'Cops' cancellation enrages viewers, fans wonder if 'Live PD' is next: 'That's one of the best shows out there'
Created by John Langley and Malcolm Barbour, 'Cops' was a documentary reality crime/legal television program that premiered on Fox in 1989
'Cops' fans have been heartbroken since the time news broke that Paramount has canceled the show after a stellar 32-season run. “‘Cops’ is not on the Paramount Network and we don’t have any current or future plans for it to return,” a Paramount Network spokesperson said in a statement. The cancellation saw fans take to Twitter to vent their ire.
"Taking COPS off the TV is bullshit. That is one of the best shows out there. That and LivePD," a fan retorted. "After 30 years, now Cops triggers. Something changed. It wasn’t us," another fan remarked. "Are you kidding me?! WTH kind of society is being spawned? Or is this the early death rattle of the West?" an angry fan wrote.
"I wasn't a big fan of that show, but wtf? Like what does that have to do with #GeorgeFloyd??? That show has been on since the 80s! Are we going to tear apart everything that made this country great?" a fan tweeted. "I’m so pissed about this!! My freakin favourite shows Live PD I’m sure is next," a fan said. "We've entered a whole new universe of stupid." a fan opined.
Created by John Langley and Malcolm Barbour, 'Cops' was a documentary reality crime/legal television program that premiered on Fox in 1989. Paramount Network's forerunner, Spike TV, picked up the show in 2013 after it ended a 25-season run on Fox. The show has long been criticized for its portrayal of law enforcement and the glorification of some police tactics and methods.
"You've got to be kidding me? Will they be pulling Live PD next? I love that show," a fan tweeted. "They may pull every show and movie with even one cop in it," a fan felt after hearing the cancellation news. Just to make a mockery out of the whole news, a fan tweeted: "I Am Legend" is the new reality TV."
"So Law & Order SVU NCIS every TV show or movie that had an old western Sheriff also have to be removed," a fan tweet read. "Remember a few months ago when they said they found proof of another dimension? I think some of us are in it now," another laughed.
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