Two years after Live PD was cancelled, the show is coming back, but on a different network and with a new title: On Patrol: Live. But it sounds like the same old copoganda that gave police control of how they were portrayed.
Host Dan Abrams is “shocked” and “disappointed” that A&E will “cease production” on Live PD, which would have aired its 300th episode last Saturday night.
The contract Live PD—which is being relaunched in 2022 as On Patrol: Live—has with law enforcement reveals the show’s tape delay, gives police power prevent filming or stop footage from airing, and much more.
A&E’s June 5 and 6, 2020, episodes of Live PD, including the show’s special 300th episode, have been pulled off the schedule, as has Paramount Network’s premiere of Cops season 33.
Reality TV shows, from Cops—which is still on the air, and about to premiere its 33rd season—to Live PD, need to change to stop contributing to systemic racism. Will they?
As Live PD season 3 premieres, A&E has extended the reality show’s episode order to a total of 293 episodes.
A&E airs some great, authentic shows. And it also airs nonsense that pretends to be authentic.