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

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.  

COMING UP THIS WEEK:

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 www.reelz.com.

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