‘Cops’ and ‘Live PD’ Pulled from TV in Response to George Floyd Protests
A&E has made the decision to stop running new episodes of the documentary series “Live PD” in the wake of ongoing protests over the death of George Floyd.
At the same time, Paramount Network has also decided to delay premiering the 33rd season of “Cops,” which was set to resume on Monday, June 8.
The news, as originally reported by Variety, arrives on what would have been the 27th birthday of Breonna Taylor, whose wrongful death at the hands of police brutality on March 13 is also fueling protests.Instead of new episodes of “Live Pd,” which has aimed to offer a transparent view of law enforcement across its four seasons, A&e will air “Live Rescue,” a documentary series about paramedics and firefighters, in its place.
“Live Pd” has repeatedly been cable’s number-one most-watched show on Friday and Saturday nights.“Out of respect for the families of George Floyd and
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