COPS reality TV show has been cancelled.
Courtesy Paramount Network
When a writers’ strike paralyzed the television industry in the late 1980s, networks were forced to find new, alternative programs to fill its air.
That’s how “Cops” found a home on Fox Television. The low budget program, which had no union writers, was a welcome solution — and it ran for 32 seasons. That is until earlier this week.
The show has long been criticized for its depiction of police interactions with criminal suspects, but high ratings kept…