By Matt Castello
WASHINGTON – NBC weatherman Al Roker predicts the weather, but his production company, which produces the reality TV show “DEA”, has been reluctant to predict whether there will be a third season for the program featured on Spike TV.
By most accounts, the forecast for a third season looks doubtful.
The show, which helped boost the profile of the agency and interest from prospective recruits, last aired on March 31, 2009, more than a year ago. Both seasons featured agents in gritty, high-crime cities; the first year in Detroit, the second in Newark.
Debra Fazio, a spokeswoman for Spike TV, told ticklethewire.com “no decision has been made yet about a 3rd season.” And Tom Chiodo, a spokesman for Al Roker Entertainment Inc., the producer of the show, echoed similar sentiments, saying he was uncertain as well.
The show, which followed DEA agents and task force members around as they busted down doors, made arrests and gathered info from informants, played to mixed reviews inside and outside the agency. On the upside, it gave the DEA, which is too often overshadowed by the FBI, a higher profile and helped boost recruiting.
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