LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Langley creator of the long-running TV series “Cops,” has died during a road race in Mexico, a family spokeswoman said. Langley died in Baja, Mexico, of an apparent heart attack Saturday during the Coast to Coast Ensenada-San Felipe 250 off-road race, family spokeswoman Pam Golum said. He was 78. “Cops” […]
After ordering 160 new episodes of its flagship series Cops in May, A&E execs pulled the plug as protests over police violence lead to criticisms of the genre as a “PR arm” of law enforcement.
Cops‘ 33-year run has come to an end. Pulled earlier this month by Paramount Network in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, the series will not be coming back. It ran on the Fox network for 25 years until 2013, when Viacom-owned Spike TV picked it up. The show remained on the air after Spike was re-branded as Paramount Network in 2018.
Hazleton, Pa. (AP) — The council of an eastern Pennsylvania city has voted to oppose letting the reality show “Cops” film its officers — even though the eight-week television shoot is about halfway over. The (Hazleton) Standard-Speaker reports Hazleton council passed the non-binding resolution by a 3-1 vote Tuesday night. It asks Mayor Jeff Cusat to […]
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A decade after Albuquerque’s mayor banned “Cops” from filming in New Mexico’s largest city, the reality show is returning. But this time, it is partnering with the county. And a spokeswoman for current Mayor Richard Berry made it clear the city still wants no part in the show that follows officers […]
The documentary-style crime series has found the freedom to be edgier since moving to cable from its 25-year broadcast TV home on Fox. And Spike, which decided it needed to grow beyond its young male target audience, has seen a hoped-for increase in female and older viewers that it attributes in part to “Cops” joining its schedule in September.
The veteran series, currently finishing an abbreviated 25th season, will get a new home on cable.