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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:(356 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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Mixed Emotions Season 29, Episode 4 Jun 25, 2016 $2.99

A father and son get caught up in a traffic stop gone awry. When a family fight escalates, body parts go flying. A disoriented driver can't believe his luck when deputies follow him to a gas station.

Kicking and Screaming Season 29, Episode 3 Jun 18, 2016 $1.99

Family members are forced to take sides when a belligerent man lashes out. Deputies become suspicious when they spot people in the backseat of a parked car. A repeat offender is caught red-handed at a gas station.

From Sixty to Zero Season 29, Episode 1 Jun 4, 2016 $1.99

A motorcyclist gambles with his life during a high-speed chase. One lawbreaker will say anything to avoid being caught. A recent parolee blames Mom when the cops question him about his past.

Sidewalk Licker Season 28, Episode 33 Paid

Two very different troublemakers get caught up in a prostitution sting. A cop quickly finds his hands full when he questions a cagey lady. An argument in a parking lot draws the attention of a vigilant patrol officer.

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01:21 — Law Enforcement deals with a variety of domestic disturbances on Cops!
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Sat Aug 27 1:00pm
Taken Into Custody(Season 23, Episode 12) WGNA

Sacramento police chase a speeding car involved in a hit-and-run; an officer in Amarillo, Texas, must deal with a quarrelsome drunk in a hotel lobby; and a deputy in Palm Beach County, Fla., responds to a domestic-violence call.

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Sat Aug 27 1:30pm
Morons on Parade #4(Season 23, Episode 16) WGNA

A Sacramento cop sends his K-9 after a motorcyclist possessing drugs; a man in Pierce County, Wash., tells police he was attacked by a woman who fought him over a cigarette; three kids are questioned about a rock-throwing incident in Cook County, Ill.

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Sat Aug 27 2:00pm
Street Patrol #2(Season 23, Episode 14) WGNA

A possible cell-phone thief leads Sacramento police on a wild foot chase; officers in Pierce County, Wash., respond to a road-rage call involving neighbors and accusations of an assault.

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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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