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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:(376 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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Odd Man Out Season 29, Episode 24 Dec 17, 2016 $1.99

A man has a heart-pounding experience and requires medical assistance. A lawbreaker can't seem to grasp the gravity of her situation. It's two suspects against one when the cops question an interesting trio.

Heat of the Moment Season 29, Episode 22 Dec 3, 2016 $1.99

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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Stupid Behavior #4(Season 22, Episode 9) WGNA

Deputies in Kern County, Cal., look for a suspect wanted for domestic violence and burglary; officers in Brevard County, Fla., deal with a verbal disturbance concerning ownership of a van, and then the incident escalates.

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ATV joyriders lead officers on a chase; a routine traffic stop ends with a young couple at gunpoint; a motorist gives deputies his brother's name in hopes of avoiding jail time.

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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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