Cops Back In Production, But You Won't See It

Recently-canceled reality show Cops is back in production to fulfill commitments to overseas territories.


After 30-plus years, Paramount Network canceled its long-running show Cops in response to nationwide protests following the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers in May. Now, Cops is back in production--but we'll never see it here in the United States.

Despite Paramount's cancelation of Cops, it seems crews are back at work in Spokane County, Washington, according to a report from THR. Langley Productions, the company behind the series, told THR that the crews in Spokane County are filming episodes to "fulfill commitments in international territories where Cops still airs."

"We have a long-standing relationship with Cops and Langley Productions," said the Spokane County Sherriff's Office in a press release. "We are pleased they have decided to return, highlighting the outstanding work our deputies provide to all of you."

The Sherriff's Office says that two crews are filming the show, and will be in the area up through November of this year.

Cops premiered on Fox in 1989. After a few network jumps, the show ended up on Paramount Network, formerly Spike TV. Paramount first postponed the show's 33rd season, but finally canceled the show on June 9, just before its 33rd season was set to air.

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