‘Live P.D.’ has been Canceled Bly A&E Amid Nationwide Protests Against Police Brutality just one day after ‘Cops‘ is canceled by Paramount.
A&E Network has decided to cancel Live P.D. amid the nationwide protests against police brutality. In a statement given to ET, the network says it will cease production and try to find ways to better tell the stories of the community and police officers.
“This is a critical time in our nation’s history and we have made the decision to cease production on Live P.D. Going forward, we will determine if there is a clear pathway to tell the stories of both the community and the police officers whose role it is to serve them,” the statement reads. “And with that, we will be meeting with community and civil rights leaders as well as police departments.”
Following the news, Live P.D. host Dan Abrams tweeted: “Shocked & beyond disappointed about this. To the loyal #LivePDNation please know I, we, did everything we could to fight for you, and for our continuing effort at transparency in policing. I was convinced the show would go on.”
Live P.D., which airs live Friday and Saturday nights, followed police officers in real-time as they patrolled cities across the country. A&E’s top-rated program premiered in October 2016 and had run for a total of four seasons. The latest season debuted in September 2019. It had just been renewed for an additional 166 episodes in May 2020.