Political Correctness has run amok.
A&E has officially canceled its flagship series and one of the highest-rated shows on basic cable. Live P.D. was pulled last week in the wake of George Floyd’s death and now the A&E network has made its removal permanent.
“This is a critical time in our nation’s history and we have made the decision to cease production on Live PD,” the network said in a statement to Deadline. “Going forward, we will determine if there is a clear pathway to tell the stories of both the community and the police officers whose role it is to serve them. And with that, we will be meeting with community and civil rights leaders as well as police departments.”
Live P.D. was basic cable’s #1 show on Fridays and Saturdays averaging over 3 million viewers during the weekend. The show was renewed on May 7, 2020 for an additional 160 episodes that will now not happen.
Progressives are actively demanding that all television and film portrayals of police officers be banned in the wake of George Floyd’s death and it looks like Hollywood giving in coming off the heels of yesterday cancellation of Paramount Network’s Cops which was also canceled after 31 years on the air.