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Fox Nation, a streaming service spinoff of Fox News, will revive ‘Cops’, a reality TV series that follows on-duty cops who were fired after George Floyd’s death and increased Black Lives Matter protests .

Fox Nation President Jason Klarman said “Cops” was “One of the most emblematic brands” on television announcing that the series would return on October 1 with four new episodes. An episode will fall each week after the one on Friday.

“Cops” was canceled in June of last year by the Paramount Network ahead of its 33rd season. It had already aired on Fox for decades and then Spike TV before it was rebranded as Paramount Network.

Despite decades on the air, “Cops” was dropped a month after George Floyd’s death while in custody in Minneapolis in May 2020. It has been filmed and footage of the former officer now Convicted Derek Chauvin holding his knee to Floyd’s neck while he was already restrained and Floyd saying he couldn’t breathe sparked numerous Black Lives Matter protests across the country and sparked a heated debate over police surveillance.

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Many activists have reported fictitious, unscripted programs that promoted police officers as heroes as being in bad taste, especially “Cops,” who has been accused for years of exploiting the criminals he shows. antenna, many of whom were arrested for low drug-related offenses.

The unscripted series ‘Live PD’ received similar criticism and was also canceled following Floyd’s death.

The series’ cancellation, however, was controversial and met with strong reluctance from viewers who applauded the show’s “fly-on-the-wall” approach to police at street level.

The series resumed production in the fall of last year in Spokane County, Washington, although the episodes filmed were not broadcast in the United States.

The decision to relaunch the series a year after its cancellation has already sparked many activists, even more irritated by the role conservative Fox News is playing in the return of the supposed “copganda”.

“But you keep trying to tell people that copganda isn’t real,” a Twitter user wrote in response to the restart news.

“Free Idea: A Cop Reality TV Show After Federal Government Arrests January 6 Insurgents,” another added.

“Cops” is one of the few new programs from Fox Nation that will focus on highlighting the jobs of first responders. Another series will be a series similar to “Cops”, but it will follow paramedics and firefighters.

In the statement announcing the new content list, Klarman also said that first responders will be offered free one-year subscriptions to Fox Nation, and donations will be made to the Answer the Call charity for each new subscription that they receive. ‘they will receive before the premiere of “Cops”. 33rd season.

The cancellation of the “cops” may not be the only temporary removal in response to cultural concerns, either. Former ‘Live PD’ host Dan Abrams wrote on his personal blog last week that there was significant interest in getting the series back on air in some form or another.

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