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 12
A suspect runs through a hotel fence and then gives an employee some shocking news. Officers come upon two brothers who have just been in a knife fight. Cops arrive after an unruly man fires his BB gun at a neighbor's child.

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Season 27, Episode 11
Officers learn the hard way that even a taser can't take some suspects down. Patrol cars roll up on a couple getting undressed in a darkened pickup truck. Cops arrest one of the most polite suspects in America.

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Season 27, Episode 10
A fleeing suspect takes officers on a wild chase through oncoming traffic. Surveillance footage of a stabbing helps police find the vicious attacker. Cops track a subject into an uncooperative stranger's apartment.

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Season 27, Episode 9
A transgender woman in a wheelchair opens a can of whoop ass on an aggressive bully. Officers find a barely dressed couple in the midst of a biting match. A reckless driver doesn't take too kindly to being pulled over.

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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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