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A&E Sues Reelz Over Alleged ‘Live PD’ Knockoff ‘On Patrol: Live’

A&E Television Networks is suing Reelz and the producers behind the independent TV channel’s breakout hit On Patrol: Live, alleging the show is a blatant knockoff of Live PD. A&E canceled Live PD in 2020 following nationwide protests against police brutality. Big Fish Entertainment, the reality show’s producer, revived the series in June with a […]

‘Live PD’ Revived at Reelz, Producer Dan Abrams Says “Environment Has Changed” Since 2020 Cancellation

Two years to the month that it was canceled by A&E following nationwide protests against police brutality, the reality show Live PD is set to return to production with a new name, a tweaked format and a new television home. The program will now be called On Patrol: Live, and it will air on Reelz, […]

Texas Bans Reality TV Crews From Riding With Police

If reality cop shows ever make a comeback, they’ll have to do so outside of Texas. The state’s governor, Greg Abbott, on Wednesday signed a bill that would bar law enforcement agencies in Texas from contracting with TV producers to film officers on duty “for the purpose of creating a reality television show” (the text […]