'Cops' Cruises Into 25th Season Saturday, December 15 on FOX

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October 12th, 2012

via press release:




Annual All-New “Ho! Ho! Ho!” Edition Airs Saturday, December 22  


Milestone 850th Episode To Air This February


The milestone 25th season of COPS premieres Saturday, Dec. 15 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX, during which the veteran show will go on duty in Toledo, OH; Sacramento, CA; and Portland, OR. The following week on Saturday, Dec. 22 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), COPS will debut another unforgettable edition of the annual special, “Ho! Ho! Ho!” highlighting Portland, OR; Alameda County, CA; and Las Vegas, NV. The trailblazing show remains one of the longest-running primetime series currently airing on broadcast television and will celebrate its landmark 850th episode in February.


This season, 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, MO; Sacramento, CA; and Broward County, FL, 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. “Like” COPS on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Copstv. Follow the series on Twitter @COPStv and join the discussion at #cops.

  • Hillbilly

    How many of TVBTN’s posters have been apprehended because of Cops? I only know of one. His initials are AppleStinx. :lol:

  • Brandon

    I thought this was confirmed to be the final season?

  • Networkman

    This is great. I’m glad that it will reach the milestone of 850 episodes and complete 25 seasons. This program has been great for FOX. I love watching the repeats in syndication.

  • Networkman

    This program has been great for FOX. I love watching it in syndication. I’m happy that it is reaching this milestone of 850 episodes and is completing 25 seasons on the air.

  • drcooper

    I can’t believe how long this shows been running. I saw it as a kid but never really got into it. I prefer those old cop shows like TJ Hooker and Adam 12, especially the latter. I’ve only seen them in reruns and on Netflix in the case of Adam 12 but I love them. Watching shows in the COPS reality show format is a bit silly in my mind. There’s no depth, just a bunch of drunk drug addicts giving police officers a hard time and doing stupid crap. Not to mention the police themselves often wind up looking bad.

    Still, it’s impressive that the show has run for so long and maintained such a decent audience.

  • Mike B.

    I can safely say that I have seen too many of these episodes. Great ride for the show.

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