"Cops" Canceled After 31 Years

After a six-year run on Paramount Network, “Cops” is officially over.

The show was pulled from the programming line up earlier this month in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death but now the official word is it will no longer air moving forward. “Cops is not on the Paramount Network and we don’t have any current or future plans for it to return,” a spokesperson for the cable channel said in a statement Tuesday. For the record, the original version of “Cops” premiered on Fox in 1989 and aired for 25 seasons. The show was resurrected in 2013 when Spike TV ordered new episodes. Spike TV – which was rebranded as Paramount Network in 2018 –carried the show over to the new network. 

Another show that might get the ax is ever popular “Live PD,” that consistently earns the top spot in weekend ratings. It was pulled last weekend, and the network is still evaluating the right time to bring it back. With the protests still going on, it’s unlikely it’ll be back this weekend.

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