’Cops’ Canceled At Paramount Network

After escaping the clutches of cancellation once, the reality crime series has finally met its demise.

Credit: Cops.com
Amidst ongoing worldwide protests against police brutality, Paramount Network has opted to cancel long-running reality program Cops following a nearly seven-year stint on the network. This news comes shortly after the cable network pulled the seasoned veteran from the schedule following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. Cops had been airing on Paramount (formerly Spike TV) since Fox pulled the plug in 2013. The first new episode aired on the network on September 14, 2013 and the final one debuted on May 11, 2020. A thirty-third season was slated to premiere on June 8th but the episodes have since been pulled.                                                                 
Listings for 'Cops' have been removed by the network. Credit: Futon Critic.

Cops originally premiered on the Fox network in March 1989, less than three years after the network launched in October 1986. It was one of the network's flagship programs at the time, airing alongside other early classics like Married...with Children and The Simpsons. The series followed real police officers as they chased and arrested individuals accused of committing crimes. Since its late-80s debut, over 1,000 episodes of the series have been produced.

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