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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:(367 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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Gun in the Front, Rifle in the Back Season 29, Episode 2921 Nov 19, 2016 Subscription

Deputies pull a man from a devastating car wreck. The cops question a robbery suspect who claims to be the real victim. Officers encounter a young man who says that he suffers from a disorder that causes him to run away.

Heat of the Moment Season 29, Episode 22 Dec 3, 2016 Paid

An angry parolee leads deputies down a dead end street. A jealous boyfriend tells the cops his version of events, but has trouble sticking to his story. An officer helps some frustrated citizens kiss and make up.

Gun in the Front, Rifle in the Back Season 29, Episode 21 Nov 19, 2016 $2.99

Deputies pull a man from a devastating car wreck. The cops question a robbery suspect who claims to be the real victim. Officers encounter a young man who says that he suffers from a disorder that causes him to run away.

Manic Monday Season 29, Episode 20 Nov 12, 2016 $1.99

An escaped felon looks to Grandma for a safe haven. It's a blast from the past when deputies pull out a security device from the '80s. Officers call animal control after worried neighbors refuse to give a dog back to its owners.

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A woman in a wheelchair takes on a bully; officers find a barely dressed couple engaged in a biting match; a reckless driver reacts poorly to being pulled over.

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A man's new roommate becomes more than he bargained for; officers stop a sober-but-weird suspect; the consequences of punching a scooter are discovered.

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A patrolman stops a fleeing thief who ran right into him; armed-robbery victims recount the crime while watching surveillance footage; officers work to return tearful children to their mother.

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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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