“Live P.D.” canceled by A&E amid ongoing protests against police brutality – Deadline


EXCLUSIVE: A&E has canceled its flagship series and one of the top rated programs on the base cable. A week after P.D live. was removed following the death of George Floyd, the hiatus of the reality series has become permanent.The decision was made jointly by A&E and Big Fish Entertainment of MGM, which produces the show.

“This is a critical moment in the history of our nation and we decided to stop production on Live PD, ” the network said in a statement to Deadline. “In the future, we will determine if there is a clear way to tell the stories of the community and the police who serve them. And with that, we will meet community and civil rights leaders as well as the police. “

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Cancellation of Live P.D. Comes One Day After Paramount Network Disconnected Another Series Of Police Talks, The Long Cops. At the time, A&E was still assessing whether the show could come back at the right time. Last night, Live P.D. host Dan Abrams spoke to viewers Twitter.

“To all of you who ask if #LivePD return. . “The answer is yes,” he wrote. “We are all associated with the show as always engaged. We are still discussing some details, but I want to assure the #LivePDNation that we don’t abandon you. ”

In the end, the network and the production company concluded on Wednesday that there is currently no way to go for the show in its current form, as protesters and politicians call for police reform after the Floyd died while being held by a cop while arrested.

This week, Austin news agencies reported the death of Javier Ambler in March 2019 during a police arrest, which was allegedly captured by the Live P.D. crew but the video was destroyed.

Cancellation occurs one month after A&E renewal Live PD for 160 additional episodes.

Live P.D. was the # 1 cable TV program supported by advertising on Fridays and Saturdays in 2019 and helped A&E become a leading cable network. The series had peaked on all cables during the pandemic when live sports were suspended, attracting a total of about 3 million viewers per weekend.

Broadcast on Friday and Saturday evenings from 9 p.m. to 12 p.m., Live P.D. was organized by Dan Abrams with analysis by Tom Morris Jr. and Sgt. Sean ‘Sticks’ Larkin. He followed police across the country in real time as they patrolled their cities. The executive producers of Big Fish Entertainment were Dan Cesareo, Lucilla D’Agostino and John Zito.


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