Arts & Entertainment Network (A&E) is an American channel that airs mostly documentary, biographic, drama films and series (and mystery dramas) but over the time added reality shows in its programming. The most prominent A&E shows are “The First 48” and “Storage Wars”.
Scripted programs are presented currently with “Bates Motel”. This network originally was broadcasting BBC production (“Freud”, for example). Programs related to fine arts included books adaptations, concert and opera plays, though, broadcast with commercials. Nowadays culture-related production is not aired anymore, the last one was in summer 2007. The most noteworthy series among the A&E’s production are screen versions of Jane Austen’s and Rex Stout’s novels, The Great Gatsby (2000) and Napoléon (2002).