Cops

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Reality Check: In the Wake of a Cops Death, a Producer Reflects

Craig Piligian

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

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

Jail: Las Vegas

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

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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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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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