History Series / Cops

26th Feb '18 3:15:46 PM azul120
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* RealSongThemeTune: "Bad Boys" by Inner Circle. The song was initially recorded and released in 1987, two years before ''Cops'' premiered. However, it wasn't issued as a single in the United States until 1993, where it promptly went to #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 because [[TheRedStapler it was the theme song for]] ''Cops''.
26th Feb '18 3:13:11 PM azul120
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''COPS'' is a reality show that is "filmed on location with the men and women of law enforcement", which means it's incredibly cheap to make. It is also the longest-running {{reality show}} on television (it premiered in 1989); the show has a proven formula that has remained popular for years, and it was part of the longest unchanged nightly schedule in American television (Creator/{{Fox}}'s Saturday night schedule; the other show in that schedule was ''Series/AmericasMostWanted'', before its ChannelHop). ''COPS'' is arguably the most realistic {{reality show}} on television: there is absolutely no script and no narration outside of the opening credits; everything you see is real people in real situations.

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''COPS'' is a reality show that is "filmed on location with the men and women of law enforcement", which means it's incredibly cheap to make. It is also the longest-running {{reality show}} RealityShow on television (it premiered in 1989); the show has a proven formula that has remained popular for years, and it was part of the longest unchanged nightly schedule in American television (Creator/{{Fox}}'s Saturday night schedule; the other show in that schedule was ''Series/AmericasMostWanted'', before its ChannelHop). ''COPS'' is arguably the most realistic {{reality show}} RealityShow on television: there is absolutely no script and no narration outside of the opening credits; everything you see is real people in real situations.
7th Feb '18 4:06:40 PM MarcoPolo250
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''COPS'''s 25-year run on the Fox network ended in 2013. The program moved to [[Creator/SpikeTV Spike]] that fall and will continue to air on its 2018 rebrand Creator/ParamountNetwork.

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''COPS'''s 25-year run on the Fox network ended in 2013. The program moved to [[Creator/SpikeTV Spike]] that fall and will continue continues to air on as part of its 2018 rebrand Creator/ParamountNetwork.
relaunch as Creator/ParamountNetwork. Prior to this, [[MilestoneCelebration the show had celebrated airing its 1,000th episode]] on August 21, 2017 as part of its 30th season overall.
2nd Feb '18 5:06:46 PM nombretomado
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* SpinOff: ''Street Patrol'' on MyNetworkTV consisted of previously unused COPS footage - some of which was filmed over a decade earlier - with added background music. ''Jail'' (also on MyNetworkTV, and later Spike TV) took the filming indoors.

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* SpinOff: ''Street Patrol'' on MyNetworkTV Creator/MyNetworkTV consisted of previously unused COPS footage - some of which was filmed over a decade earlier - with added background music. ''Jail'' (also on MyNetworkTV, [=MyNetworkTV=], and later Spike TV) took the filming indoors.
20th Jan '18 12:27:31 AM Slater123
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''COPS'''s 25-year run on the Fox network ended in 2013. The program moved to Creator/SpikeTV that fall and will continue to air on its 2018 rebrand Creator/ParamountNetwork.

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''COPS'''s 25-year run on the Fox network ended in 2013. The program moved to Creator/SpikeTV [[Creator/SpikeTV Spike]] that fall and will continue to air on its 2018 rebrand Creator/ParamountNetwork.
20th Jan '18 12:26:11 AM Slater123
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''COPS'''s 25-year run on the Fox network ended in 2013. The program moved to Creator/SpikeTV that fall and will continue to air on Creator/ParamountNetwork.

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''COPS'''s 25-year run on the Fox network ended in 2013. The program moved to Creator/SpikeTV that fall and will continue to air on its 2018 rebrand Creator/ParamountNetwork.
10th Jan '18 11:00:32 PM MegaJ
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''COPS'''s 25-year run on the Fox network ended in 2013. The program moved to Creator/SpikeTV that fall.

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''COPS'''s 25-year run on the Fox network ended in 2013. The program moved to Creator/SpikeTV that fall.
fall and will continue to air on Creator/ParamountNetwork.
7th Jan '18 6:21:25 PM MarcoPolo250
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''COPS'''s 25-year run on the Fox network ended in 2013. The program moved to Creator/ParamountNetwork that fall.

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''COPS'''s 25-year run on the Fox network ended in 2013. The program moved to Creator/ParamountNetwork Creator/SpikeTV that fall.
6th Jan '18 10:43:18 PM MegaJ
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''COPS'''s 25-year run on the Fox network ended in 2013. The program moved to Creator/SpikeTV that fall.

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''COPS'''s 25-year run on the Fox network ended in 2013. The program moved to Creator/SpikeTV Creator/ParamountNetwork that fall.
30th Nov '17 11:15:01 AM Angeldeb82
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''COPS'' is a reality show that is "filmed on location with the men and women of law enforcement", which means it's incredibly cheap to make. It is also the longest-running {{reality show}} on television (it premiered in 1989); the show has a proven formula that has remained popular for years, and it was part of the longest unchanged nightly schedule in American television ({{Fox}}'s Saturday night schedule; the other show in that schedule was ''Series/AmericasMostWanted'', before its ChannelHop). ''COPS'' is arguably the most realistic {{reality show}} on television: there is absolutely no script and no narration outside of the opening credits; everything you see is real people in real situations.

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''COPS'' is a reality show that is "filmed on location with the men and women of law enforcement", which means it's incredibly cheap to make. It is also the longest-running {{reality show}} on television (it premiered in 1989); the show has a proven formula that has remained popular for years, and it was part of the longest unchanged nightly schedule in American television ({{Fox}}'s (Creator/{{Fox}}'s Saturday night schedule; the other show in that schedule was ''Series/AmericasMostWanted'', before its ChannelHop). ''COPS'' is arguably the most realistic {{reality show}} on television: there is absolutely no script and no narration outside of the opening credits; everything you see is real people in real situations.



* IdiotBall: Running from the police once they've cuffed your hands behind your back. Once there was a clip that involved a man calling the cops because someone had stolen his marijuana. [[WhatAnIdiot He was arrested]].

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* IdiotBall: Running from the police once they've cuffed your hands behind your back. Once there was a clip that involved a man calling the cops because someone had stolen his marijuana. [[WhatAnIdiot He was arrested]].arrested.]]



* OnceAnEpisode: Usually, segments will end in an arrest (even for ones where the segment was actually focusing on something small - usually, due to being overdue to a court hearing or a related crime on record, or because someone did something stupid like lie to a cop). If it doesn't end in an arrest, it's usually because someone was shot or injured and the suspect already fled the scene.

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* OnceAnEpisode: OncePerEpisode: Usually, segments will end in an arrest (even for ones where the segment was actually focusing on something small - usually, due to being overdue to a court hearing or a related crime on record, or because someone did something stupid like lie to a cop). If it doesn't end in an arrest, it's usually because someone was shot or injured and the suspect already fled the scene.



* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: "Due to the graphic nature of this program, viewer discretion is advised." This is an addition to the second part of the:



* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: "Due to the graphic nature of this program, viewer discretion is advised." This is an addition to the second part of the aforementioned OpeningNarration.



* SpinOff: ''Street Patrol'' on {{MyNetworkTV}} consisted of previously unused COPS footage - some of which was filmed over a decade earlier - with added background music. ''Jail'' (also on MyNetworkTV, and later Spike TV) took the filming indoors.

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* SpinOff: ''Street Patrol'' on {{MyNetworkTV}} MyNetworkTV consisted of previously unused COPS footage - some of which was filmed over a decade earlier - with added background music. ''Jail'' (also on MyNetworkTV, and later Spike TV) took the filming indoors.
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