DISSCUSSION POINT: F(ilm) THE PO-LICE! The Cop Show Invasion!
One of my ‘superpowers’ happens to be the uncanny ability to be annoyed by things that are overdone. Maybe that’s not as good as ‘flying’ or ‘reading minds’…and come to think of it, perhaps it’s more of a torturous pain in the butt than a superpower but…
Aside from CSI, CSI: NY, CSI: Miami, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, how many COP shows would you imagine are on TV this summer… or are soon to appear this fall on the major networks alone?
I mean just the big networks. Aside from the 3 CSIs and the 2 NCISs how many would you think? 7? 9?
How about …just over 20.
Have you guys noticed that for some reason this year there are a TON of Cop shows on TV?
Check this out…
The Good Guys – starring Colin Hanks on FOX
Memphis Beat – starring Jason Lee on TNT
Rookie Blue – starring Missy Peregrym on ABC
The Glades – starring Matt Passmore on A
Blue Bloods – starring Donnie Walberg on CBS
Rizzoli & Isles – starring Angie Harmon on TNT
The Bridge – starring Aaron Douglas on CBS
Flashpoint – starring Enrico Colantoni on CBS
Covert Affairs – starring Piper Perabo on USA
Castle – starring Nathan Fillion – ABC
White Collar – starring Matt Bomer on USA
Hawaii Five-0 – starring Daniel Dae Kim on CBS
Chase – starring Kelli Giddish on NBC
Detroit 1-8-7 – starring Michael Imperial on ABC
Justified – starring Timothy Olyphant – on FX
Undercovers – starring Boris Kodjoe on NBC
Dark Blue – starring Dylan McDermott on TNT
The Closer – starring Kira Sedwick on TNT
Criminal Minds- starring Joe Mantega on CBS
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior– starring Forest Whitaker on CBS
Southland – starring Kevin Alenjandro on TNT
Saving Grace – starring Holly Hunter on TNT
That’s 6 on TNT and 8 on CBS alone! What the CRAP, man?
That’s not counting all the reality shows, like COPS, The First 48, and Campus PD…
Why is that?
Let’s hear it Moguls, do we ‘loves us some Cop Shows,’ or are the networks just trying to bet on the old formula?
Even more importantly, which ones of these will actually last? (Remember The Unusuals? Me neither)