The Live PD TV show has been ordered to series by A&E. The show is hosted by ABC‘s Dan Abrams with Dallas Police Department Detectives Rich Emberlin and Kevin Jackson.
The first season consists of eight two-hour episodes features footage of police departments from across the US, captured by dashboard cameras, fixed rigs, and hand-held cameras. David Doss is set as show runner. Live PD season one premieres on A&E, Friday, October 28, 2016 at 9:00pm ET/PT.
A&E ANNOUNCES NEW WEEKLY EVENT SERIES ‘LIVE PD’
A&E BOLDLY SHOWCASES THE POLICING OF AMERICA IN THE PROVOCATIVE NEW WEEKLY EVENT SERIES ‘LIVE PD’
VIEWERS WILL RIDE ALONG IN REAL TIME WITH SIX DIVERSE POLICE DEPARTMENTS FOR A TRANSPARENT LOOK AT LAW ENFORCEMENT ON DUTY
EIGHT TWO-HOUR INSTALLMENTS HOSTED BY ABC’S DAN ABRAMS ALONGSIDE DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT DETECTIVES RICH EMBERLIN AND KEVIN JACKSON PREMIERE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 AT 9PM ET/PT
New York, NY – October 3, 2016 – A&E has led the cultural conversation with Emmy-winning documentary programming that shines a light on the most pressing issues facing the country today, like “Intervention” and “Born This Way.” Now, as the debate over the policing of America continues to be a part of the daily conversation across the nation, A&E will offer viewers unfettered and unfiltered live access inside the country’s busiest police forces and the communities they patrol in the new documentary series “Live PD.” The network has ordered eight, two-hour episodes. “Live PD” is produced for A&E Network by Big Fish Entertainment. The announcement was made today by Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager of A&E and Lifetime. “Live PD” premieres Friday, October 28 at 9pm ET/PT.
“Every day the demands for more transparency in law enforcement continues to come from both civilians and police across the country,” said Sharenow. “‘Live PD’ will not only highlight the difficult work being done by our men and women in uniform as they go out into the streets never knowing what to expect, but also answers citizens’ calls for clarity.”
Over the course of eight weeks, dash cams along with fixed rig and handheld cameras, will capture the work of a varied mix of urban and rural police forces around the country on a typical Friday night. In-studio host, ABC’s Dan Abrams, alongside Dallas Police Department Detectives Rich Emberlin and Kevin Jackson will guide viewers through the night, giving insight to what audiences are seeing in real time, bouncing minute-by-minute between the featured police departments and offering an inside look at each live incident.
David Doss, former news executive producer at CNN, ABC and NBC, will serve as show runner for the series. Journalist Dan Abrams brings over 20 years of reporting and anchoring to the table and currently serves as the Chief Legal Analyst for ABC News. Detectives Kevin Jackson and Rich Emberlin have been partners for over two decades, having worked together in Patrol, SWAT, Criminal Intelligence, and Dignitary Protection Squad for Dallas PD.
“Live PD” will go beyond the linear experience. A live social media component will take audiences behind the scenes of the “Live PD” studio to pull back the curtain of the groundbreaking series.
As with many live events, due to the potential of capturing intense and possibly disturbing content, the program will air on a delay.
Executive producers for Big Fish Entertainment are Dan Cesareo, David Doss, George McTeague, Kara Kurcz and John Zito. Executive producers for A&E Network are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Sean Gottlieb. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for “Live PD.”
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What do you think? Do you like the sound of the Live PD TV series? Will you check out the premiere on A&E?
Over reaction to what’s going on. This showed what it’s like for our members in blue!
You need to put this show back on. The protestors keep getting away with what they are doing. They need to go home they keep doing things and getting away with it. A&E messed up.
I Love the show. It showed what real cops do. There is going to be all kinds of rumors about what when and why. But I believe it was over this mess with protectors. They all need to go home.
After watching for over two seasons I am getting more and more disappointed with the show. I no longer believe it is real. I have watched people being pulled over with guns, drugs, and clearly unable to walk being released with a lesser charges and given the opportunity to actually drive away. Unbelievable. While other people are slammed to the ground, cuffed, and taken away with much more minor incursions. There is an incredible amount of discrimination going on. If someone breaks the law and cannot walk, arrest him. If someone has a gun in the car, clearly not locked… Read more »
I am hearing from the Sheriff of Greene County Missouri, There will no more filming here. I love that show… I am proud to live in Springfield, Why was Springfield being dropped ? Your show is one of the best ones on T. V. Please bring it back, Our city is no different than any other state.
I love the show, but I was disappointed with the Crime of the Week in which Ed Lawson was bleeped repeatedly for using the words “mother f****r.” It was beneath the usual high standards of the show. It didn’t help matters when the wormy Dan Abrams felt it necessary to repeat the words in the studio. Other than this, the show does a great job showing the great respect law enforcement officers deserve. It is clear that the only folks who object to the way in which these brave men and women protect our communities are those who are breaking… Read more »
Live-PD is the best COP show on TV. Dan Abrams is the best narrating of this show. Please keep this show running so we the people can see what goes on in the country. Thank you to all the brave men and women for keeping the bad people off our streets.
The show is the greatest-Dan Abrams is good at narrating the show. Please keep this show on!
Would someone please buy Deputy Kevin Lawrence LARGE size gloves that would fit his hands so he could perform the necessary auto searches. I both laugh and cry watching him try to put on ill fitting gloves. Love the show!
Please continue the series through the Summer, and renew for next year!