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WWE and A&E announce expanded programming partnership, new series to debut

WWE and A&E are partnering together for more than 130 hours of new programming.
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WWE and A&E have announced an expansion of their programming partnership.

The multi-year expansion will see more than 130 new hours of WWE-themed programming air on A&E. That includes the return of “Biography: WWE Legends” and "WWE's Most Wanted Treasures," along with the debut of a new series tentatively named "WWE Rivals."

A&E has ordered 35 new Biography episodes and 24 new episodes of Most Wanted Treasures. The Most Wanted Treasures episodes will air over multiple seasons.

Biography documentaries focused on Steve Austin, Roddy Piper, Randy Savage, Booker T, Shawn Michaels, The Ultimate Warrior, Mick Foley, and Bret Hart aired in 2021.

The first season of Most Wanted Treasures was hosted by AJ Francis (Hit Row member Top Dolla), who was released by WWE last November. The show, which features WWE wrestlers and legends, "takes viewers on a journey to find some of WWE’s most iconic, lost memorabilia."

WWE Rivals is the working title of the new series. It's been given a 40-hour order.

WWE Rivals will "chronicle the little-known stories behind the biggest clashes in WWE history. The episodes will include revelatory insights from those who were a part of the rivalries that often extended far beyond the ring and the cameras."

The press release announcing the expanded partnership between WWE and A&E also noted that additional hours of original programming are also currently in development.

“A&E is an amazing partner with an impressive lineup of signature series across its networks,” said Nick Khan, WWE President. “The expansion of our partnership will allow us to continue creating a massive slate of new content with a trusted partner, while further establishing A&E as a destination for WWE fans for years to come.”

“The collaboration between these two powerhouse brands has already proven to resonate with audiences and we look forward to working together to create premium content with broad appeal,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for A&E. “WWE’s incredible fanbase and talent roster are a great complement to A&E’s unique brand of in-depth storytelling that take fans behind the curtain and we are thankful to the entire WWE team for their partnership.”