TBS has suspended production on Louis C.K. animated series “The Cops” in light of the comedian’s history of sexual misconduct.
In a statement on Friday, a network spokesperson said production on the series had been “suspended until further review.”
The animated series, co-created by and co-starring C.K. and Albert Brooks as two Los Angeles patrolmen, was ordered straight-to-series by the Turner network in January, and was slated to premiere in 2018. The series hails from FX Productions, which said in a statement on Friday that it had cut ties with C.K.
The company said that it had canceled its overall deal with his production company Pig Newton, announcing that C.K. would no longer be associated with or receive compensation for the four series he had been producing — “Better Things,” “Baskets,” “One Mississippi” and “The Cops.”
Also on Friday, C.K.’s longtime publicist Lewis Kay announced on Twitter that he no longer represents the comedian.
After five women accused C.K. of sexual misconduct in a New York Times report on Thursday, HBO removed the comedian from it’s upcoming charity benefit “Night of Too Many Stars” and pulled all of his work from its streaming platforms. Netflix followed suit on Friday, scrapping a planned stand-up special. The film distributor The Orchard also said it would go forward with the release of C.K.’s film “I Love You, Daddy” as planned.
In a statement on Friday, C.K. admitted that the allegations of misbehavior “are true.”
“At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my d— without asking first, which is also true,” he said. “But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your d— isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.”