Reelz announced on February 14th that they would renew On Patrol: Live for another year. The renewal will be for 90 more episodes that will run until January 2024. It is no surprise that Reelz has greenlit the large episode order after On Patrol: Live increased the network’s primetime audience by 270% in 2022.
It was also announced that the show would continue to be hosted by Dan Abrams, Sean “Sticks” Larkin, and Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson for the next year.
On Patrol: Live premiered in July 2022 and has aired live almost every weekend since then on the Reelz network. The initial order for the show was for 60 episodes, which runs through the end of February 2023. The show took a brief 2-week holiday break at the end of December. The documentary series follows live news-gathering protocols as more than 50 cameras work in real-time to capture the work of police officers and sheriff’s deputies on patrol. In August 2022, A&E Networks sued Reelz for copying “Live PD,” seeking to block future episodes from airing and receive monetary damages. As part of the lawsuit, A&E cited a tweet from Dan Abrams where he promoted the new series as the return of “Live PD.”
“The growth Reelz experienced in 2022 was remarkable by any measure, and since the July 22 premiere of On Patrol: Live, our audience has increased every month and we expect that trend to continue into 2023 and beyond,” said Reelz CEO Stan E. Hubbard. “On Patrol: Live viewers come together to create a massive, engaged audience for three amazing hours every Friday and Saturday night.”