Less than one week before its 33rd season was set to premiere, The Paramount Network confirmed that they have canceled classic reality show "Cops" as anti-police protests rage around the U.S.
"‘Cops' is not on the Paramount Network and we don't have any current or future plans for it to return," a spokeswoman for the network said Tuesday.
Rashad Robinson, executive director of activist group Color of Change, said:
"This is the right move and I want to give Paramount credit for being one of the firs. We want to see more.
These cop reality shows that glorify police but will never show the deep level of police violence are not reality, they are P.R. arms for law enforcement. Law enforcement doesn't need P.R. They need accountability in this country."
The show's 33rd season was expected to premiere on Paramount on June 15.