The long-running tv present COPS is returning to tv, two years after it was canceled through the Black Lives Matter riots over George Floyd.
The favored present debuted in March of 1989 and ran till June 9, 2020, when Paramount pulled it off the air in assist of Black Lives Matter.
Initially, the present was on Fox and can now be airing on the FOX Nation streaming platform. On the time that it was canceled, the present was airing on Spike TV, which grew to become Paramount Community in 2018, in accordance with a report from Mediaite.
“Cops will not be on the Paramount Community and we don’t have any present or future plans for it to return,” a Paramount Community spokesperson mentioned in a press release to Deadline on the time.
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On the similar time that COPS was yanked by Paramount, an analogous present known as “Reside PD” was pulled by A&E “out of respect for the households of George Floyd and others who’ve misplaced their lives.”
When Reside PD was canceled it was the primary collection on cable on Friday and Saturday nights.
Social justice warriors had been railing towards the present because it started.
“The dominant picture is hammered residence repeatedly: the overwhelmingly white troops of police are the great guys; the unhealthy guys are overwhelmingly black,” the New York Occasions wrote in 1989. “Little is alleged in regards to the final sources of the medicine, and nothing is talked about about Florida’s periodic scandals wherein the police themselves are discovered to be trafficking in medicine.”
Jason Klarman, president of the streaming service, mentioned in a press launch that “FOX Nation is constant to develop its library of the enduring collection ‘COPS,’ with all new, unique episodes set to roll out starting Friday, September thirtieth, introduced Jason Klarman, president of the streaming service.”
“It has been practically one yr since we greenlit COPS and the response has been positively overwhelming,” Klarman mentioned. “Our subscribers proceed to flock to the collection and we’re excited to supply our engaged viewers with extra of the unique content material they’ve come to depend on from FOX Nation.”