Bad boys, bad boys, whatchya gonna do when they come for you…?
Long-running observational series Cops has been axed after a whopping 33 seasons.
Screening in the US on the ViacomCBS-owned Paramount Network, it had been yanked off air last month following the death of George Floyd.
Now the network says it is done with the show altogether.
“Cops is not on the Paramount Network and we don’t have any current or future plans for it to return,” a network spokesperson said.
Cops first debuted on FOX during a writer’s strike in 1989, and into US primetime in 1991. It ran until 2013 before moving to Spike TV, later rebranded as Paramount Network.
The Hollywood Reporter notes a podcast called Running From Cops detailed how officers would sometimes coerce subjects into signing releases to be filmed for the show, and that crew members have carried weapons and assisted police.
A&E also pulled last week’s episodes of Live PD — which also follows officers on patrol in real time.
Cops screens in Australia on 10 BOLD while Live PD airs in Australia on 9RUSH.