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AIRED ON 12/21/2019

Season 32 : Episode 21

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Known as the original reality TV series, COPS hit the airwaves in early 1989, putting camera crews in police cars all across the United States. Adopting the Cinema Verité style of documentary filming, COPS uses no narration, depending completely on the police officers and the footage shot as it happens to tell the story. Each COPS camera crew consists of a camera operator and a sound mixer. The officer is mic'd with a wireless mic directly to the camera and the sound mixer captures the suspects, witnesses and other officers with a boom mic. Multiple crews can be stationed in one area as well as crews working different cities across the country at the same time. Still one of the most popular television shows on the air, COPS moved from the FOX network to Spike TV in the fall of 2013, keeping it's original 8pm time slot on Saturday nights. On August 21st, 2017, COPS moved to 8pm on Monday nights. With the refocusing of programming on Spike, as of January 2018, COPS now airs at 10pm ET Monday nights on the newly re-branded Paramount Network.



Ron Cacciatore

Ron Cacciatore

Capt. Ron Cacciatore

Nick Frey

Nick Frey

Sgt. Nick Frey

Jim Fondo

Jim Fondo

Deputy Jim Fondo

Nick Navarro

Nick Navarro

Sheriff Nick Navarro

Robert Rios

Robert Rios

Lt. Robert Rios

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Drama, Reality


Profile, Crime, outrageous situations, illegal activities, failed crime