After Season 25 of Cops came to a close this weekend on Fox, the network cancelled the series, which has the longest run of any show currently on television. Shortly thereafter, the program was acquired by Spike TV, with the 26th season set to debut this September in its original Saturday 8 PM ET time slot.
Here's what Spike TV network president Kevin Kay had to say about the acquisition.
"Cops is a remarkable series that has been able to sustain strong ratings well into its third decade, a monumental achievement in television. As we continue to grow and expand our audience, new episodes of Cops, with its loyal audience of Adults 18-49, is the perfect addition to our primetime lineup on Saturday nights."
Series creator John Langley also released the following statement.
"After 25 seasons with Fox, we are delighted to find our new home with the Spike family where we previously aired Undercover Stings. And we are doubly pleased that our Cops timeslot remains Saturday nights for our fans."
It isn't known when production will begin for Cops' 26th season. The series debuted in March 1989, and has aired over 900 episodes to date.