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 police-reality imitators. Initially filmed only in Broward County, Fla., the series went on to show off (more…)

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Season 8, Episode 43 Orange County, California

First Aired: July 13, 1996

In Orange County, Cal., a drug sting leads to arrests of alleged dealers; officers converge on a suspected carjacker in his hiding place; a suspect is found hiding behind a bookcase.

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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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