Why TV’s 'Cops' was cancelled and why it got 'Reloaded' on REELZ

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Mar. 31 2021, Updated 9:31 p.m. ET

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In 1989, TV audiences nationwide were glued to their screens over the debut of “COPS.”

The documentary-style crime program, set to the reggae hit “Bad Boys,” offering an unscripted look at the daily lives of law enforcement officers with tense chases, prostitution stings and drug-busts.

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“COPS” ran for 32 successful seasons until June of last year when it was cancelled amid protests against police brutality and racism sparked by the death of 46 year-old George Floyd while in police custody.

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REELZ announced back-to-back episodes of “COPS Reloaded” are coming to the network on Friday nights with the most memorable suspects, arrests, car chases and action-packed moments from the long-running series. The show is aimed at series fans as well as newcomers who want to see for themselves what COPS is all about.  


Parking Lot Pinch features officers working undercover to catch an alleged ecstasy dealer; two people claim a suspect tried to run them down with a car; Broward County Sheriff Deputies stop a suspicious female in a parking lot who tries to destroy evidence by throwing a nugget of crack under the police cruiser.

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“COPS: Reloaded” comes to REELZ with back-to-back episodes Friday nights beginning April 2 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.  You will also be able to see episodes every weekday from Noon to 2 p.m. ET, and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET beginning April 5.

Watch REELZ on DIRECTV 238, Dish Network 299, Verizon FiOS 692, AT&T U-verse 1799 and in HD on cable systems and streaming services nationwide. Find REELZ on your local cable or satellite provider at


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