Paramount Pulls 'Cops' Series in Wake of Protests

  • 4 years ago
Paramount Pulls 'Cops'
Series in Wake of Protests Paramount Network recently
confirmed their decision
to cancel the long-running
reality show, 'Cops.' In a statement to ‘The Hollywood Reporter,’
a network spokesperson said they had no
“current or future plans” to continue with the show. Paramount Network, via
‘Hollywood Reporter’ The show was slated to begin
airing its 33rd season on June 1. However, Paramount pulled it from
the network's schedule due to nationwide
protests over the killing of George Floyd. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man,
was killed by a white police
officer in Minneapolis on May 25. ‘Cops’ began airing on Paramount
Network’s forerunner, Spike TV,
in 2013, following Fox’s decision
to drop the series. It was the longest-running reality show
on TV, having premiered on Fox in 1989.