Columbia, SC – The popular reality TV show “Live PD,” which was cancelled by A&E following the death of George Floyd in the custody of the Minneapolis police, will be reincarnated soon on the REELZ network as “On Patrol: Live.”
REELZ announced the revamped show, which kept Dan Abrams as its host, on Wednesday morning and said the format would remain the same as it was for the wildly popular “Live PD,” WLTX reported.
The show will air twice a week, on Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to midnight, Variety reported.
The new police reality show will be produced by the same company that made “Live PD,” Big Fish Entertainment, via its Half Moon Productions company.
Retired Tulsa Police Sergeant Sean “Sticks” Larkin and Richland County Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson, a division commander, will co-host the show with Abrams, Variety reported.
“Law enforcement is front and center in the national discussion, and our hope is that showing the work of police officers in a live format will provide viewers with direct access to the work they do,” Abrams said. I’m thrilled our team is finally back together and excited that REELZ has committed to making this show front and center on their network.”
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— REELZ (@ReelzChannel) June 8, 2022
REELZ CEO Stan E. Hubbard called the new show “the cornerstone of our commitment to commissioning brand-defining, must-see original programming.”
“With the collective talent assembled, we know we are working with the best, most experienced team there is to produce this type of series and together we will do everything in our power to earn the trust and loyalty of viewers excited for this show,” Hubbard added.
The network promised it would announced which law enforcement agencies would be appearing on the show in the coming weeks, but some sheriff’s departments have already made the announcement, Variety reported.
The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina announced it would be participating in the new show.
🗣‼️📺 WHERE’S OUR PD NATION?! Are you still with us??
WE HAVE HUGE NEWS!!! Currently, we are in the final stages of production details…. BUT we will be featured on @ReelzChannel filming On Patrol: Live! #BerkIsBack #BerkDoesWerk #OnPatrolLive #BerkeleyCounty #Reelz pic.twitter.com/mTod7gbChg
— Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office (@BerkCoSheriff) June 8, 2022
The participation of an active-duty Richland County sheriff’s deputy as a host indicated that the agency, which was one of the original departments on the show when it started in 2016, has likely also resigned for filming, WLTX reported.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott has previously credited “Live PD” with improving the community perception and connection with members of his sheriff’s department.