'Cops' Has Been Canceled After More Than 30 Years on Television

The future of 'Live PD' is also in question

RADIO.COM Staff
June 10, 2020 - 4:32 am
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    After more than 31 years on television, "Cops" has been canceled.

    The Paramount Network officially pulled the plug on the long-running series, reported Variety.

    “‘Cops’ is not on the Paramount Network and we don’t have any current or future plans for it to return,” a Paramount Network spokesperson said in a statement.

    The show's demise comes a week after it was pulled off the Parmount Network's schedule amid the worldwide protests over the death of George Floyd while in police custody.

    Originally premiering in March 1989, "Cops" aired for 25 seasons on Fox until being picked up by Spike TV - which was later rebranded the Paramount Network - in 2013.

    Reruns of the show are currently scheduled to air on WGN America until the end of June. According to The Hollywood Reporter, WGN has no plans to renew their contract to air any more episodes in the future.

    All of this comes as the show's 33rd season was set to premiere on June 1st.

    Meanwhile, A&E has dropped episodes of its popular police-driven show, "Live PD," and are evaluating its future. Discovery ID has also taken its law enforcement program "Body Cam" off the air for now, the outlet reported.

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