he does best--kicking crooks' butts.

Steven Seagal: Lawman will follow the Under Siege star as he works as a part-time deputy in New Orleans. Cameras will be on hand not only as Seagal does his duties keeping the street clean, but also as he lives as a family man, musician, and New Orleans do-gooder.

"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.

Whatever you say, Mr. Seagal, just don't hurt us. Lawman is scheduled to premiere late next year.

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Dec 02, 2008
Why Seagal????? Why not Chuck Norris?
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Dec 02, 2008
Brilliant! This will be (unintentional) comedy at it's finest, I'm sure. I wonder if his stunt double does things like walking up the stairs for him, like in his movies?
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Nov 30, 2008
Only in America...
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Nov 30, 2008
Noooo.... not ok... not ok...
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Nov 27, 2008
Mannn, I'm sick of Steven Seagal.
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Nov 26, 2008
I'm a huge fan of Steven Seagal's movies, but I'm not so sure about this...
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Nov 26, 2008
"Steven Seagal: Lawman will follow the Under Siege star as he works as a part-time deputy in New Orleans. Cameras will be on hand not only as Seagal does his duties keeping the street clean, but also as he lives as a family man, musician, and New Orleans do-gooder" = BORING.
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Nov 25, 2008
Love Steven...plus it will be about my home state, can't watch to see it
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Nov 25, 2008
I do like steven seagal's other movies. So I'll give it a watch or 2 .
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Nov 25, 2008
Love them joints popping!!!
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Nov 25, 2008
Great:P Im gonna watch this Steven Seagal is the best:P Of course im gonna watch this show!
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Nov 25, 2008
blerg
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Nov 25, 2008
Wow! do I really have ask why? I mean this is just awful, I am a big believer in cable TV but I am slowly being turned off by it. This is just a really bad idea!
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Nov 25, 2008
ugh! I'm glad I don't have cable!
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Nov 25, 2008
Holy crap! Ok, this is pure trash tv, but I gotta admit I want to watch at least 1 ep to see our favorite pony-tail fatty kicking some butt!
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Nov 25, 2008
i find it hard to believe that someone thought that this was a good idea...are they getting that desperate that they are dragging a talentless actor to the small screen in "reality" television??
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Nov 25, 2008
Holy crap! Ok, this is pure trash tv, but I gotta admit I want to watch at least 1 ep to see our favorite pony-tail fatty kicking some butt!
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Nov 25, 2008
I'm sorry but who will watch this? No, serious!
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Nov 25, 2008
The idea of the paunch with the ponytail in a TV crime show is frightening enough. As a realty show? I can see his lawyers salivating at the thought of all the "on camera" assault suits to come.
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Nov 25, 2008
I agree with bernsd3, this has got to be a bad joke.
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Nov 25, 2008
Isn't this one of the signs of the apocolypse? At least good to see that while lots of scripted shows get canceled, it makes way for some good quality television. Ugh.....I'm sure ratings will go through the roof. I'm really losing my faith in television....
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Nov 25, 2008
Sounds stupid alright. Cant wait to see the first episode :)
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Nov 25, 2008
Sounds really stupid. Can't we have some decent programmes?
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Nov 25, 2008
Really? I can't see him in reality, but I guess the cop idea works. I love the caption "Then, I break your face's face" haha...
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Nov 25, 2008
I'm sorry ... is this an April Fool's Day joke? This is about as far as reality TV can go -- give a horrible actor another reality show. Instead of brilliant scripted dialogue, we're going to get more of 'Marked for Death' or 'Hard to Kill'.
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