American Gangster, the acclaimed series that debuted on BET, has been acquired by A&E Networks. A&E snagged the rights to seasons 1-3 of the series, which takes an in depth look at some of urban America's most notorious criminals and gangs. The series, which is narrated by actor Ving Rhames, will air on A&E's Crime & Investigation Network cable channel. “American Gangster is one of BET’s most critically acclaimed and thought-provoking series, and we’re extremely proud of the success the show has enjoyed on our network,” said Michael D. Armstrong, Senior Vice President & General Manager, BET International. “We’re excited that it will be reaching a new worldwide audience through this landmark deal with A&E.