A&E Brings Back 100 Centre Street

The decision is in on A&E Network's highly acclaimed 100 Centre
skein: The network will premiere a second season of Sidney Lumet's
legal-oriented series come fall.

A&E has ordered 18 new episodes of 100 Centre Street, which tells
tales of the judges, lawyers and criminals working the New York City judicial
system, senior vice president of programming Allen Sabinson said.

Through the first eight episodes, which air Mondays at 9 p.m., the one-hour
drama, shot in high-definition, has averaged a 1.9 coverage-area rating,
translating into 1.5 million households. That figure represents a 58 percent
jump from the fourth-quarter time slot, which housed documentary series City

As with the first season, comprising 13 hours, Lumet will serve as executive
producer, and he will write and direct several episodes.

A&E is also in development with the film director (The Verdict) on
a one-hour limited drama series, May It Please The Court, which will
examine key U.S. Supreme Court decisions over the past 60