Longmire Cancelled by A&E

Longmire Cancelled

Longmire has been put out to pasture.

A&E has cancelled the crime drama, which just concluded its third season earlier this month. According to TVLine, one of the producers of the series, Warner Horizon, will attempt to shop Longmire to other networks in hopes that it can live to see a fourth season.

“We would like to thank the phenomenal cast, crew and producers of Longmire, along with our partners at Warner Horizon, for their tireless work on three seasons of quality dramatic storytelling,” said a statement from A&E. “We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved together.”

The Wyoming-set series starred Robert Taylor as the titular Sheriff Walt Longmire, Battlestar Galactica actress Katee Sackhoff as Victoria “Vic” Moretti, Lou Diamond Phillips as Henry Standing Bear, Bailey Chase as Branch Connally, and Smallville actress Cassidy Freeman as Walt’s daughter, Cady.

Debuting in June 2012, Longmire was never a massive hit but was still a solid and reliable series throughout most of its run on A&E. However, the show’s third season found itself reaching series losing audience members, and the season three finale of Longmire was watched by 3.7 million total viewers and earned a 0.6 demo rating, down 16 and 45 percent from the finale of the show’s second season.

Longmire is the most recent cancellation for A&E, a network that has struggled to find consistency with regard to original, scripted programming. Aside from Bates Motel, which received an Emmy nomination last year thanks to Vera Farmiga’s lead performance and will return for a third season, the network has found itself cancelling many of its original series, including Breakout Kings and The Glades.

Photo via A&E

Chris is the Managing Editor of TVOvermind. A graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and Film, he has been writing for TVOvermind for over two years and has written about several different television shows, such as New Girl, Breaking Bad, Glee, and Homeland. Contact him through Twitter (@ckinger13) or email (chris@tvovermind.com).
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