Live PD is back live in 2020 starting with the Live PD – 01.03.20 episode. As expected there have been a few changes to the departmental lineup. Most noticeable the show is decreasing the number of departments from 12 to 9 departments. The 12 department lineup was considered a test, and it seems like 9 departments may be the number for now. This seems like a good compromise, 12 departments felt overstuffed, some departments were not even seen.
A few departments announced in December that they would not return from the break, others were more of a surprise.
- Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department – Jefferson only signed on for a few weeks and we’re not planning to return in 2020. The Sheriff is considering returning to the show later in 2020.
- East Providence Police Department – East Providence announced in December that they were taking a break. We may seem them return in 2020.
- Bradford County Sheriff’s Office – Not much news about whether we will see Bradford again or not.
- Mission Police Department – Mission was kind of a surprise, but they have come and gone in the past.
The Pomona Police Department is joining Live PD from southern California in 2020.
In other news, as reported by deadline.com, Live PD was the #1 show watched on DVR or on-demand in 2019.