“Cops” has officially been canceled at Paramount Network. Variety exclusively reported a couple of days ago that it looked as though the show had been pulled from the schedule. Sure enough, it was made official yesterday. “‘Cops’ is not on the Paramount Network and we don’t have any current or future plans for it to return.” a Paramount Network spokesperson said in a statement. They did not mention anything about the recent black lives matter movement…but we all know.
Here is a little sample of what the show looked like in the 90s.
“Cops” launched on Fox in 1989, and is considered one of the originators of the modern reality TV movement. But in recent years, it has also come under fire for how it depicts law enforcement, and for questionable behind the scenes practices.