The chance to watch police across America work in real-time is back on the air.
REELZ announced on June 8 that on Fridays and Saturdays this summer, “On Patrol: Live” from the producers of “Live PD” is set to debut.
The show will follow police in action and offer live commentary so viewers understand police tactics. Some police procedures have come into question after high-profile incidents, such as the George Floyd killing and the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
“On Patrol: Live” is from is produced by Half Moon Pictures and adds to REELZ live programming catalog.
The show is hosted, and executive produced, by Dan Abrams. He is the chief legal analyst at ABC News and former host of Live PD. He is set to be joined by Sgt. Sean Larkin of the Tulsa, Oklahoma, police and Deputy Curtis Wilson of the Richland County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina.
The show will be live on-set on Friday and Saturday and will offer viewers commentary as police work across the nation. It will air the experiences of those in blue as they do their jobs.
Citizens will also be part of ride-alongs, where they can later come on set and share their experiences. The citizen element is to help with transparency.
“Law enforcement is front and center in the national discussion, and our hope is that showing the work of police officers in a live format will provide viewers with direct access to the work they do,” Abrams said in announcing the show. I’m thrilled our team is finally back together and excited that REELZ has committed to making this show front and center on their network.”
Follow #OnPatrollive and #PDNation on social media for updates from the show.
“We’ve been in contact with Half Moon for some time and strongly believe that REELZ is the perfect home for 'On Patrol: Live', which will add to our network as the cornerstone of our commitment to commissioning brand-defining, must-see original programming,” CEO of Reelz Stan Hubbard said. “With the collective talent assembled, we know we are working with the best, most experienced team there is to produce this type of series and together we will do everything in our power to earn the trust and loyalty of viewers excited for this show.”