A brand new series, namely “On Patrol: First Shift,” premiered first on Friday, August 12, 2022, at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT with the “On Patrol: Live” team of Dan Abrams, Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson, and Sergeant Sean “Sticks” Larkin providing a sneak peek at the new episodes of On Patrol: Live while sharing some memorable moments from previous programs.
On Patrol: First Shift is a companion series to On Patrol: Live and premieres on ReelzChannel every Friday. Here the hosts discuss and preview the upcoming episodes of On Patrol: Live. In addition to that, the audience gets the extra titbits that are not in the show.
On Patrol: Live new episodes every Friday and Saturday night (starting at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT) feature host and executive producer Dan Abrams and Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin with Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson provides viewers with live analysis and context with unique insights into the experiences of law enforcement that appear on the show.
On Patrol: Live follows the same format as the show “Live PD” and also has the same stars in it. The show Live PD only recently was canceled, and On Patrol: Live is the alleged reboot. Though a lawsuit was filed claiming that it is a ripoff of the series Live PD, more on this later.
On Patrol: First Shift Season 1 Episode 13: Release Date
On Patrol: First Shift Season 1 Episode 13 premieres on September 23rd after six days from its last premiere. The host, as usual, would be covering the recent episodes while analyzing the patrols and giving previews for the content of the next few episodes.
The runtime would be 00:42:14 minutes and would premiere an hour before On Patrol: Live, getting you ready for the three-hour show that goes from 9 pm to midnight.
The Controversy Surrounding “On Patrol: Live” and “Live PD”
Not only does On Patrol: Live seem to have the same format as Live PD, but it also has the same host and executive producer Dan Abrams running the show with companions Lt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin and Tom Morris Jr. Most of the areas patrolled are also the ones which were covered in Live PD, and occasionally some of the same officers from before appearing on the show. Thus it wouldn’t be a far cry for Live PD to claim that On Patrol: Live is a flat-out rip-off.
Live PD, an American tv program that aired from 2016 to 2020 on A&E Network, followed cops in the course of their patrols live, broadcasting a few selected encounters.
Live PD had become the most watched show on both A&E and cable during prime time on Friday at the time of its cancellation because of certain death. The viewership went down to 49% in the following months. Thus in an attempt to claim back the audience, a spin-off named Live Rescue was released, focusing on firefighters and EMTs, on Friday and Saturday nights, airing during the same time slot.
For those who can’t get behind the paywall, the WSJ headline is “Live PD is coming back this summer as “On Patrol Live” @ReelzChannel. The show will be back on Friday and Saturday nights sometime later this summer! (And the name is a “working” title).
— Dan Abrams (@danabrams) June 8, 2022