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First Aired: March 1st, 1989
Status: Continuing
Genre: Reality
Air Time: Monday, 10:00 PM
Summary: Called the original reality show, COPS hit the airwaves in 1989, putting camera crews in police cars all across the United States. Adopting the cinéma vérité style of documentary filming, COPS uses no narration, depending completely on the police officers and the footage shot as it happens to tell the story. Still one of the most popular television shows on the air, COPS continually wins its 8pm time slot Saturday nights on FOX. COPS can also be seen in syndication on CourtTV and on the FX Cable Channel.
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Season 30
On the Dean's List
Episode 1: On the Dean's List
Air Date: June 17th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: A wanted man makes a desperate decision after he flees on foot; an overprotective girlfriend questions the cops and finds herself in cuffs; a jealous man loses more than his girlfriend after he picks a fight with her son.
Dog Treats and Delinquents
Episode 2: Dog Treats and Delinquents
Air Date: June 24th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: A repeat offender takes the police on a bumpy ride; a deputy schools a couple of teens after he discovers them in a parked car; a woman is shocked when deputies reveal her brother's secret.
Surprise Guest
Episode 3: Surprise Guest
Air Date: June 24th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: Police search a neighborhood and find a suspect in a tight spot; a pastor calls the cops when a suspicious car parks behind his church; an officer gives valuable advice to a young mother with a troubled past.
On the Fence
Episode 4: On the Fence
Air Date: July 8th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: A precarious foot pursuit ends with the suspect in an embarrassing position; a motorist calls the cops when a pedestrian loses his cool; a relationship becomes jeopardized when a man resorts to old habits.
Do Not Pass Go
Episode 5: Do Not Pass Go
Air Date: July 15th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: A chatty motorist becomes agitated when officers start asking questions. Police are shocked when a fleeing driver calls his wife in the middle of a pursuit. Deputies catch a man lying and give him a test to prove his innocence.
Pants On Fire
Episode 6: Pants On Fire
Air Date: July 22nd, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: With officers hot on his trail, a wanted suspect's world comes crashing down; a tearful woman calls deputies to help apprehend her hostile husband; during a traffic stop, one passenger tries to outrun the police and his past.
Dirty Laundry
Episode 7: Dirty Laundry
Air Date: July 29th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: A suspect turns a small problem into a huge one when he decides to run; a defiant woman reveals her misdeeds, putting her marriage at risk; deputies investigate a suspicious female, but it's her friend that ends up in handcuffs.
Jumping the Gun
Episode 8: Jumping the Gun
Air Date: August 5th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: Surrounded by officers, a driver's sneaky passenger makes a bold move; tempers flare between roommates after a woman feeds eggs to her dog; a deputy acts swiftly when he spots a dangerous object in the backseat of a vehicle.
Wrong Way Home
Episode 9: Wrong Way Home
Air Date: August 12nd, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: A parolee manages to outrun officers, but his luck quickly runs out; a quarreling couple attracts their neighbors' attention, and police are called to intervene; a disoriented driver blames his freak accident on bad weather.
Bad Business
Episode 10: Bad Business
Air Date: August 21st, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: Officers use stun guns after an erratic suspect attempts to outsmart them; a lawbreaker tries to convince detectives that they didn't just see him commit a crime; an officer responds to a call to supervise a ridiculous business transaction.
I Used My Brain
Episode 11: I Used My Brain
Air Date: August 21st, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: A first-time offender immediately regrets his destructive decisions; nothing adds up when an evasive driver tells police that he's the victim of a crime; a deputy encourages a troubled young woman to turn her life around.
Crawlspace Catnap
Episode 12: Crawlspace Catnap
Air Date: August 28th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: A fleeing suspect tries every lame excuse to get out of going to jail. A sleepy driver asks deputies to hide the truth from his angry wife. Police hear everyone’s story when a trespassing call becomes a neighborhood-wide ordeal.
Set in His Ways
Episode 13: Set in His Ways
Air Date: September 11st, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: A repeat offender runs when officers catch him somewhere he’s not supposed to be. Two teens are slow to stop a bike thief, so police are called to assist. Tensions rise after a questionable roommate situation takes a dark turn.
Wedding Car Crasher
Episode 14: Wedding Car Crasher
Air Date: September 18th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: An unruly man tries to give police officers the slip. Witnesses call the cops when a well-dressed driver plows through multiple barricades. Even deputies are surprised when a domestic call takes an unexpected turn.
Fake Friends
Episode 15: Fake Friends
Air Date: September 23rd, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: It’s off to the races when an injured suspect spots his window of opportunity. A man bosses officers around after he’s caught with some unsavory items. Detectives catch a man in a sting, but he still won’t admit to his crime.
Nowhere to Hide
Episode 16: Nowhere to Hide
Air Date: October 3rd, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: Detectives catch a man in a sting, but he still won't admit to his crime.
Loaded Up and Trucking
Episode 17: Loaded Up and Trucking
Air Date: October 9th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: A reckless driver tries to escape both the officers and the pain of a broken heart. Officers catch a PTA dad setting a bad example. A woman with a checkered past has a hard time turning over a new leaf.
It's Nothing Personal
Episode 18: It's Nothing Personal
Air Date: October 16th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: It's a reunion of sorts when the police catch up to a familiar face; emotions run high after a man's mistress starts problems with his wife; officers have trouble getting a straight answer from a suspicious duo.
Run and Gun
Episode 19: Run and Gun
Air Date: October 23rd, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: A wanted man makes a break for it with deputies hot on his trail; police find themselves in a vehicle pursuit when a driver's fears get the better of him; a traffic stop exposes a car full of people who have a lot to hide.
Face the Music
Episode 20: Face the Music
Air Date: October 30th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: Officers use gloves when they apprehend a skittish suspect with a serious skin condition; a father-to-be quickly learns that running only makes things worse; an aspiring rapper treats officers to a song after he ends up in cuffs.
Scaredy Cat
Episode 21: Scaredy Cat
Air Date: November 6th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: Officers subdue an erratic man who is convinced that a wild animal is following him; a birthday celebration quickly goes south when guns get involved; deputies help break up a volatile domestic situation.
Fake Cash and Whiplash
Episode 22: Fake Cash and Whiplash
Air Date: November 13rd, 2017, 10:00 PM
Summary: A quiet neighborhood turns into the scene of a dangerous multi-vehicle pursuit; a man down on his luck tries to hide his guilt by ditching some clothes; fists fly when a shopkeeper confronts a man who ripped him off.
Just Desserts
Episode 23: Just Desserts
Air Date: January 22nd, 2018, 10:00 PM
Summary: A suspect leaves his uneaten parfait behind after police find more than treats in his pocket; an armed driver tells officers a far-fetched story to justify his weapon; a heated back and forth ends with a call to animal control.
Late Night Shopper
Episode 24: Late Night Shopper
Air Date: January 29th, 2018, 10:00 PM
Summary: A vigilant neighbor calls the cops when he sees the downstairs liquor store being robbed; a driver burns bridges with a new friend after he steals her truck; deputies urge a young man to be a better role model for his brother.
Hug It Out
Episode 25: Hug It Out
Air Date: February 5th, 2018, 10:00 PM
Summary: Officers pursue a wanted man and prevent a potentially deadly home invasion; a tense passenger starts mouthing off before deputies can get a word in; police search for a teen's stolen bike and find a man at the end of his rope.
The Running Man
Episode 26: The Running Man
Air Date: February 12nd, 2018, 10:00 PM
Summary: A half-naked cyclist takes officers on a frantic run through the neighborhood; a suspicious man makes a series of wrong moves in front of his girlfriend; things get weird when police find a woman hiding in a cupboard.
Whose Gun Is It Anyways?
Episode 27: Whose Gun Is It Anyways?
Air Date: February 19th, 2018, 10:00 PM
Summary: An out-of-control driver wants to get back home for a birthday party; a man with big dreams has a hard time telling officers why his fingerprints appear on a gun; a trip to buy dog food turns into a run-in with the police.