“COPS” was cancelled a little over a year ago. But as of today, it’s been renewed by FOX Nation, a streaming service of FOX News. The show will feature four new episodes at launch, with another new episode airing each Friday thereafter.
This will mark the 33rd season of the long-running series. The deal also includes 15 episodes from season 32.
As part of the “COPS” launch, FOX Nation will offer all first responders, including police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics (EMS personnel), a one-year free subscription to the service beginning on Monday, September 13th. FOX Nation will also donate $5 to Answer the Call on behalf of each new subscriber with a maximum donation of $50,000 during the week of September 13-20. Answer The Call is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides financial support to the families of New York City first responders killed in the line of duty.
FOX Nation Chairman Jason Klarman said of the announcement:
“COPS is one of the most iconic brands on television with an incredibly passionate fan base. We wanted to show our appreciation to all first responders by combining the launch with a free one-year subscription to give back in a small way to those who place their lives on the line every day to keep us safe.”
FOX Nation will also debut a new slate of first responder-themed programming beginning September 13th in conjunction with the launch of “COPS,” including:
- “911: On Scene” — This ride-along show goes behind the scenes with firefighters, EMTs and paramedics from different agencies across the country as they embark on their dangerous jobs of saving lives.
- “When Seconds Count” — Anchored by FOX News Channel’s Harris Faulkner, this special will showcase dramatic footage of various rescues caught on tape, featuring the actual rescuers and the victims involved, telling the emotional stories behind each video.
- “Protect and Serve” — Hosted by FOX News Channel contributor and former homicide detective Ted Williams, this program will spotlight the good deeds and the truly heroic and impactful interactions that police officers often perform in the communities they serve.
- “Answer The Call” — Centered on the charity by the same name, this special will focus on children of fallen first responders as they recount stories of their loved ones who died in service and discuss how the charity has helped them following the tragedy of 9/11. Answer the Call was formed after 9/11 to support the families of the NYPD, NYFD, PAPD and EMS Personnel who were killed in the line of duty on 9/11.
“COPS” season 33 will premiere October 1st, 2021.