TV show ‘Cops’ canceled amid George Floyd protests

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Apparently, no one will be comin’ for “Cops” anytime soon.

After decades on television, the once-popular series has been canceled, according to The Hollywood Reporter. A spokesperson for Paramount Network told the outlet on Tuesday that the show “is not on the Paramount Network and we don’t have any current or future plans for it to return.”

According to the outlet, prior to the move, the network, which acquired the series when it was known as SpikeTV in 2013, had stopped airing the show recently after widespread protests against police brutality erupted in the nation following the police killing of George Floyd. 

Then, a week before it was expected to air new season of the series, the network confirmed on Tuesday that it would be cancelling the program. 

The reported cancellation comes after Variety reported that A&E had also held off on airing episodes of “Live PD” this past weekend amid protests in the nation.

In a statement to Variety at the time, A&E said, “Out of respect for the families of George Floyd and others who have lost their lives, in consultation with the departments we follow, and in consideration for the safety of all involved, we have made the decision not to broadcast ‘Live PD’ this weekend.”

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