Note: the show's renewal was unofficially announced way back in August. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/08/29/longmire-renewed-by-ae-for-third-season/200059/
Consider this an official confirmation with news about the length of the season.
via press release:
A&E GREENLIGHTS THIRD SEASON OF THE HIT DRAMA SERIES
‘LONGMIRE’ STARRING ROBERT TAYLOR
NETWORK ORDERS 10 EPISODES FROM WARNER HORIZON TELEVISION
New York, NY – November 25, 2013 - A&E Network has picked up a 10-episode third season of the acclaimed drama series, “Longmire” starring Robert Taylor, it was announced today by David McKillop, General Manager and Executive Vice President of A&E.
In its second season, “Longmire” averaged 3.7 million total viewers with the season finale episode on August 26th, 2013 delivering a season high of 4.4 million total viewers.The show continues as A&E’s number one original drama series of all time in total viewers.
“’Longmire’ has become one of the most compelling dramas on television with a devoted audience and we are so proud of the show,” said McKillop.“We are thrilled to continue our wonderful partnership with Warner Horizon Television, the production team, and the talented cast and crew led by the exceptional Robert Taylor.”
“Longmire,” a contemporary crime thriller set in Big Sky country, is based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson. The series stars Australian actor Robert Taylor ( The Matrix) as Walt Longmire, the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming, along with Katee Sackhoff (“Battlestar Galactica,” Riddick), Lou Diamond Phillips (“), Bailey Chase (“Damages”), Cassidy Freeman (“Smallville”) and Adam Bartley (“Justified”).
“Longmire” is produced by The Shephard/Robin Company in association with Warner Horizon Television.Greer Shephard (“The Closer,” “Nip/Tuck”), Michael M. Robin (“The Closer,” “Nip/Tuck”), Hunt Baldwin (“The Closer,” “Trust Me”) and John Coveny (“The Closer,” “Trust Me”) serve as executive producers.
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