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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:(324 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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Love Gone Bad Season 28, Episode 26 Feb 6, 2016 Paid

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. Cops respond to a disturbance call and learn that good neighbors do exist.

Shaking Like a Paint Mixer Season 28, Episode 25 Jan 30, 2016 $2.99

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.

Bible Buddies Season 28, Episode 24 Jan 23, 2016 $2.99

A teen leads officers on a dangerous chase yet shows little remorse once captured. A report of a person in distress helps officers identify a group of lawbreakers. An unsuccessful robber has a moment of honesty.

Nothing to See Here Season 28, Episode 23 Jan 16, 2016 $2.99

A man with a felony warrant does his best to escape arrest. Things get weird when an agitated man tries to reveal everything to the police. A young man makes poor choices that lead to a broken home.

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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 26) SPIKE

Cincinnati officers inspect a vehicle and find a weapon; a Las Vegas officer pulls over a bikini-clad woman.

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Coast to Coast(Season 16, Episode 26) SPIKE

A taser is used on a man interfering with efforts to halt two fighting females; the smell of pot is detected around a car that ran a stop sign.

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Sun Feb 7 6:30pm
Coast to Coast(Season 18, Episode 20) SPIKE

Gwinnett County, Ga., cops engage in a high-speed chase with a driver who failed to signal for a lane change; Travis County, Texas, officers respond to a call about a suspicious person in a park.

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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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