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Cops

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:(325 ratings)

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Reality Check: In the Wake of a Cops Death, a Producer Reflects

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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Crying Over Spilled Milk Season 28, Episode 2827 Feb 9, 2016 Subscription

A suspected car thief ditches his ride when police spot him. Officers are called to a bar when an enraged man pulls out a knife.

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A suspected car thief ditches his ride when police spot him. Officers are called to a bar when an enraged man pulls out a knife. An argument over a bit of milk takes a violent turn.

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A suspect plays it cool when officers try to match an abandoned gun to his empty holster. Poor choices in a parking lot inspire a life coaching moment.

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A man jumps from a moving vehicle in an effort to escape the police. A car chase ends with a call to paramedics. An agitated man confuses threatening actions with heroism.

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Cops Season 20
Entering its unprecedented 20th season, the groundbreaking series COPS – which was instrumental in launching the reality genre with its video vérité s (more…)

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Coast to Coast(Season 19, Episode 21) SPIKE

A Boise, Idaho, officer discovers a lost boy lying in the road; a Las Vegas officer confronts a suspect exhibiting bizarre behavior.

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Resisting Arrest(Season 17, Episode 15) SPIKE

A K-9 unit finds an armed-robbery suspect, who becomes combative, requiring a taser and the K-9 to subdue him.

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A DWI disturbance in Missouri involves claims of assault; drugs are found on a jaywalking offender in Georgia; police respond to a reckless-driving call in Florida and discover the driver stole the car while the owner was changing the car battery.

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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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