Reelz has announced that On Patrol: Live will premiere on Friday, July 22nd at 9 PM EST. On Patrol: Live will use the same schedule as Live PD. The show will be live Friday and Saturday nights from 9 PM to 12 AM EST. Dan Abrams and Sean “Sticks” Larkin will continue to provide minute-by-minute live analysis but will be joined in studio by Curtis Wilson from the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. Tom Morris Jr. is not expected to return to the show.
On Patrol: Live will also engage the community in new ways by inviting them into the series. “Citizen Ride-Alongs” will give local residents, within the communities of the departments appearing on the show, a first-hand perspective as they ride along with officers followed by cameras on live nights. “Citizens On-Set” will invite community members into the studio as guest commentators where they can share their Ride-Along experiences and observations and comment on the night’s live activities. Both of these new segments will offer a unique opportunity for viewers and members of the community to gain unprecedented access to law enforcement. The show is expected to feature everything that law enforcement officers see on a daily basis from routine calls and high-stakes incidents to tracking down fugitives of justice and recovering missing children.
Reelz CEO, Stan Hubbard was recently interviewed by NextTV.com and asked what to expect from On Patrol: Live compared to Live PD. Hubbard’s answer was: With the show, the viewer gets to participate in being with those officers as they are doing their job, given what policing has become in 2022. We’re going to get out there and show it, and it’s going to be transparent. We’re adding some interesting elements to the show with some viewer ride alongs and responses. It’s not gonna be a woke program — we’re not trying to bow to anybody. This is going to be a real live look at the state of policing in 2022 and beyond.
We will see how well On Patrol: Live compares to class Live PD, but we’re less than a month away from the shows return.