November 15th Update
Live PD Season 4 is going strong, but it sounds like there are already some updates in the works for everyone’s favorite police reality show. Live PD’s production company, Big Fish Entertainment is continuously courting new law enforcement agencies to join the show. It is also pretty normal to see agencies come and go during the season. Often the departments want to take a break from filming.
It has been reported by multiple local news agencies in Indiana, that the Terre Haute Police Department will be signing a contract with Big Fish Entertainment. Assuming the contract is signed by Terre Haute, we should expect to see THPD join the line-up mid-season, most likely after the holidays. A mid-season line up change has been pretty normal for the show. If the Lawrence Police Department stays on the show for Season 4, that would give the state of Indiana two police departments on the show. And three police departments overall. The Jeffersonville Police Department was featured in 2018.
A&E TV and Jefferson County, Alabama issued a joint announcement that the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department will be joining Live PD in October. The story has been covered by several local news agencies. This will be the first law enforcement agency in Alabama to join Live PD, and possibly the first Season 4 department change. Filming is planned to start on October 21st, with the first episode airing on Friday, October 25th (Live PD – 10.25.19).
More Live PD Season 4 Updates
The other expected Season 4 update is the addition of the Beaumont Police Department. There have been reports of contract negotiations with Beaumont for a few months, so they will likely be part of the second half of Season 4. Based on the news coming out of Salinas, California, its very likely that the Salinas Police Department will be taking a break from the show mid-season to make room for one of these new agencies.
Season 4 Ratings
Live PD Ratings continue to be very strong in Season 4. The season premiere was very strong and they dominated cable ratings on that Friday and Saturday. As college football has picked up steam, ESPN games have surpassed Live PD episodes. But Live PD is always the #1 non-sports broadcast. The ratings for October 5th are a good example of this, as reported by Showbuzzdaily.