‘Cops,’ on Air for 33 Seasons, Dropped by Paramount Network – NBC Connecticut

On March 11, 1989, Cops, a documentary-style television series
that follows police officers and sheriff’s deputies as they go
about their jobs, debuted on Fox. Cops went on to become one
of the longest-running shows in television history. It went off
the air in 2020.

The show, which was created by John Langley and Malcolm
Barbour, was a pioneer in reality television. Crews with
camcorders followed law enforcement officers on patrol,
tracking down suspects and making arrests. The show was
unscripted, which worked in Langley and Barbour’s favor
when they pitched the original concept to Fox: At the time,
there was a writers’ strike in Hollywood, and the network
needed new programming that wouldn’t require writers.

In 1989, the debut episode of Cops featured the men and
of the Broward County Sheriff’s Department in
Florida. The show

aired over 1,000 episodes and filmed in 140 U.S. cities, as
well as international locations including London and Hong
Kong. With its widely recognized theme song, “Bad Boys”
by the reggae group Inner Circle, Cops had spawned
numerous imitators in addition to parody shows. | Reggae, Inner circle, We the people

John Langley, a Creator of the TV Series ‘Cops,’ Dies at 78 - The New York Times
Malcolm Barbour

John Langley Net Worth, Biography 2021 – Keto Net Worth
John Russell Langley
(June 1, 1943 – June 26, 2021

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‘Cops’ Is Off the Air. But Will We Ever Get It Out of Our Heads? - The New York Times

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