Circle Network Announces Acquisition of Hit Western Crime Drama Longmire


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 18, 2022 –  After the series debuted on A&E in 2012, and concluding it’s run on Netflix in 2017, all six seasons of the critically acclaimed hit Western series “Longmire” will be coming to Circle Network’s linear programming beginning Tuesday, February 22, at 10/9c, marking a milestone as the stations first foray into crime drama. Set in rural Wyoming, “Longmire” follows recent widow Sheriff Walt Longmire, who works to investigate crimes in the town, assisted by his staff, friends, and daughter. “Longmire’s” setting will bring Circle’s audience a front row view of the scenic mountains, wildlife and open skies of rural Wyoming.

Starring Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cassidy Freeman, Adam Bartley and more, “Longmire” was named A&E’s “highest-rated original drama series” in 2014. Since its inception, Western dramas have been a staple on Circle – movies like Gambler starring Kenny Rogers have had longstanding popularity on the network. Circle Network’s consumers are rooted in the country lifestyle and will thoroughly enjoy the rural lifestyle and landscapes depicted on “Longmire.”

“Acquiring ‘Longmire’ is a bullseye for us at Circle,” said Circle Network’s Senior Vice President of Content, Evan Haiman, “Especially following our recent partnership with DISH, which allows us to reach many more small-town markets across America, we have an audience of rural residents that will really resonate with the feel of this show. We’ve seen the success of shows set in rural areas like ‘Yellowstone’. And ‘Longmire’ will reach the same target audience.”

“What’s more, after two years of living through a pandemic, people are seeking out new views in the content they are consuming,” said Circle Network’s General Manager, Drew Reifenberger. “After all this time spent in lockdown and isolation, ‘Longmire’ is the perfect escapism for urban dwellers who want to see freedom and open spaces in their television content.”

Tune in starting Tuesday, February 22nd at 10/9c for the premiere of season one, bringing both new fans to the show and old fans the nostalgia of rewatching the highly-reviewed Western crime drama. Consecutive episodes will air every day at 7 p.m. EST and on Tuesdays at 11 p.m. EST., on Circle’s linear platform.

Circle: Lauren Kelcher Stevenson / Sam Stephens / Courtney Stemmer / Sarah Borchardt / Rachel May [email protected] or Teresa George/ [email protected]

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