America has lost Hostess, the hillbilly wedding of the year is off and now there’s a chance that Cops is leaving our TV screens after 25 seasons of entertaining us with trash. Oh, America, I don’t know you anymore! The Wall Street Journal (via Gawker) did a profile on Cops for the show’s 25th season and they just casually dropped the earth-shattering and life-changing news that will affect American culture FOREVER!
Though some TV watchers might be surprised to discover it’s still on the air, the show begins a 25th season next month. It is the longest-running entertainment series on prime-time network television. Moreover, 850 episodes in, the series has earned about $400 million through reruns alone. But it’s possible this will be its final season on Fox.
To make room for sports, the network slashed the number of episodes it ordered. “Cops” co-creator John Langley says the show’s future on Fox is “uncertain and problematic.”
There’s nothing like lying on your couch on a Sunday afternoon and nursing your hangover by watching a fat police officer huff his lungs out while chasing a tweaker wearing jorts through somebody’s backyard. Where else am I supposed to be reminded that some parts of present day Central Florida are still stuck in the early 90s. Seriously, even the new episodes of Cops look like they took place in 1991.
Well, at least we’ll always this legendary moment of television:
Everything about this down to that Martin t-shirt is perfect. Your life isn’t fully fulfilled until you’ve said the line, “I don’t sell crack, I’m a prostitute” to a cop.