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Some interesting news! 'Live PD' host Dan Abrams reveals there are 'active' discussions about show!

Christopher Catherman
Dundalk, MD, United States

Aug 12, 2020 — 

Looks like the hard work of boycotting A&E may pay off!!! Let’s keep up the good work y’all!!! I will keep you guys updated regularly!!! � In case you didn’t know Live•Rescue is coming back August 21 for the fans of it, hopefully we will see Live•PD back on soon too!

'Live PD' host Dan Abrams reveals there are 'active' discussions about show's return
If renewed, the show would like see 'some behind the scenes protocol changes,' Abrams said

Longtime law and crime reporter Dan Abrams, who hosted A&E Network’s hit show “Live PD” before it was canceled in June, revealed there have been “active and ongoing discussions” about when and how the police reality series could be revived.

Abrams announced in a trio of tweets posted Tuesday that he has continually pushed for the return of the show, noting that there would likely be “some behind the scenes protocol changes.”

  • So many of you have been asking about the future of #LivePD and I don't want you to think I'm ignoring you. The bottom line is that I continue to advocate strongly for its return (with some behind the scenes protocol changes). While as of today I don't yet have the answers to most of your questions about how or when the show could come back, please know that there are active and ongoing discussions and as soon as I know more I promise to share it. I/we care deeply about the #LivePDNation and I believe the show can be an important part of the national discussion about policing in America. So please stay tuned and thanks to all of you!

“Live PD” ran for four seasons before network executives announced it had been canceled on June 10, a day after the similar show “Cops," on the air for 33 seasons, was dropped by the Paramount Network.

At the time, network execs said in a statement at the time they had made the decision at “a critical time in our nation’s history."

“Going forward, we will determine if there is a clear pathway to tell the stories of both the community and the police officers whose role it is to serve them,” the statement further read. “And with that, we will be meeting with community and civil rights leaders as well as police departments.”

The cancellation also came shortly after reportscirculated about how a man, who was Black, died in police custody while a “Live PD” crew was present.

Shortly after news of the show’s cancellation was announced, Abrams wrote on Twitter that he was “shocked & beyond disappointed.” He later told Fox News’ “Bill Hemmer Reports” he had expected the show to survive.

"I had thought that we can both support the important protests and calls for change that are going on around this country and say that 'Live PD' and transparency among police officers and police departments can and should be a part of that,” he said. “But in the end, the decision was made to end the show."

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