"Cops" (TV show) moves to Spike TV for Season 26 after spending its first 25 seasons on FOX, where it was instrumental in launching the reality genre with its video vérité style. The series has penetrated the American psyche unlike any other show in television history and has earned a place in popular culture.

In season 25, the Emmy Award-nominated reality series will cover the U.S. from coast to coast and profile some of the country's finest law enforcement professionals and more interesting suspects. "Cops" will film with police and sheriff's departments in California, Florida, New Jersey, Ohio and Virginia. The show also will revisit Kansas City, Missouri; Sacramento, California; and Broward County, Florida, where the original pilot was filmed.

For nearly a quarter-century, "Cops" has followed law enforcement agencies in more than 140 U.S. cities and has filmed in Europe, Asia and Central and South America. It was the first American television program to follow police in the former Soviet Union. A true pioneer of the reality television phenomenon, creator and executive producer John Langley is often credited with introducing the signature "video vérite" style of "Cops," a camera technique that notably influenced TV advertising, news reporting and other network and syndicated programming.

Created by John Langley, "Cops" is produced by Langley Productions, Inc. and Fox Television Studios. John Langley and Morgan Langley are executive producers. Doug Waterman serves as supervising producer and Zach Ragsdale as producer.


Network: Spike TV
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: March 11, 1989
Seasons: 26
Theme Song:
"Bad Boys" written by Ian Lewis and performed by Inner Circle
Production Companies:
Langley Productions
Fox Television Studios

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