A&E Announces a Live Police Series, ‘Live PD’

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A&E will be premiering Live PD, a new series that offers viewers a chance to ride along live with police officers on patrol, on October 28, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT. The series will be hosted by ABC’s Dan Abrams and Dallas Police Department Detectives Rich Emberlin and Kevin Jackson, with season one consisting of eight two-hour episodes. Although the show is live, Live PD will air on a delay due to the possibility the series will “capture intense and possibly disturbing content,” according to A&E.

“Every day the demands for more transparency in law enforcement continues to come from both civilians and police across the country,” said Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager of A&E and Lifetime. “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.”

David Doss is on board as the showrunner with Dan Cesareo, David Doss, George McTeague, Kara Kurcz, John Zito, Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Sean Gottlieb executive producing.

The Plot: 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.