Cops

1989, TV Show

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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, spoke with TV Guide Magazine to explain how camera operators, audio technicians, and their teams are the unsung heroes of unscripted television.

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Season 27, Episode 19
A kind man gets more than he bargained for from his new roommate. Cops discover the unexpected consequences of punching a scooter. Officers stop a sober suspect who may not be from the same planet as them.

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Season 27, Episode 18
A speedy suspect makes officers chase him through a creek. A teenage Good Samaritan gets in the middle of a bizarre domestic dispute. After a woman destroys her home, she begs police to arrest her.

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Season 27, Episode 17
A DUI suspect reminds an officer of one famous dude. A naked man shocks a stranger on her porch. A daughter's tantrum shakes the whole apartment when mom takes away Facebook.

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Season 27, Episode 16
A group of suspects race a stolen SUV through a residential neighborhood. A drunk man has a kitchen knife and a listening problem. Two usual suspects are going back to jail for their latest escapades.

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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, spoke with TV Guide Magazine to explain how camera operators, audio technicians, and their teams are the unsung heroes of unscripted television.

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Cops Crew Member Dies After Being Shot During Filming

Cops crew member Bryce Dion has died after being shot during the filming of a robbery standoff at a Wendy's in Omaha, Neb., Deadline.com reports.

Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer spoke to reporters this afternoon at a press conference. According to Schmaderer, it was an officer's round that struck Dion, a sound supervisor on the long-running reality series. read more

Exclusive: Spike TV Orders Jail: Las Vegas to Series

Spike TV is reviving the reality series Jail, but this time focusing on the lockups in Las Vegas. The network has just ordered 22 episodes of the newly retitled Jail: Las Vegas, which will premiere in 2015.

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Cops Executive Producers on Their Big Move to Spike TV

The bad boys, bad boys are back — but on a new network. Cops launches its 26th season this Saturday at 8/7c on Spike TV, which grabbed the long-running documentary/reality show from Fox earlier this year.

Spike TV ordered 22 new episodes of Cops — the granddaddy of reality shows — and also struck a deal to license older repeats that will be paired with the new ones. "We've been energized by the move," says executive producer John Langley, who's been behind Cops since 1989. TV Guide Magazine caught up with Langley and his son, Morgan Langley (also an executive producer), to see how the big switch is going... read more

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Premiered: March 11, 1989, on FOX
Rating: TV-PG
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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-reality imitators. Initially filmed only in Broward County, Fla., the series went on to show officers in locations across the country.

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