LOS ANGELES Fans of "Longmire" were stunned when A&E canceled the drama after three seasons. To make matters worse, the final episode in the third season featured several big cliffhangers.
The shock and frustration wore off quickly when Netflix opted to order a fourth season that is available this week.
Executive producer Hunt Baldwin says the cliffhanger wasn't written as a way of forcing the cable network to keep producing the show, which is based on the novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson.
"Obviously, when we wrote that, we had a lot of story left to tell, had every intention of telling that. And we were surprised that there...