Fox Nation SVOD Bringing Back ‘Cops’ Reality Series; First Responders Get Free Subscription

SVOD service Fox Nation Sept. 13 announced it has greenlighted the return of one the first reality TV series, “Cops,” and will premiere season 33 on Oct. 1. The show, which first aired on Fox in 1989 showcasing city police forces in action, ran for 32 seasons until 2020.

The new season debut on Fox Nation will include the first four episodes and each new episode thereafter will drop weekly on Friday nights. The deal also includes 15 episodes from season 32, according to Jason Klarman, president of the subscription streaming service at Fox.

As part of the launch, Fox Nation will offer all first responders, including police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics (EMS personnel), a one-year free subscription to the $5.99 monthly service beginning today.

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The SVOD, which features Fox News personalities, in addition to curated and original content, will also donate $5 to Answer the Call on behalf of each new subscriber with a maximum donation of $50,000 during the week of Sept. 13-20. Answer The Call is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides financial support to the families of New York City first responders killed in the line of duty.

“We wanted to show our appreciation to all first responders by combining the launch with a free one-year subscription to give back in a small way to those who place their lives on the line every day to keep us safe,” Klarman said in a statement.

A slate of first responder-themed programming in conjunction with the re-launch of “Cops” includes:

  • “911: On Scene”A ride-along show with firefighters, EMTs and paramedics from different agencies across the country as they embark on their dangerous jobs of saving lives.
  • “When Seconds Count” — Anchored by Fox News Channel’s Harris Faulkner, this special showcases dramatic footage of various rescues caught on tape, featuring the actual rescuers and the victims involved, telling the emotional stories behind each video.
  • “Protect and Serve” Hosted by Fox News Channel contributor and former homicide detective Ted Williams, this program will spotlight the good deeds and the truly heroic and impactful interactions that police officers often perform in the communities they serve.
  • “Answer the Call” — Centered on the charity by the same name, this special will focus on children of fallen first responders as they recount stories of their loved ones who died in service and discuss how the charity has helped them following the tragedy of 9/11. Answer the Call was formed after 9/11 to support the families of the NYPD, NYFD, PAPD and EMS personnel who were killed in the line of duty on 9/11.

Streamer Fox Nation to Host 2nd Annual Patriot Awards Nov. 20

SVOD platform Fox Nation will host its second annual Patriot Awards Nov. 20, 2020, live at 8 p.m. ET, with an encore presentation on Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network.

The Patriot Awards, hosted by “Fox & Friends Weekend” co-host and Army veteran Pete Hegseth, will showcase and award military veterans and first responders, among other inspirational figures. FNC and Fox Nation’s personalities will make virtual appearances and serve as presenters for the awards show, including primetime hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham; “Fox & Friends” co-hosts Ainsley Earhardt, Brian Kilmeade & Steve Doocy; Dana Perino (“Dana Perino’s Book Club”); Rachel Campos-Duffy (“Moms”); Abby Hornacek (“PARK’D”); and John Rich (“The Pursuit”), as well as FNC contributors Johnny Joey Jones, Dan Bongino, Tammy Bruce and Tomi Lahren.

 

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Select “patriots” will be honored in a number of categories including: The Everyday Patriot, Most Valuable Patriot (MVP), Patriot Award for Service to Veterans, Patriot Award for the Unsung Hero, Patriot Award for Courage, The Young Patriot, Patriot Award for Heroism and The Patriot Award for the Modern Warrior.

Musical acts, including the presentation of the national anthem and “God Bless the U.S.A.,” will be performed by country music stars Lee Greenwood, Jessie James Decker, Phil Vassar, Easton Corbin, Tyler Farr, Clint Black, Natalie Grant and duo Thompson Square, among more. On Nov. 22, both FNC and FBN will present a one-hour program dedicated to the special event at 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET, respectively.

Fox Nation will donate $5 dollars for every new subscription order from Nov. 13-22 to “Answer the Call,” the foundation providing financial assistance and support to the families of New York City police and firefighters who have been killed in the line of duty.

In November 2019, Fox Nation presented its inaugural Patriot Awards ceremony live from the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Fla., where the sold-out event raised over $50,000 dollars for Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to children and spouses of fallen and disabled service members.