You may have heard Live PD is making comeback. But there will definitely be differences from the show you remember on A&E.
The show has a new name as it’s on a new network. “On Patrol: Live” will air Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm until midnight on the REELZ cable network. The hosts will be familiar. Live PD host Dan Abrams is back behind the desk with retired Tulsa Police Department Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin and Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson. Just like with Live PD, you’ll follow along live as law enforcement officers go about their patrols in real time.
But there will be some familiar faces from Live PD that won’t be back. The biggest void will be noticed by Tampa Bay Live PD fans. Many will miss the men and women from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. You may remember them patrolling up and down Highway 19 in Holiday and New Port Richey.
Pasco County was featured on the show for only two seasons but several of those with the PCSO became national celebrities due the popularity of the show. One particular deputy, Nick Carmack, was especially popular with female viewers.
Pasco actually pulled out of the show in early 2019, quite a while before the original Live PD went off the air. At the time a rep from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said the team was just taking a break from the show. Many residents said Live PD painted Pasco County in a bad light. County Commissioners worried that investors wouldn’t want to do business in the area based on what they saw on Live PD.
The departments that will be featured on the new show are: Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, Moncks Corner, S.C.; Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, Albuquerque, N.M.; Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office, Charleston, W.Va.; Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Ocala, Fla.; Nye County Sheriff’s Office, Pahrump, Nev.; Paterson Police Dept., Paterson, N.J.; and Richland County Sheriff’s Office, Columbia, S.C., according to Entertainment Weekly. [Sources: EW.com, Tampa Bay Times]
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