Martial-arts expert, world-class runner, and thespian extraordinaire, Steven Seagal is currently in production on a reality show for A&E.
Now, let's approach the story's elaboration a bit differently. I'm going to pretend to tell you a joke by pitching a ridiculous premise, and you conversely, will either laugh or just snidely think that I took the joke too far. Ready?...Okay:
So here's the pitch: We take Steven Seagal and put him right smack-dab in the middle of post-Katrina New Orleans. THEN we make him a fully-commissioned deputy for the NOPD, where the cameras will follow him around as he fights crime in real life. lulz reins supreme! SNL might actually have an idea for a funny sketch (seeing as Lorne Michaels hates him.) Well, I really must break it to you that the above pitch is FOR REAL.
Yup, this is not a joke. Remember that episode of The Simpsons where they had the "spinoffs" parody and Principal Skinner left Springfield to fight crime as a P.I. in New Orleans alongside Chief Wiggum? THAT sounds less ridiculous than this.
The show will be entitled Steven Seagal: Lawman, and is indeed taping at present. The show is scheduled to premiere late in 2009. Frankly, I don't see how you can NOT tune in to see this.