‘Cops’ actuality TV present returns to Fox streaming service: NPR
Fox Nation, a subscription-based streaming service operated by Fox News Media, has given the go-ahead for the return of the controversial reality TV series, which premieres October 1st. Fox Nation hide caption
The Paramount Network abruptly discontinued the law enforcement cops reality TV series following the murder of George Floyd last year. Now the show has found a new home.
Fox Nation, a subscription-based streaming service owned by Fox News Media, has given the go-ahead for the return of the controversial series, which will start its 33rd season on October 1, the company announced on Monday.
“COPS is one of the most iconic brands on television with an incredibly passionate following,” Fox Nation president Jason Klarman said in a statement.
Additionally, Klarman said the company would show its appreciation to first responders by offering them a free one-year subscription to the streaming service, saying it was an opportunity “to those who risk their lives every time.” return”. Day to protect us. “
The show will restart with four episodes at a time and then premiere episodes every week on Fridays. Fox Nation also recorded an additional 15 episodes from season 32.
First premiered on the Fox Network in 1989, Cops gave viewers a transparent glimpse into the life of law enforcement as camera crews caught the police, answered calls, patrolled and, of course, made arrests – all on live television.
In 2013, the Fox Network canceled the show after 25 seasons, but cops eventually switched to Paramount Network.
Following nationwide protests following Floyd’s murder by the Minneapolis police force, Paramount removed the show from the line-up in 2020.
Shows similar to cops have also been controversial, leading to their abrupt cancellation.
Popular A&E television show Live PD was also pulled out of the air after new details emerged from the arrest of Javier Ambler, a black man who died in 2019 when he was arrested by law enforcement in Austin, Texas.
“This is a critical time in our country’s history and we have made the decision to stop producing Live PD,” A&E Network said in a statement last year.