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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:(357 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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Bail Me Out, Boss Season 29, Episode 12 Aug 20, 2016 $2.99

Things go from bad to worse for one motorist when his passenger begins to talk. A distressed woman leads the cops to her abusive fiancé. A couple of officers don't know what to think when they pull over an overly friendly man.

Just Hanging Out Season 29, Episode 11 Aug 13, 2016 $1.99

A jumpy bicyclist mistakenly reveals more than he had planned. Officers search a darkened building in an attempt to thwart a robbery in progress. A frightened woman just can't keep her cool when stopped by the cops.

Wake Up Call Season 29, Episode 10 Aug 6, 2016 $1.99

A suspicious man decides to take his chances with the wrong end of a taser. A lawbreaker tries to convince the cops that he's a good guy. Deputies smell trouble during a traffic stop.

One, Two, Tree Season 29, Episode 9 Aug 6, 2016 $2.99

A high-speed pursuit ends abruptly when the suspect makes a wrong turn. Officers are forced to intervene when a jilted lover can't take a hint. A nervous man attempts to hide his crime when he thinks no one can see him.

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Party in a Box(Season 28, Episode 20) SPIKE

Surveillance footage catches a suspect in the act; officers divide and conquer after a dangerous chase; a suspicious character accuses the cops of being untrustworthy.

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Mon Sep 26 12:30pm
Fight and Flight(Season 26, Episode 1) SPIKE

In the Season 26 opener, a suspect flees as officers respond to a fight. Also: a driver refuses to cooperate after being pulled over; a domestic dispute leads to an arrest for marijuana possession.

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Mon Sep 26 1:00pm
We Run the Show(Season 26, Episode 16) SPIKE

A stealthy robbery suspect leads officers on a chase through backyards; a man denies ditching a bag of meth; a domestic-violence suspect tries to claim self-defense.

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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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