“Cops” has officially been canceled.
“‘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.
“Cops” launched on Fox in 1989 and has come under fire in recent years for questionable behind the scenes practices.
Fox aired 25 seasons of “Cops,” pairing it with “America’s Most Wanted” for 14 years. “Most Wanted” moved to Lifetime in 2011 and was eventually canceled. “Cops,” meanwhile, got a new lease on life in 2013 when Spike TV ordered new episodes.
A&E removed a similar show in “Live PD” from its schedule “out of respect for the families of George Floyd and others who have lost their lives.”
“Live PD” is currently the number one series on cable on Friday and Saturday nights.
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