On “Undercover Stings” (Mon., 9p.m. ET on Spike) police officers busted a pregnant mom of three as she was allegedly trying to buy a huge amount of oxycodone.
As they ordered her to walk backwards toward them she told officers, “I’m pregnant, so I don’t wanna get shot.”
Viewers tweeted their disbelief at her actions, suggesting that perhaps trying to buy drugs wasn’t the smartest thing she could have done.
The real-life drama continues on “Undercover Stings,” Mondays at 9p.m. ET on Spike.
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Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do? Insiders confirm that the upcoming 25th season of Cops could be the last on Fox. But that doesn’t mean the end of the show. Executive producer John Langley tells TV Guide Magazine that he will shop the long-running series elsewhere next spring should Fox decide not to pick up a 26th season.
Earlier this month, Fox Sports announced that it would take over Fox’s Saturday night slot for most of the remainder of 2012, airing a mix of Major League Baseball, UFC matches and Pac 12 college football. That means Cops —which had already been pre-empted several weeks for Jennifer Lopez’s Q’Viva (before that low-rated show was dumped into late night) — will be off primetime for much of the remainder of 2012. (That news was first revealed by Vulture.)
In his first interview since the scheduling move was revealed, Langley admits that “obviously I wish they weren’t pre-empting it so much. We’ve owned Saturday night for 25 seasons. I have a proprietary interest in it.” Cops is expected to return next January, and Fox will go back to airing a mix of original and repeat episodes. (Between 16 and 20 new episodes will be on tap for midseason 2013.)
“The good news is we’re renewed for our 25th year,” Langley says. “That’s our silver anniversary, a rarity in TV. I don’t expect too many shows to reach that landmark. If Fox doesn’t re-order us after the 25th season, we’ll find another home, I’m pretty certain. We’ve got an audience and will always have an audience no matter what happens. We’ve become an iconic program with guaranteed ratings. We usually win our time slot, so somebody will want us.”
Fox is also talking to Langley about a two-hour Cops anniversary retrospective. “We’re going to make it a big celebration of Cops, including fan favorites and a countdown of the 25 more impactful moments in Cops history.”
A network insider says Cops remained a profitable show for Fox, but that it was becoming less so over time. That was the network’s same issue with America’s Most Wanted, which it canceled as a regular series last spring. (Fox aired a handful of specials, and AMW eventually moved to Lifetime.) Fox expects ratings to potentially rise with sports on Saturdays (particularly now that the Pac 12’s USC is off probation.)
Cops first launched in 1989, and since then has profiled law enforcement in over 140 cities and has produced close to 900 episodes. (The show also regularly airs in repeats on G4 and TruTV.) The Cops-America’s Most Wantedlineup stayed the same for 14 years, making it easily the most intact night of programming in TV history. As Fox’s rivals slumped on Saturday nights, the gap between it and the other networks grew so wide that Fox insiders guess that Saturday probably added a tenth of a ratings point to the network’s weekly average.
But many of Fox Sports’ rights deals included a network component, and it got to the point where it was going to take up most Saturday nights. (ABC turned its fall Saturday nights over to ESPN college football coverage a few years ago.)
As Fox celebrates its 25th anniversary, Langley remembers how the show gave the network a needed shot of adrenaline. “Cops at one time was a linchpin for Fox, certainly,” he says. “It was a network builder. I think we made a major contribution to the early history of Fox, along with America’s Most Wanted, The Simpsons and some shows that followed. People forget that back in the day when Cops first aired, Fox was stumbling. They did a radical revamp of programming and allowed for things that were daring.”
Langley notes that Cops was “in the vanguard of so-called reality TV, and I’m proud of that fact. Fox can be largely credited with that fact. They were experimenting with new kinds of programming.” Shooting for Season 25 is underway — bad boys, you’ve been warned.
Deputy Belinda Mangum of the Travis County (TX) Sheriff’s Office pulls over a vehicle with three male occupants. The officer smells marijuana coming from the vehicle and sees what appears to be pot on the driver’s shirt. After detaining all three men and searching the very dirty vehicle, Deputy Mangum finds a bag of marijuana inside the car. The driver is subsequently arrested for possession of the marijuana – a class B misdemeanor in the state of Texas.
Officer Derrick Pendergrass of the Chattanooga Police Department (TN) responds to a distress call after passersby observe a woman bleeding from the head and passed out on the sidewalk. After making contact with the woman, it becomes obvious that the woman is extremely intoxicated and is unable to answer questions or remember how she came to be at the location passed out. After the woman refuses to stay seated, she attempts to bite Officer Pendergrass. When paramedics arrive, she again attempts to bite the officer and is told that she will be maced if she does so again. After several witnesses claim that she was arguing with a man and causing a scene, she is arrested for public disorderly, public intoxication and assault on a police officer.
Officer Matt Fey of the North Las Vegas Police Department conducts a routine traffic stop on a vehicle that ran a stop sign. Officer Fey becomes suspicious of the occupants due to their nervous behavior during questioning. When the defiant driver repeatedly ignores an order to keep his hands on the steering wheel, Officer Fey is forced to spray him with mace. Surprisingly, the desperate driver escapes the officer’s grasp and takes off in the vehicle. The suspects lead several units into a desert area where the driver bails out of the vehicle. He’s eventually captured in some nearby brush by a swarm of officers. When asked why he ran, the driver says that he was recently released from prison and did not have a license. He’s charged with felony evading, resisting arrest and possible drug possession. The passenger admits to steering the vehicle for the blind driver for fear of his life. He’s charged with obstructing and evading.
ALBUQUERQUE POLICE OFFICERS ARE FLAGGED DOWN BY WHAT INITIALLY APPEARS TO BE A WOMAN IN A LEOPARD LEOTARD. HOWEVER, THEY QUICKLY DISCOVER THAT “SHE” IS ACTUALLY A “HE”, AND HE WAS APPARENTLY THE VICTIM OF A ROBBERY WHEN A WHITE MALE SUSPECT REACHED INTO THE CAB OF HIS SEMI-TRUCK AND STOLE HIS WALLET. COMPOUNDING MATTERS IS THE VICTIM’S CLAIM THAT WHEN HE CHASED THE SUSPECT A POLICE OFFICER PARKED NEARBY REFUSED TO OFFER ASSITANCE. THE VICTIM, WHO ALSO HAS EYE SHADOW AND PAINTED TOENAILS, IS IRATE AND UNCOOPERATIVE WITH THE OFFICERS. EVENTUALLY HE CALMS DOWN AND CHANGES CLOTHES. A SEARCH OF THE AREA TURNS UP HIS WALLET WITH EVERYTHING BUT A COUPLE OF CHECKS INTACT. THE VICTIM IS STILL ANGRY THAT THE POLICE OFFICER FAILED TO ASSIST HIM, BUT THE OTHER OFFICERS EXPLAIN THAT THE OFFICER HAD A SUSPECT IN CUSTODY AND HE WAS NOT ABLE TO LEAVE HIM UNATTENDED.
Officer Jeff Kilby of the Norwood (OH) Police Division assists an undercover unit on a traffic stop of a suspicious vehicle that was allegedly involved in drug activity. The occupants are taken into custody and questioned about their suspicious behavior. Drug paraphernalia and several oddly wrapped balls of tobacco are found during a search of the vehicle. When questioned about the tobacco, one of the suspects claims that he intended to smuggle it into jail.