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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:(326 ratings)

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Craig Piligian

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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Front Door Felony Season 28, Episode 2828 Feb 13, 2016 Subscription

Cops use city cameras to track a suspected motorbike thief. A K-9 unit combs a dark hilltop when officers suspect a man of wrongdoing.

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.

Crying Over Spilled Milk Season 28, Episode 27 Feb 8, 2016 $1.99

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.

Love Gone Bad Season 28, Episode 26 Feb 6, 2016 Subscription

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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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 16, Episode 14) SPIKE

An assault at a gas station by an inebriated male suspect; a fight at a convenience store between two women.

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Coast to Coast(Season 18, Episode 11) SPIKE

A broken taillight leads to a meth arrest; evidence of heroin is found in a truck with a child passenger.

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Coast to Coast(Season 20, Episode 1) SPIKE

A Kansas City, Mo., officer pursues a carjacking suspect, and a Lee County, Fla., sergeant responds to a domestic-violence call.

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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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