A long-standing police documentary show Cops has been canceled by Paramount Network. Cops aired on Fox in 1989 and aired for 25 seasons before Spike TV acquired the title in 2013; Spike TV then changed its name to Paramount Network in 2018. The show’s new season was scheduled to air last night, but Paramount has announced that the premiere will be withdrawn following national protests against police brutality. Paramount Network joined the ViacomCBS channel in tribute to George Floyd last week. ” Cops is not on the Paramount network and we have no current or future plans to return, “said a spokesperson for the network. The Hollywood Reporter.
The future of Live PD, a police documentary aired by A&E, is uncertain. A&E had announced that new episodes of Live PD would be removed from the air but continued to rebroadcast of the show last week. Live PD is now specifically watched for filming the death in 2019 of Javier Ambler, a black man from Texas who died after being repeatedly summoned by police. A&E did not provide video footage of Ambler’s death to investigators, according to Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore. A&E claimed later they “never received a request for video footage from the investigators” and “no longer have a video”.