‘COPS‘ reality TV show is now canceled after 33 seasons.
Paramount Network confirms they will cancel their long-running reality TV series ‘COPS’. The show was headed into its 33rd season with a premiere date on June 15. Following the killing of George Floyd at the hands of police officers, the dark side of law enforcement is being broadcast worldwide.
A rep from Paramount Network added, “Cops is not on the Paramount Network and we don’t have any current or future plans for it to return.”
The show features a camera crew following officers as they prevent crime and settle domestic disputes during their patrol shift. Each episode unintentionally glorifies police officers as they are seen testing each situation calmly, and without a voice – a far cry from the recent real-life events that have left many murdered, injured, or traumatized.
In relevant news, Michael B. Jordan calls on Hollywood to hire more Black people.
On Saturday, actor Michael B. Jordan called out police brutality and racial injustice at a protest organized by the four major talent agencies in Hollywood.
The actor whose acting career was launched by the 2013 indie film ‘Fruitvale Station’, called Hollywood to hire more black people and increase diversity.
“You committed to a 50/50 gender parity in 2020,” Jordan said. “Where is the challenge to commit to black hiring? Black content led by black executives, black consultants. Are you policing our storytelling as well? Let us bring our darkness to the light.”
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