Whether or not agents have become a fixture in the diary of every fan of a crime TV show, almost every living person has been able to read a song on the subject since the beginning of reality TV in 1989. Kindergarten teachers remember vividly when five-year-olds started singing What will they do, what will they do when they come to you? with as much energy as the ABC song.
Since its premiere at Fox, the police have kept their place on various television channels. However, fan loyalty has not spared the series of disputes. Critics have pointed to the problems of shadowing behind the scenes and the fact that they generally represent law enforcement. However, the show was scheduled for the premiere of season 33 on Monday, and now Paramount Network has pressed the pause button, maybe forever.
Live PD has become one of the favorites on A&E’s lineup, with fans focusing on the law enforcement drama from different cities, appearing high on the channel’s audience. The series became the first cable television show on Friday and Saturday night, but today the days of resistance by demonstrators and police consume audiences from all walks of life, literally with the blues of reality.
Neither the police will appear this weekend, as will the Chicago Tribune, Yahoo and other sources on the 6th. June. Police television has tried to change over time, but the real news is that since the murder of George Floyd it has emerged that the trauma of the cure is still present in every respect.
Television agents, even reality TV shows, are fascinated by the shows. Under protest, in fictional scenes and for the future, we have to be better.
Television countryprovided agents up towith a chance of survival.
Agents have been surrounded by popularity from the beginning. Despite the parodies and the mockery of detainees and criminals, few viewers have seen such rough images of all aspects of public order.
The series is certainly a forerunner of real television, but with the recent stricter investigation into police behaviour, a more thorough investigation has revealed the drawbacks of the action. Dan Tabersky focused on the reality aspect of the show in his podcast Running From The Cops. The story describes several cases in which participants were forced to sign refusals and how the production workers gave the police the right to do the final editing to remove anything that represented the police unfavourably.
Police had a 25-season series on Fox that resumed in 2013 when Spike TV took over the series and ordered new episodes for rebroadcast. In 2018 Spike TV becomes the Paramount network. As of today, the 6th. In June the programme will no longer be available on the channel’s website.
No statement has been made about the future of the police. This series is nowhere to be found in the networks.
More than a pause for reflection for agents and PD live
It’s now been 12 years since George Floyd filled his last air under the knee of Minneapolis training officer Derek Shovin. On the same day, the Floyd family gathered in North Carolina for a second memorial service before George was buried in Houston.
This morning, two agents from Buffalo, New York, were charged with the shooting of a 75-year-old man. More unforgivable than the wound was the sight of more than a dozen uniformed officers passing by and looking at each other without helping each other, as blood flowed from his ears. If this behavior is captured on the camera, imagine a behavior escaping from the lens. These protests are not intended to be pre-emptive or to review the rules – a movement that demands changes, especially with regard to all skin colors, gender, age and issues. This nudge will bring countless voices to Washington, D.C., and into the future.
As far as the future of television is concerned, the social nail for the police seems to be in the coffin. Television is a numbers game, so Live PD will probably come back one day, probably with a lot of inner concentration for the officers presented.
The reality of television is based on valid and correct corrections and therefore it is convinced that police work and interpersonal relations will receive a lot of attention.
From bulls to culture change
One of the changes that viewers have noticed in just a few days is the inclusion of statements of support for #BlackLivesMatter on many channels. Only a few years ago, after the tragic losses suffered by the Afro-American community, such support would have been unthinkable. Previously, a banner adopted by the major networks had stretched the boundaries too far – up to seven words that could not be spoken on television.
In a statement about the absence of a live PD at the show this weekend, A&E said the decision was made out of respect for George Floyd and the other people who lost their lives, and in consultation with the services we monitor, and for the safety of all involved.
Joseph Wambo depicted certain aspects of life on a thin blue line, and some of us remember how Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue and especially Law & Order’s USSR won more than the Emmys.
Although they don’t show reality, they reconsider the police force as an abundance of real, imperfect, but difficult people. The policemen on the screen have made mistakes, and they are also making great efforts to correct them. In many situations, police life does not imitate art. It’s very difficult to keep a line when all kinds of punches are coming. It is even more difficult to face this line, because one feels inaudible and less than human.
Ghostbusters is shown instead of police, and there are no good boys (and girls) in this film. Real people cannot defeat evil, be it in a green pair, in the mud, or in any other form. What they have together with a common determination and a common heart can never cease to be a force for good.