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Cops Executive Producers on Their Big Move to Spike TV

Cops

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

Rapper RiFF RAFF Moonlights as One Life to Live Gangster

Riff Raff

One Life to Live is getting crazy, folks.

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Exclusive: After 25 Years, Cops Moves to a New Network

COPS

Calling all units: Cops is staking out a new home. After a landmark 25 seasons on Fox, the bad boys, bad boys of documentary/reality show will be moving to Spike TV this fall.

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Exclusive: Lifetime Cancels America's Most Wanted

John Walsh

Lifetime has decided not to pick up another season of America's Most Wanted, TV Guide Magazine has learned exclusively. The decision effectively ends the groundbreaking reality series after 25 seasons, at least for now.

Separately, however, the cable network is looking to stay in business with... read more

Fox Announces New Season Finale Dates for New Girl, Mindy Project, More

Max Greenfield, Zooey Deschanel, Lamorne Morris

Fans of New Girl and The Mindy Project will have to wait one more week for their favorites comedies to end this season.

Fox announced Tuesday that the network was pushing the season finale dates back a week to... read more

Fox Announces Finale Dates for Idol, The Following, More

The Following, Glee

Fox announced season finale dates for American Idol, The Following, Glee and a host of other primetime shows Thursday, as well as premiere dates for its summer lineup.

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Is Reality TV Real? TV Gets A Dose of Shows That Are Proudly Fake

The Joe Schmo Show

When fired Storage Wars star Dave Hester ("Yuuup!") filed suit in December against A&E and Original Productions, accusing them of rigging the show by planting valuable items in some storage units, he reignited an old debate questioning how "real" reality TV actually is. Other series, like TLC's Breaking Amish, have weathered criticism that participants' backgrounds were embellished. And it's now widely accepted that docusoaps like MTV's The Hills were heavily scripted.

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Cops Kicks Off 25th Season in December on Fox

Cops

Bad boys, bad boys!

Cops will return for its 25th season Saturday, Dec. 15 on Fox, the network announced Friday.

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In its season premiere, the show will venture to... read more

Fox Reconciles with Take Me Out, Gives Back Original Timeslot

George Lopez

Fox's on-again, off-again love affair with the dating show Take Me Out has been a lot like, well, dating. Remember earlier this week when Fox dumped the show to Saturdays after a few outings? Nevermind.

After several weeks of dismal ratings, Fox had decided to let Take Me Out down gently, moving the show to Saturdays as of next week — after one last booty call yesterday. read more

Fox Breaks Up With Dating Show Take Me Out

Fox has fallen out of love with Take Me Out. The dating show, hosted by George Lopez, has been let down easy, as the network opts to dump the show on Saturday nights. (Take Me Out previously aired on Thursdays, paired with the equally low-rated The Choice.)

Fox will... 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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