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25 Years of COPS


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#1 OFFLINE   SayWhat?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:18 AM

How did "Cops" become an American institution? With its reggae theme song and its unvarnished premise, the influential series remains the TV public's most direct portal to the raw world of street crime, even as competing shows and changes in law enforcement have made "Cops" harder to produce. Though some TV watchers might be surprised to discover it's still on the air, the show begins a 25th season next month. It is the longest-running entertainment series on prime-time network television. Moreover, 850 episodes in, the series has earned about $400 million through reruns alone. But it's possible this will be its final season on Fox.


Mr. Langley said he wanted to hit his silver anniversary on Fox "for legacy and ego purposes," but he's unhappy about how frequently the network bumps his show for college football and other sports, and says he'd consider shopping "Cops" to a cable channel. It has been locked into the same difficult time slot—Saturday nights at 8 p.m.—since 1991. He owns the "Cops" copyright, but Fox has the option to renew the show. The network says no official decision has been made yet.


http://online.wsj.co...2117479612.html

Lots of good stuff in the article about censorship, editing and why some departments won't participate.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:58 AM

http://online.wsj.co...2117479612.html

Lots of good stuff in the article about censorship, editing and why some departments won't participate.


Very interesting!

IMHO, letting this show go would be a bad move for Fox. There are plenty of spots on the Fox schedule this show could fit.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:00 AM

Cops? What Cops? :confused:

Never watch stupid, trashy low-lifes doing stupid things for which they may get arrested.

Why would I?

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#4 OFFLINE   Mark Holtz

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:18 AM

I stopped watching COPS because of the "everyplot" syndrome.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:55 PM

Cops? What Cops? :confused:

Never watch stupid, trashy low-lifes doing stupid things for which they may get arrested.

Why would I?


But it is fun to see people you know from around the town.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:32 PM

I credit the show with helping my kids stay off drugs. Parents can talk until they're blue in the face. But seeing these losers and how they look on TV? That helped reinforce our message :)

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:47 PM

But it is fun to see people you know from around the town.


then just must be a real fan of MSNBC's Lockup?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:25 PM

then just must be a real fan of MSNBC's Lockup?


Never heard of it. Is it any good?




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