Cops‘ six-year run on Paramount Network and its predecessor has come to an end. Episodes were pulled earlier this month in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, the series will not be coming back.
“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 long-running 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 rebranded as Paramount Network in 2018, with the docu-series carried over to the new network.
A&E on June 5 pulled last weekend’s episodes of its hit docuseries Live PD amid continued nationwide protests over Floyd’s death. The network is still evaluating the right time to bring it back though a return this weekend appears unlikely at the moment.
Dan Abrams just tweeted: “To all of you asking whether #LivePD coming back. . .The answer is yes. All of us associated with the show are as committed to it as ever. We are still discussing some specifics but I want to assure the #LivePDNation that we are not abandoning you.”
Live PD is under scrutiny too as a man died on camera while the show was taping. Live PD states the tape was destroyed.
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