'Cops' Pulled From the Air After 33 Seasons Amid Anti-Police Protests

Brittany M. Hughes | June 10, 2020
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The legendary law enforcement show Cops has been canceled after more than 30 seasons following the widespread anti-cop sentiment that’s spread across the nation following the death of a black man at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer.

The Hollywood Reporter reports Paramount Network pulled the popular show from the air and is dropping it from their schedule “for good.”

"Cops is not on the Paramount Network and we don’t have any current or future plans for it to return," a network spokesperson said, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The show ran on Fox for 25 seasons before being switched over to Spike in 2013.

Previously aired episodes of the show will still run on WGN America through June, but the network doesn’t plan to renew the show after the end of the month.

It’s the third real-life police themed show to be pulled in recent weeks following nationwide and often violent protests against police brutality – and police, in general. A&E pulled their of Live PD scheduled for last week. According to the Hollywood Reporter, a source said that new episodes of the live-aired show scheduled for this Friday and Saturday are "unlikely," but said the network is still evaluating the show’s future. Discovery's ID channel has pulled its show Body Cam from the air until further notice.