TV Cop Shows Are Under Fire, But Do They Still Protect and Serve in the Ratings?

A look at this season’s 22 police-based broadcast series, from ”9-1-1“ to ”Tommy“

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As protests over police brutality continue across America this week in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin, popular reality shows chronicling — and often lionizing — police activity, like “Cops” and “Live PD,” have been sent to the slammer.

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Tony Maglio

TV Editor • • Twitter: @tonymaglio