The energizer bunny of TV shows, the one that will likely outlive us all, has been renewed for the 2010-11 season. Cops is coming back for a 23rd year on FOX.
Cops, a reality video series, follows police officers from across the country as they leap into action and respond to various calls. According to THR, it will soon celebrate its 800th show and 2,044 arrests.
Though many weekend night programs have been slipping in the ratings, Cops has maintained its audience. It consistently attracts a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and about five million viewers on Saturday nights.
Cops creator John Langley is understandably very pleased and said, “We’re doing gangbusters… It’s an existential variety show — dramatic, life-threatening, philosophical and legal. We’re still the only show on television with no script, no actors, no host and no re-enactments.”