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  • ERMDPD
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    Great I missed it!

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  • guruteki
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    Originally posted by frostbiteCRA View Post
    Dude, did you get that off the website, or did you actually know that???
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COPS_(TV_series)

    haha

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  • frostbiteCRA
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    Originally posted by madchiken View Post
    COPS was created by John Langley and his producing partner Malcolm Barbour. In 1983 Langley was working on Cocaine Blues, a television series about drugs in which every one seemed to enjoy South Florida. As part of his research he went on a drug raid with drug enforcement officers, and was inspired to create a show focusing on real-life law enforcement. In the late 1980s, after producing a series of live syndicated specials called American Vice: The Doping of a Nation with Geraldo Rivera, Langley and Barbour pitched the COPS show concept to Stephen Chao, a FOX programming executive who would one day become president of the Fox Television Stations Group and later USA Network. Chao liked the concept and pitched it to Barry Diller, then CEO of the FOX Network. As fate would have it, a Writers Guild of America strike was occurring at the time, and the network needed new material. An unscripted show that did not require writers would be ideal for FOX, and to this day COPS remains one of the only real "reality" shows and is completely unscripted or planned.

    The first episode aired in 1989, and featured the Broward County, Florida, Sheriff's Office. The original concept of the show was to follow officers home and tape their home lives along with their work. After a while this concept was deemed too artificial by Langley and was abandoned. Eventually, the format of three self-contained segments with no narrator, no music and no scripts would become the show's formula. The first segment is usually an action segment to hook the viewer, followed by two unrelated segments.
    Dude, did you get that off the website, or did you actually know that???

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  • StudChris
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    Same difference.

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  • madchiken
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    COPS was created by John Langley and his producing partner Malcolm Barbour. In 1983 Langley was working on Cocaine Blues, a television series about drugs in which every one seemed to enjoy South Florida. As part of his research he went on a drug raid with drug enforcement officers, and was inspired to create a show focusing on real-life law enforcement. In the late 1980s, after producing a series of live syndicated specials called American Vice: The Doping of a Nation with Geraldo Rivera, Langley and Barbour pitched the COPS show concept to Stephen Chao, a FOX programming executive who would one day become president of the Fox Television Stations Group and later USA Network. Chao liked the concept and pitched it to Barry Diller, then CEO of the FOX Network. As fate would have it, a Writers Guild of America strike was occurring at the time, and the network needed new material. An unscripted show that did not require writers would be ideal for FOX, and to this day COPS remains one of the only real "reality" shows and is completely unscripted or planned.

    The first episode aired in 1989, and featured the Broward County, Florida, Sheriff's Office. The original concept of the show was to follow officers home and tape their home lives along with their work. After a while this concept was deemed too artificial by Langley and was abandoned. Eventually, the format of three self-contained segments with no narrator, no music and no scripts would become the show's formula. The first segment is usually an action segment to hook the viewer, followed by two unrelated segments.

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  • StudChris
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    Originally posted by madchiken View Post
    If Geraldo had anything to do with it, it would have been canceled about 20 years ago...
    Actually, he did. I can't remember exactly what it was but basically his crew followed cops around for a while, then it turned into cops.

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  • BOSMIA
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    Opening scene was crazy with the drunk on 95. Those cops were huuuuge. Holy S***!

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  • madchiken
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    If Geraldo had anything to do with it, it would have been canceled about 20 years ago...

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  • Southflaguy
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    Yeah I saw them a little bit of it tonight...Didn't Geraldo Rivera start the show COPS, at least the idea of the show?...

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  • Jethro1984
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    There should be 4 more weeks of the Back to Broward series. I believe they are to air the next 4 consecutive weeks that the show is on.

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  • Taylor13
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    Originally posted by luis.FL07 View Post
    Sucks I missed the episode tonight. Hopefully they add it on www.hulu.com soon. Sites good for anyone who wants to see the shows. Legal site by the way

    Ohh I'll be checking for it, I missed it too.

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  • luis.FL07
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    Sucks I missed the episode tonight. Hopefully they add it on www.hulu.com soon. Sites good for anyone who wants to see the shows. Legal site by the way

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    Love the Florida episodes!

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  • JTShooter
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    It was definately worth the watch.

    Hoepfully there will be more to come.

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  • Taylor13
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    Yes, I thought like all of BSO knew that, if you look back on like the FIRST season, you'll see it's all BSO, and Broward area..

    http://cops.com/

    on the first part, you'll see Back to Broward.

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