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Real-life officers are followed by a camera crew, cinéma-vérité style, in a gritty up-close look at police work and the consequences of crime. The result: one of Fox's longest-running series (it premiered in March 1989). It also spawned a number of poli (more…)

Premiered: March 11, 1989

Rating: TV-PG

TV Guide Rating:(385 ratings)

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The death of Cops crew member Bryce Dion, who was accidentally shot by a police officer during a robbery in Omaha, Neb., stunned the tight-knit reality TV community. Wicked Tuna and Dirty Jobs producer Craig Piligian, who is unaffiliated with Cops, s… Read more

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Window of Opportunity Season 29, Episode 31 Feb 18, 2017 $2.99

Officers come to the rescue when a troubled man hits a low point. The cops are called when a man starts a food fight in a fit of rage. Deputies catch a man off-guard during their search of a parking garage.

Rock Star Season 29, Episode 30 Feb 18, 2017 $2.99

An irate man has trouble accepting the truth when confronted with his actions. Officers question a cagey group in an effort to confirm their suspicions. An argument between Mom and Dad becomes violent.

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An evasive driver tells the police that he's the victim of a very bad girl. A pregnant lady makes some questionable choices. A robbery suspect finds some comfort in coming clean.

A Man Without a Plan Season 29, Episode 26 Jan 21, 2017 $1.99

A young man receives a wakeup call when officers catch him breaking the law. A traffic stop turns up a nervous trio with a lot to hide. Officers play peacemakers after a board game sparks a family feud.

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Real-life officers are followed by a camera crew, cinéma-vérité style, in a gritty up-close look at police work and the consequences of crime. The result: one of Fox's longest-running series (it premiered in March 1989). It also spawned a number of poli (more…)

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Cops SPIKE

Real-life officers are followed by a camera crew, cinéma-vérité style, in a gritty up-close look at police work and the consequences of crime. The result: one of Fox's longest-running series (it premiered in March 1989). It also spawned a number of poli (more…)

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In Mesa, Ariz., officers pursue a speeding vehicle that winds up on the wrong side of a divided street; set up a sting involving bicycle theft and make two arrests; respond to a domestic-dispute call and find furniture thrown outside the location.

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  • Premiered: March 11, 1989
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Real-life officers are followed by a camera crew, cinéma-vérité style, in a gritty up-close look at police work and the consequences of crime. The result: one of Fox's longest-running series (it premiered in March 1989). It also spawned a number of police-… (more)

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