Shockingly, after only four seasons Live PD went off the air. Members of Live PD Nation were shocked and disappointed, to say the least. At the time, the return of the docu-series seemed pretty bleak since the cancellation came during “ongoing protests against police brutality.” However, it seems that things may have taken a turn for the better. Keep reading to find out if Live PD is making a return.
One of Live PD‘s original police agencies in discussions about returning to the show
WLTX News19 a CBS news affiliate out of Columbia, South Carolina reports earlier today (April 28) that the Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) may return to the show. According to WLTX, Sheriff Leon Lott told local group, the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber at breakfast recently that the “department could be on Live PD once again.”
Furthermore, WLTX reaches out to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department’s public information officers for more details. Surprisingly, they oblige and confirm that RCSD is indeed in negotiations about returning to the show. However, it appears that this comment is made with the caveat that nothing about the return of Live PD is set in stone.
— Adam Mintzer (@adammintzer) April 28, 2021
Will another South Carolina police department join in the discussions?
Interestingly enough, before Live PD went off the air, RCSD was one of (if not the only) police agency to remain with the production since it began. According to Sheriff Lott, the national exposure “improves the perception of his department and allows officers to better connect with the community.” From the looks of recently promoted Cpt. Danny Brown’s TikTok, it has improved the morale of the sheriff’s deputies too.
Additionally, Live PD Nation may remember that there was another South Carolina Sheriff’s Department on the show. Unfortunately, the Berkeley Count Sheriff’s Office hasn’t released any statements about whether or not they’re in discussions with Live PD producers or not.
While it seems like there are still a lot of details up in the air about the return of Live PD, there is one of significant concern. WLTX reports that the show’s partnership with A&E is over. Consequently, there are no reports about what network the show may go to. However, WLTX speculates that Live PD may go to a streaming service.
Fans weigh in with their opinions
From the looks of Twitter, it seems that Live PD fans are ready for the show to return. However, they also seem pretty leary about A&E Network. One fan even proclaims that the network should “give everyone an apology.”
AS LONG AS @AETV doesn’t air it. I’m with it. Pansies ratings dropped while they dropped our beloved law enforcement. Now they want to bring it back?? Have a back bone @AETV. At least give everyone an APOLOGY, and I’m not talking the fans.
— Tommy Walsh (@Smokeytommy) April 29, 2021
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