After 31 Seasons ‘Cops’ Is Canceled Amidst Police Brutality Protests

by Krystal Franklin

June 15, 2020

Photo by Cops Facebook

Since 1989 Cops was must-see television. The hour-long series chronicled the foot chases, drug busts and practically everything police officers encountered from their perspective — until now. After 31 seasons Cops has been canceled amidst police brutality protests and calls to defund the organization, sparked by the brutal deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the show’s current network said, “Cops is not on the Paramount Network and we don’t have any current or future plans for it to return.” Additionally, on June 5, A&E pulled last weekend’s episodes of its hit docuseries Live PD. The word is still out on if the series will return.

Color of Change, a civil rights group that succeeded at getting Fox to drop the show in 2013, celebrated the news of the show’s cancelation.

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