6.8 Million Unique Viewers Have Watched “On Patrol: Live”





6.8 Million Unique Viewers Have Watched “On Patrol: Live” Since the Series Launch on July 22
With growing momentum since the premiere, the Saturday, August 6 telecast set new series bests in prime with 422,000 among adults 25-54 and 309,000 among adults 18-49 from 9pm – 12am.
[via press release from Reelz]
6.8 MILLION UNIQUE VIEWERS HAVE WATCHED “ON PATROL: LIVE” SINCE THE SERIES LAUNCH ON JULY 22

REELZ Has Been the Most Watched Cable Network Among Adults 25-54 and 18-49 on Every Friday and Saturday Night That “On Patrol: Live” Has Aired

(Albuquerque, NM) – Wednesday, August 10, 2022 – REELZ today announced that 6.8 million unique viewers have watched On Patrol: Live with an average viewing time of 270 minutes for more than 1.8 billion total viewing minutes across 27 telecasts since the July 22 series premiere. REELZ has been the most watched cable network among adults 25-54 and 18-49 on every Friday and Saturday night that On Patrol: Live has aired.

With growing momentum since the premiere, the Saturday, August 6 telecast of On Patrol: Live set new series bests in prime with 422,000 among adults 25-54 and 309,000 among adults 18-49 from 9pm – 12am making it the most watched show on cable, as it has been in each of the six live episodes it has been on the air. The series best performance of the Saturday night telecast of On Patrol: Live made REELZ the most watched cable network for the night.

“Americans have embraced On Patrol: Live in a big way,” said Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of REELZ. “With incredible support from viewers across the country during our first six episodes, we are building on our commitment by adding a new lead-in, On Patrol: First Shift, every Friday and Saturday night.”

On Patrol: First Shift premieres this Friday, August 12 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT and features Dan Abrams, Sean “Sticks” Larkin and Curtis Wilson, who provide updates of past stories covered by the show and present a look forward to the coming live episode. New episodes of On Patrol: First Shift air every Friday and Saturday night at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT leading into the new episodes of On Patrol: Live.

On Patrol: Live airs live on REELZ every Friday and Saturday night from 9pm to 12am ET followed immediately by an encore airing with host and executive producer Dan Abrams alongside analysts Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin and Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson. On Patrol: Live is produced by Half Moon Pictures for REELZ. Executive Producers are John Zito, Paul Gordon, Joe Venafro and Dan Abrams.

About REELZ – REAL LIVES. REAL STORIES. REAL CELEBRITIES.(R)

REELZ is an independent television network focused on celebrity culture with poignant stories about real people in revealing documentaries and character profiles. Programming ranges from the critically acclaimed and award-winning The Kennedys to Autopsy: The Last Hours Of. Insight to classic cultural entertainment is told through The Unknown Story, covering Jurassic Park to Three’s Company, while Breaking the Band reveals the drama behind iconic bands from the 80s and 90s. Along with stories about celebrities from movies and music, the network is also home to true crime stories including Gangsters, Mobsters, COPS, COPS Reloaded and Jail impacting real communities across America.

REELZ is available as a live linear network in more than 40 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, DISH Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 692HD, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and Xfinity, Spectrum, and many other cable systems nationwide. Other non-linear versions of REELZ library programs that do not include On Patrol: Live as it airs are available in more than 30 million additional homes. The library versions of REELZ can be found via major streaming platforms such as Amazon Channels, Fire TV, Roku, Pluto TV, Tubi, Samsung Smart TV+, Vizio, Crackle, Xumo, Redbox and others.

Find REELZ in your area by visiting www.reelz.com. REELZ is a High-Definition network and if it is not available, or not in HD, on your cable or telco provider, we encourage viewers to call them and ask for it. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZ is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with national ad sales based in New York City with offices in Chicago. As one of the last truly independent television networks remaining in today’s media landscape REELZ has created the Independence Happens Here(R) website to help keep free thought and innovation alive by highlighting the importance of independent businesses. The website can be found at http://IndependenceHappensHere.com.

Source: Nielsen, 8/1-8/7/22. Program ranking based on L+SD P25-54 impressions, Fri 8p-11p, Sat 8p-11p, program data. Reach & Frequency for all On Patrol Live telecasts based on P2+, Live+SD stream, 6 minute cume qualifier. Network ranking based on Cable Prime (Mon-Sun 8-11p) time period data.



3.5 Million Viewers Watched “On Patrol: Live” Over the Weekend





3.5 Million Viewers Watched “On Patrol: Live” Over the Weekend
The huge audience turnout for “On Patrol: Live” made it the #1 most watched show on cable among adults 25-54 on Friday and Saturday night.
[via press release from Reelz]
3.5 MILLION VIEWERS WATCHED “ON PATROL: LIVE” OVER THE WEEKEND

“On Patrol: Live” was #1 Most Watched Show on Cable Friday and Saturday Night – Adults 25-54

REELZ is a Top 25 Cable Network for the Week

(Albuquerque, NM) – Wednesday, July 27, 2022 – REELZ today announced that 3.5 million unique viewers watched On Patrol: Live with an average viewing time of 146 minutes across the seven telecasts over the premiere weekend starting Friday, July 22. The huge audience turnout for On Patrol: Live made it the #1 most watched show on cable among adults 25-54 on Friday and Saturday night.

The series premiere of On Patrol: Live on Friday, July 22 averaged 397,000 in the coveted A25-54 demo making it the most watched show on cable that night. On Patrol: Live on Saturday night attracted an even larger audience from 9pm-12am averaging 403,000 among A25-54, also making the show the most watched on cable that night. The strong performance of On Patrol: Live made REELZ the second most watched network among all ad-supported broadcast and cable networks when the show aired live on both Friday and Saturday night.

The strong performance of the On Patrol: Live premiere weekend propelled REELZ into a top 25 cable network position for the first time ever.

“On Patrol: Live provides an authentic, live look at policing in communities all across America,” said Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of REELZ. “We are as thrilled with the audience embrace of our new series as we are proud to bring this experience into their homes.”

On Patrol: Live airs live on REELZ every Friday and Saturday night from 9pm to 12am ET followed immediately by an encore airing with host and executive producer Dan Abrams alongside analysts Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin and Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson. On Patrol: Live is produced by Half Moon Pictures for REELZ. Executive Producers are John Zito, Paul Gordon, Joe Venafro and Dan Abrams.

About REELZ – REAL LIVES. REAL STORIES. REAL CELEBRITIES.(R)

REELZ is an independent television network focused on celebrity culture with poignant stories about real people in revealing documentaries and character profiles. Programming ranges from the critically acclaimed and award-winning The Kennedys to Autopsy: The Last Hours Of. Insight to classic cultural entertainment is told through The Unknown Story, covering Jurassic Park to Three’s Company, while Breaking the Band reveals the drama behind iconic bands from the 80s and 90s. Along with stories about celebrities from movies and music, the network is also home to true crime stories including Gangsters, Mobsters, COPS, COPS Reloaded and Jail impacting real communities across America.

REELZ is available as a live linear network in more than 40 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, DISH Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 692HD, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and Xfinity, Spectrum, and many other cable systems nationwide. Other non-linear versions of REELZ library programs that do not include On Patrol: Live as it airs are available in more than 30 million additional homes. The library versions of REELZ can be found via major streaming platforms such as Amazon Channels, Fire TV, Roku, Pluto TV, Tubi, Samsung Smart TV+, Vizio, Crackle, Xumo, Redbox and others.

Find REELZ in your area by visiting www.reelz.com. REELZ is a High-Definition network and if it is not available, or not in HD, on your cable or telco provider, we encourage viewers to call them and ask for it. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZ is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with national ad sales based in New York City with offices in Chicago. As one of the last truly independent television networks remaining in today’s media landscape REELZ has created the Independence Happens Here(R) website to help keep free thought and innovation alive by highlighting the importance of independent businesses. The website can be found at http://IndependenceHappensHere.com.

Sources: Nielsen: Top 25 Network Ranking based on MSU 8-11P Time Period data (7/18-7/24/22). #1 show on Cable Ranking based on Live+SD P25-54 impressions, Fri 7/22/22 8p-11p, Sat 7/23/22 8p-11p, program data. Nielsen Power Reach & Frequency for seven OPL telecasts during premiere weekend based on Live+SD stream, 6 minute cume qualifier.



“On Patrol: Live” Premiere Weekend Was #1 Most Watched Show





“On Patrol: Live” Premiere Weekend Was #1 Most Watched Show on Cable Among Adults 25-54
The performance made Reelz the second most watched network among all ad-supported broadcast and cable networks when the show aired live on both Friday and Saturday night.
[via press release from Reelz]
“ON PATROL: LIVE” PREMIERE WEEKEND WAS #1 MOST WATCHED SHOW ON CABLE AMONG ADULTS 25-54

(Albuquerque, NM) – Monday, July 25, 2022 – REELZ today announced that the series premiere of On Patrol: Live on Friday, July 22 averaged 397,000 in the coveted A25-54 demo making it the most watched show on cable. REELZ performance of On Patrol: Live on Saturday night attracted an even larger audience from 9pm-12am averaging 403,000 among A25-54, also making the show the most watched on cable that night.

The performance of On Patrol: Live made REELZ the second most watched network among all ad-supported broadcast and cable networks when the show aired live on both Friday and Saturday night.

“With such a huge premiere weekend, REELZ is a different network than it was last Thursday,” said Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of REELZ. “On Patrol: Live is an amazing series that we are proud to have as the centerpiece of our network going forward.” Hubbard added, “We thank our viewers for sticking with us despite a technical difficulty that delayed the series premiere on Friday and also thank our advertisers and distribution partners for their patience.”

The huge audience turnout for On Patrol: Live this weekend was mirrored in social media throughout the weekend exploding across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok with 121 million impressions reaching 56 million and On Patrol: Live trending #2 and #5 on Twitter on Friday and Saturday night respectively. REELZ’s On Patrol: Live social media wall, OPLive.com, which aggregates posts from Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok was busy all weekend and averaged 200 views per second during the live telecasts.

On Patrol: Live airs live on REELZ every Friday and Saturday night from 9pm to 12am ET followed immediately by an encore airing with host and executive producer Dan Abrams alongside analysts Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin and Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson. On Patrol: Live is produced by Half Moon Pictures for REELZ. Executive Producers are John Zito, Paul Gordon, Joe Venafro and Dan Abrams.

About REELZ – REAL LIVES. REAL STORIES. REAL CELEBRITIES.(R)

REELZ is an independent television network focused on celebrity culture with poignant stories about real people in revealing documentaries and character profiles. Programming ranges from the critically acclaimed and award-winning The Kennedys to Autopsy: The Last Hours Of. Insight to classic cultural entertainment is told through The Unknown Story, covering Jurassic Park to Three’s Company, while Breaking the Band reveals the drama behind iconic bands from the 80s and 90s. Along with stories about celebrities from movies and music, the network is also home to true crime stories including Gangsters, Mobsters, COPS, COPS Reloaded and Jail impacting real communities across America.

REELZ is available as a live linear network in more than 40 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, DISH Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 692HD, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and Xfinity, Spectrum, and many other cable systems nationwide. Other non-linear versions of REELZ library programs that do not include On Patrol: Live as it airs are available in more than 30 million additional homes. The library versions of REELZ can be found via major streaming platforms such as Amazon Channels, Fire TV, Roku, Pluto TV, Tubi, Samsung Smart TV+, Vizio, Crackle, Xumo, Redbox and others.

Find REELZ in your area by visiting www.reelz.com. REELZ is a High-Definition network and if it is not available, or not in HD, on your cable or telco provider, we encourage viewers to call them and ask for it. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZ is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with national ad sales based in New York City with offices in Chicago. As one of the last truly independent television networks remaining in today’s media landscape REELZ has created the Independence Happens Here(R) website to help keep free thought and innovation alive by highlighting the importance of independent businesses. The website can be found at http://IndependenceHappensHere.com.



The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Participate in New Reelz Series “On Patrol: Live”





The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and The Black and Missing Foundation to Participate in New Reelz Series “On Patrol: Live”
Historically, viewer tips and information have led to the recovery of numerous missing people and their return to their loved ones.
[via press release from Reelz]
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and The Black and Missing Foundation to Participate in New REELZ Series ON PATROL: LIVE

Live Police Show will Spotlight Real World Cases of Missing Persons, Utilize Viewer Tips in Real Time to Help Recover Missing Children and Adults

On Patrol: Live Premieres Friday, July 22 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT on REELZ

(Albuquerque, NM) – Thursday, July 21, 2022 – The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the Black and Missing Foundation (BAMFI) are joining forces with new live police series On Patrol: Live to help solve real ongoing cases of missing people, it was announced today by REELZ.

Throughout the season, On Patrol: Live, which documents for viewers in real time the work of police officers on patrol from diverse departments across America, will work with both nonprofit organizations on segments spotlighting ongoing cases of missing children and adults, getting the word out to viewers across the country. Historically, viewer tips and information have led to the recovery of numerous missing people and their return to their loved ones.

“The passion and engagement of the On Patrol: Live community is like no other,” said Angeline Hartmann, director of Communications at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. “We know these viewers will take that same energy and apply it to the search for our missing children every week. I’m looking forward to the show and we’re incredibly thankful for this generous opportunity. It will change lives.”

“Awareness is key in finding and bringing home those missing from our communities,” said Natalie Wilson and Derrica Wilson, founders of the Black and Missing Foundation. “We are honored to be part of On Patrol: Live to help amplify those stories that may otherwise be overlooked. We are confident that the collaboration will help us solve cases and reunite missing individuals with their families.”

Said On Patrol: Live Executive Producer John Zito, “We’re so gratified to be able to offer the reach and resources of On Patrol: Live to help support the critical work of NCMEC and BAMFI. Our producers worked previously with NCMEC and through viewer tips helped return 19 children to their families and loved ones, a direct result of the show. There is no better feeling in the world, and Half Moon and REELZ plan to utilize the same strategies here to hopefully have even more success.”

“Our long-standing commitment to public service was a major part of our decision to bring On Patrol: Live to REELZ viewers,” said Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of REELZ. “Working closely with Half Moon Pictures, we are thrilled to be able to assist NCMEC and BAMFI by including the incredibly important work they do every day in this new series.”

To learn more about NCMEC and BAMFI visit: www.missingkids.org/ www.BAMFI.org

On Patrol: Live follows live news-gathering protocols as its cameras document for viewers in real time the everyday work of police officers on patrol. Host and Executive Producer Dan Abrams, alongside Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin (ret.) and Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson, provide minute-by-minute live analysis and context, offering unique insight into the experiences of the men and women of law enforcement appearing on the show. The series premieres Friday, July 22 and airs live Friday and Saturday Nights from 9pm to 12am ET/PT on REELZ.

On Patrol: Live is produced by Half Moon Pictures for REELZ. Executive Producers are John Zito, Paul Gordon, Joe Venafro and Dan Abrams.

About REELZ – REAL LIVES. REAL STORIES. REAL CELEBRITIES.(R)

REELZ is an independent television network focused on celebrity culture with poignant stories about real people in revealing documentaries and character profiles. Programming ranges from the critically acclaimed and award-winning The Kennedys to Autopsy: The Last Hours of… Insight to classic cultural entertainment is told through The Unknown Story, covering Jurassic Park to Three’s Company, while Breaking the Band reveals the drama behind iconic bands from the 80s and 90s. Along with stories about celebrities from movies and music, the network is also home to true crime stories including Gangsters, Mobsters, COPS, COPS Reloaded and Jail impacting real communities across America.

REELZ is available as a live linear network in more than 40 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, DISH Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 692HD, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and Xfinity, Spectrum, and many other cable systems nationwide. Other non-linear versions of REELZ library programs that do not include On Patrol: Live as it airs are available in more than 30 million additional homes. The library versions of REELZ can be found via major streaming platforms such as Amazon Channels, Fire TV, Roku, Pluto TV, Tubi, Samsung Smart TV+, Vizio, Crackle, Xumo, Redbox and others.

Find REELZ in your area by visiting www.reelz.com. REELZ is a High-Definition network and if it is not available, or not in HD, on your cable or telco provider, we encourage viewers to call them and ask for it. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZ is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with national ad sales based in New York City with offices in Chicago. As one of the last truly independent television networks remaining in today’s media landscape REELZ has created the Independence Happens Here(R) website to help keep free thought and innovation alive by highlighting the importance of independent businesses. The website can be found at http://IndependenceHappensHere.com.



New Series “On Patrol: First Shift” Leads August 2022 Premieres





New Series “On Patrol: First Shift” Leads August 2022 Premieres Along with Stories About the Legacies of Beloved Music, Movie and TV Stars and the Truth About the Final Days of Princess Diana
“On Patrol: First Shift” premiering Friday, August 12, features what’s in store for the upcoming episode of “On Patrol: Live” and provides a sneak peak of the departments and officers that the cameras will be following that night.
[via press release from Reelz]
NEW SERIES “ON PATROL: FIRST SHIFT” LEADS AUGUST 2022 PREMIERES ALONG WITH STORIES ABOUT THE LEGACIES OF BELOVED MUSIC, MOVIE AND TV STARS AND THE TRUTH ABOUT THE FINAL DAYS OF PRINCESS DIANA

New Series “On Patrol: First Shift” Premieres Friday, August 12, 2022 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT with “On Patrol: Live” Team of Dan Abrams, Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin and Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson Providing a Sneak Peek at New Episodes of “On Patrol: Live” and Sharing Memorable Moments From Previous Programs

“On Patrol: Live” New Episodes Every Friday and Saturday Night Starting at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT Featuring Host and Executive Producer Dan Abrams and Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin Alongside Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson Providing Viewers with Live Analysis and Context, Offering Unique Insight Into the Experiences of Law Enforcement Appearing on the Show

“Autopsy: The Last Hours of… ” Returns with New Stories About the Bright Careers and Untimely Deaths of Celebrated Music, Movie and TV Stars Buddy Holly, Paul Walker, Chadwick Boseman, Brandon Lee, Johnny Carson and Freddie Prinze

“Diana: The Ultimate Truth” New Original Special Marks the 25th Anniversary of Her Tragic Death with an Investigation Into the Crash Featuring Insight From Those Close to Diana Speaking Out for the First Time

Six Back-to-Back Episodes of The Original ‘Cops’ Documentary Reality Series Make Their REELZ Premieres Every Week in August Showcasing the Real Stories of Law Enforcement in the Line of Duty Across America

(Albuquerque, NM) Wednesday, July 20, 2022 – REELZ today announced its August 2022 premieres led by new original series On Patrol: First Shift premiering Friday, August 12 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT featuring Dan Abrams, former Tulsa Police Department Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin and Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson discussing what’s in store for the upcoming episode of On Patrol: Live and providing a sneak peak of the departments and officers that the cameras will be following that night. The hosts also look back at the most memorable moments from past episodes including everything from police pursuits to encounters with unforgettable suspects as well as inspiring acts of heroism and courage under fire. New episodes of On Patrol: First Shift premiere every Friday and Saturday night at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT leading into new episodes of On Patrol: Live at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT every Friday and Saturday night. August 2022 premieres also mark the return of original series Autopsy: The Last Hours of… with new stories celebrating the lives of entertainment legends Buddy Holly, Paul Walker, Chadwick Boseman, Brandon Lee, Johnny Carson and Freddie Prinze while also examining their tragic and untimely deaths. New original special Diana: The Ultimate Truth answers the lingering questions surrounding the tragic car crash that took the life of beloved Princess Diana of Wales with fresh interviews from those close to Diana in her final days who are speaking out for the first time. Every week in August includes six back-to-back episodes of the original hit documentary real life series COPS making their REELZ premieres showcasing the adrenaline filled unscripted action from the front lines of law enforcement across America.

“We’re excited to give viewers more of the action from On Patrol: Live in new series On Patrol: First Shift with the stellar team of Dan Abrams, Sean Larkin and Curtis Wilson highlighting moments from prior shows that left viewers saying ‘I can’t believe that happened’ while getting them ready for a thrilling new episode of the series that shows how policing is done in 2022,” said Steve Cheskin, SVP of Programming at REELZ. “August 2022 premieres also bring the real stories of beloved stars who brightened the world with their incredible talent, memorable characters and spectacular performances whose tragic deaths left fans searching for answers.”

August 2022 premieres begin Friday, August 5 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT with a new live episode of On Patrol: Live with host and executive producer Dan Abrams, Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin and Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson live on set providing minute-by-minute live analysis as the series documents for viewers in real time the everyday work of police officers on patrol from diverse departments across America. The recently announced law enforcement agencies participating in On Patrol: Live include Marion County and Volusia County Sheriff’s Offices in Florida; Beech Grove Police Department in Indiana; Nye County Sheriff’s Office in Nevada; Paterson Police Department in New Jersey; Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office in New Mexico; and Richland County Sheriff’s Department and Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina. On Patrol: Live will also engage the community 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 On Patrol: Live cameras on live nights; “Citizens On-Set” invites community members into the studio as guests where they can share their Ride-Along experiences and observations and comment on the night’s live activities. Both features offer a unique opportunity for viewers and members of the community to gain unprecedented access to law enforcement – from routine calls and high-stakes incidents to tracking down fugitives of justice and recovering missing children. On Sunday, August 7 original series Autopsy: The Last Hours of… returns with the real story about one of the most influential rock and roll artists ever in Buddy Holly whose brief life came to a violent end in a tangle of twisted metal at the edge of a frozen Iowa cornfield in the winter of 1959. Holly was just 22 years old but his influence on music is beyond measure. The modest and unassuming young Texan was there at the very start of rock and roll creating a style that influenced Bob Dylan, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones among many others. His official autopsy report states that he died of multiple traumas but questions remain about his state of mind to be on the flight. The conditions before takeoff were minus nine degrees with strong winds and official reports stated the flight was “unwise”. Holly had usually traveled via bus so now Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Buddy Holly” at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT examines the circumstances in his life that led him to take the flight in such poor conditions and if there was something in his medical history that could help explain his decision making that day.

Paul Walker was a beloved action movie star blessed with good looks and charisma to match. His real life love for cars led to the role of undercover cop Brian O’Conner in The Fast and the Furious and in a twist of fate his passion for motorsports would play a role in his demise. On November 30, 2013 Walker died when the supercar Porsche in which he was a passenger spun off an LA street. How it happened baffled crash investigators. Walker had spent years in fast cars and the Porsche driver had professional racing experience so what exactly happened on that fateful day? In Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Paul Walker” on Sunday, August 14 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter examines his autopsy report, two extensive crash investigation reports and first-hand accounts from friends present the day of the crash to show what happened and if any health factors contributed to the crash. The O’Conner role led to global stardom for Walker just as Chadwick Boseman’s role as superhero Black Panther T’Challa in the Marvel franchise spawned legions of fans around the world. Before Black Panther Boseman had already built an acting legacy with memorable roles as Jackie Robinson in 42 and James Brown in Get on Up. On Sunday, August 14 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Chadwick Boseman” celebrates his powerful career and examines his tragic and untimely death. Boseman died of colon cancer at just 43 years old but the survival rate at his age is between 72-90% so was there something in his health history that contributed to his shocking passing and did his rigorous work schedule interrupt screenings that could have caught the cancer earlier? Sharing the path of being a young and hard working actor who is also a talented martial artist like Boseman was Brandon Lee. He was rising talent who was establishing a name for himself following in the footsteps of his movie and martial arts legend father Bruce Lee. But a freak accident on a movie set killed Brandon after he was hit in the abdomen by a projectile from a gun that was supposed to be shooting blanks. The bizarre onset accident shocked the world and his death became shrouded in mystery, controversy and conspiracy. On Sunday, August 14 at 11pm ET/ 8pm PT Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Brandon Lee” explores the theories surrounding his death and examines the medical circumstances of his death given that nearly 90% of victims of single gunshot wounds to the abdomen survive.

Johnny Carson was the undisputed king of late night TV with more than 5,000 episodes over a 30 year run with an average of 38 million viewers for his shows during the 1960s. His final appearance as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1992 attracted more than 50 million viewers. His perfect formula of light-hearted reviews of the day’s news, super star guests and silly sketches made him an entertainment icon on screen but off screen he battled the respiratory illness emphysema. After he started smoking at just 13 years old Carson claimed he stopped smoking more than a decade before his death at 79. Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Johnny Carson” on Sunday, August 21 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT celebrates the late-night legend and examines his lung condition and the other contributing health factors that cost him his life. In 1973 a then up and coming comedian Freddie Prinze appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and was such a hit he became the first young comedian to be asked to sit for an interview with Carson. At the time Prinze was 19 years old and after the hit performance his comedy and acting career took off. But it was just three years later that Prinze would commit suicide ending a bright and promising career. Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Freddie Prinze” on Sunday, August 21 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT presents his short but successful career with a look at what was happening in his personal life and his health that might have created the perfect storm leading him to his final act. Closing out August 2022 premieres and marking the 25th anniversary of the tragic death of Princess Diana is Diana: The Ultimate Truth delving into the lingering questions surrounding the car crash that took her life. On Sunday, August 28 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT Diana: The Ultimate Truth features security experts and crash investigators who are speaking out for the first time about working with Diana in her final days. Was her death truly the result of a tragic car accident or was it something more sinister?

Below is August 2022 programming listed by premiere date and time. Full synopses for every show follow this list.

Thursday, August 4

COPS – Six back-to-back episodes starting at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT

Friday, August 5

*NEW* On Patrol: Live at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT

Saturday, August 6

*NEW* On Patrol: Live at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT

Sunday, August 7

*NEW* Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Buddy Holly” at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT

Thursday, August 11

COPS – Six back-to-back episodes starting at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT

Friday, August 12

*NEW* On Patrol: First Shift at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT

*NEW* On Patrol: Live at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT

Saturday, August 13

*NEW* On Patrol: First Shift at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT

*NEW* On Patrol: Live at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT

Sunday, August 14

*NEW* Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Paul Walker” at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT

*NEW* Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Chadwick Boseman” at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT

*NEW* Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Brandon Lee” at 11pm ET/ 8pm PT

Thursday, August 18

COPS – Six back-to-back episodes starting at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT

Friday, August 19

*NEW* On Patrol: First Shift at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT

*NEW* On Patrol: Live at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT

Saturday, August 20

*NEW* On Patrol: First Shift at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT

*NEW* On Patrol: Live at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT

Sunday, August 21

*NEW* Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Johnny Carson” at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT

*NEW* Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Freddie Prinze” at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT

Thursday, August 25

COPS – Six back-to-back episodes starting at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT

Friday, August 26

*NEW* On Patrol: First Shift at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT

*NEW* On Patrol: Live at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT

Saturday, August 27

*NEW* On Patrol: First Shift at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT

*NEW* On Patrol: Live at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT

Sunday, August 28

*NEW* Diana: The Ultimate Truth at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT

Below are detailed descriptions for August 2022 programming in order of premiere date and time:

COPS – Every Thursday in August features six back-to-back episodes of the original COPS making their REELZ premieres starting at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. The original reality ride-along series and pioneer of the unscripted television explosion takes viewers coast to coast and to the front lines with the men and women of American law enforcement where the action is visceral, unpredictable and as real as it gets. COPS is produced by Langley Productions.

On Patrol: Live -New episodes every Friday and Saturday starting at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. Host and executive producer Dan Abrams reunites with former Tulsa Police Department Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin alongside Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson. Together, they provide minute-by-minute live analysis as the series documents for viewers in real time the everyday work of police officers on patrol from diverse departments across America. On Patrol: Live will also engage the community 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 On Patrol: Live cameras on live nights; “Citizens On-Set” invites community members into the studio as guests where they can share their Ride-Along experiences and observations and comment on the night’s live activities. Both features offer a unique opportunity for viewers and members of the community to gain unprecedented access to law enforcement – from routine calls and high-stakes incidents to tracking down fugitives of justice and recovering missing children. The live show content is complemented by public-service segments dedicated to finding missing children and tracking down America’s worst and most wanted criminals. It all adds up to the most dynamic and compelling show on live TV where the promise of “anything can happen” and “I’ve never seen that before” is always delivered to the viewer. For updates on the series or to join the conversation go to OPLive.com and follow #OPLive, #OnPatrolLive, #OPNation on social media and r/OfficialOnPatrolLive on Reddit. On Patrol: Live is produced by Half Moon Pictures for REELZ.

Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Buddy Holly” premieres on Sunday, August 7 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. Buddy Holly’s brief life came to a violent end in a tragic plane crash that also claimed the lives of fellow singers the Big Bopper and Richie Valens. Holly was just 22 years old but his influence on the history and development of rock and roll is beyond measure. The modest and unassuming young Texan was there at the very start of rock and roll creating a style that influenced Bob Dylan, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones among many others. The official report lists Holly’s cause of death as gross trauma to the brain combined with multiple fractures and lacerations. He died on impact. But the crash report also describes the flight as “unwise”. His aircraft took off in minus nine degrees and with a storm in his flight path. How did the writer of such luminous hits as “Peggy Sue”, “That’ll Be the Day” and “Oh Boy!” come to strap himself into a small plane in the early morning hours of a frigid and stormy Midwest night? Now renowned forensic pathologist and medical examiner Dr. Michael Hunter analyzes the details of his case to understand the circumstances behind Holly’s death. The singer often appeared to be a man in a hurry. He was always pushing – trying to make things happen. Did Holly push too hard to make the trip? Is there something in his medical history that could help explain his fateful decision to board the doomed flight? Autopsy: The Last Hours of… is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.

On Patrol: First Shift premieres on Friday, August 12 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. Dan Abrams, Sean “Sticks” Larkin and Curtis Wilson discuss what’s in store for the upcoming episode of On Patrol: Live and provide a sneak peak of the departments and officers that the cameras will be following. The hosts will also look back at the most memorable moments from past episodes including everything from police pursuits to encounters with unforgettable suspects, as well as inspiring acts of heroism and courage under fire. New episodes of On Patrol: First Shift will air on Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT leading into the new episodes of On Patrol: Live. On Patrol: First Shift is produced by Half Moon Pictures for REELZ.

Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Paul Walker” premieres on Sunday, August 14 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. On November 30, 2013 the shocking news that star of Hollywood action franchise The Fast and the Furious Paul Walker had died. In a tragic twist of fate for the lifelong car racing enthusiast the 40-year-old heartthrob was killed in a high speed car accident. The ultimate action hero Walker had a thirst for thrills etched into his DNA maternal grandfather raced cars at the famous Bonneville Speedway. Walker and the action movie industry became a perfect fit earning him a fortune and the means to indulge his passion for fast cars. But after a decade contracted to The Fast and the Furious series Walker was looking beyond movies after reconnecting with his daughter and launching his own disaster relief charity. During a Thanksgiving break from filming the latest turbo-charged outing of the multi-million franchise Walker hosted a charity event featuring a bevy of custom cars. Walker and his business partner Roger Rodas took a quick spin around the block in rare Porsche supercar but something went terribly wrong and the pair perished in a horrific accident. But what exactly happened? Now renowned forensic pathologist and medical examiner Dr. Michael Hunter examines the details of the crash to determine what caused the crash and if there was anything in Walker’s medical history that led to him not being behind the wheel and in control of his fate. Autopsy: The Last Hours of… is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.

Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Chadwick Boseman” premieres on Sunday, August 14 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT. On August 28, 2020 the iconic superhero Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman died from cancer at just 43 years old leaving fans shocked as many including friends and colleagues were unaware he was even battling colon cancer. Boseman was known for dedicating himself completely to important roles including Thurgood Marshall and Jackie Robinson so after seeing his weight loss fans thought he might have been losing weight for a role but Boseman was quietly fighting to live after a colonoscopy in 2016 revealed stage III colon cancer. The survival rate for colon cancer at his age of diagnosis at 39 is between 72-90% so why was his life cut so tragically short? Now renowned forensic pathologist and medical examiner Dr. Michael Hunter will examine all of the available records including Boseman’s medical history and first hand accounts about his life from family, friends and colleagues including his bodyguard Charles Carter and biographer Mia Johnson to understand why this shining star was died so young. Boseman was known for dedicating himself to his work and with the rigorous demands of being on set and frequent travel did his busy schedule prevent him from crucial cancer screenings further delaying proper treatment? Autopsy: The Last Hours of… is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.

Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Brandon Lee” premieres on Sunday, August 14 at 11pm ET/ 8pm PT. On March 31, 1993 the world was shocked by the news that 28-year-old Brandon Lee son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee was fatally shot on the set of The Crow in what was to be his breakout role. But how could an accident like this happen when the gun that fired the fatal shot was supposedly loaded with blanks? The freak accident was so rare that speculation swirled around its circumstances including a terrifying similarity between the Brandon shooting and a scene in his father’s movie The Game of Death in which his character is killed by a real bullet in a hail of fake rounds. As part of their investigation authorities even tracked down possible ties to organized crime. Now renowned forensic pathologist and medical examiner Dr. Michael Hunter explores the many theories surrounding his death and more importantly how the supremely fit martial artist died from an abdominal gunshot wound when the chances of survival seemed to be stacked in his favor as nearly 90% of victims of single gunshot wounds to the abdomen survive. Autopsy: The Last Hours of… is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.

Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Johnny Carson” premieres on Sunday, August 21 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. The undisputed king of late night TV Johnny Carson died in Los Angeles in January 2005. For nearly 30 years starting in 1962 he entertained millions of Americans every night as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. His humor and laid back demeanor attracted the biggest stars night after night and his famed monologues helped viewers take in the day’s news with a wry smile. But away from the cameras Carson was a troubled man haunted by an emotionally impoverished childhood leading to heavy drinking and womanizing in his adult life. Carson paid a heavy price for the stresses in his personal and professional lives. A heavy smoker from childhood he was diagnosed with the lung disease emphysema nearly 20 years before his death which made it increasingly hard for him to breathe and took a heavy toll on his heart culminating in a heart attack in 1999 and his death six years later from respiratory arrest. Now renowned forensic pathologist and medical examiner Dr. Michael Hunter examines Carson’s life story and medical history to find out how his struggles with emotional and physical health combined to end the life of this entertainment giant. Autopsy: The Last Hours of… is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.

Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Freddie Prinze” premieres on Sunday, August 21 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT. Freddie Prinze was a standout talent in the New York City stand-up comedy scene who rocketed to fame after appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson at just 19 years old. Soon after he scored a starring role as Chico Rodriguez on the primetime sitcom Chico and the Man. But Prinze struggled to balance his fast rise to fame and fortune with the demands of being a husband and young father. His recreational drug use spiraled into full-blown dependence and his behavior became increasingly impulsive and reckless. Was it all becoming too much for Prinze to handle? On January 29, 1977 the world was stunned by the news that Prinze had taken his own life at the age of 22. Now renowned forensic pathologist and medical examiner Dr. Michael Hunter analyzes every detail in his medical records to piece together what exactly caused this bright young comic with the world at his feet to take his own life. Was there something else going on inside his body that could’ve influenced his decision making? Autopsy: The Last Hours of… is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.

Diana: The Ultimate Truth premieres on Sunday, August 28 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. In August 1997 the world mourned the loss of a global icon in Diana the Princess of Wales. A decade after her death an official British inquest concluded the car crash in which she died was caused by the grossly negligent driving of her chauffer Henri Paul and the group of paparazzi photographers who were following them. But now 25 years later many questions about what happened and who is responsible still remain. Featuring exclusive never before heard interviews Diana: The Ultimate Truth features former detective and investigative journalist Mark Williams-Thomas examining some of the theories that have emerged since Diana’s death and will set out to answer key questions: Could Diana have actually survived the crash if she had been treated differently at the scene? What impact did Diana’s explosive and controversial BBC Panorama interview have on the final years of her life and did the interview set off a chain of events that actually led to her death? And, finally, was the British establishment involved in her death? The investigation by Williams-Thomas includes exclusive interviews with security expert Grahame Harding who speaks out for the first time about being hired by Diana to examine her phones and personal living quarters out of concerns for wiretaps and microphones. Also interviewed photographers at the Metropolitan Police involved with the case as well as close friends of Diana and people involved with the infamous BBC interview. Diana: The Ultimate Truth is produced by Content Kings.

About REELZ – REAL LIVES. REAL STORIES. REAL CELEBRITIES.(R)

REELZ is an independent television network focused on celebrity culture with poignant stories about real people in revealing documentaries and character profiles. Programming ranges from the critically acclaimed and award-winning The Kennedys to Autopsy: The Last Hours Of. Insight to classic cultural entertainment is told through The Unknown Story, covering Jurassic Park to Three’s Company, while Breaking the Band reveals the drama behind iconic bands from the 80s and 90s. Along with stories about celebrities from movies and music, the network is also home to true crime stories including Gangsters, Mobsters, COPS, COPS Reloaded and Jail impacting real communities across America.

REELZ is available as a live linear network in more than 40 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, DISH Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 692HD, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and Xfinity, Spectrum, and many other cable systems nationwide. Other non-linear versions of REELZ library programs that do not include On Patrol: Live as it airs are available in more than 30 million additional homes. The library versions of REELZ can be found via major streaming platforms such as Amazon Channels, Fire TV, Roku, Pluto TV, Tubi, Samsung Smart TV+, Vizio, Crackle, Xumo, Redbox and others.

Find REELZ in your area by visiting www.reelz.com. REELZ is a High-Definition network and if it is not available, or not in HD, on your cable or telco provider, we encourage viewers to call them and ask for it. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZ is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with national ad sales based in New York City with offices in Chicago. As one of the last truly independent television networks remaining in today’s media landscape REELZ has created the Independence Happens Here(R) website to help keep free thought and innovation alive by highlighting the importance of independent businesses. The website can be found at http://IndependenceHappensHere.com.



“On Patrol: Live” to Feature Law Enforcement Agencies





“On Patrol: Live” to Feature Law Enforcement Agencies in Florida, Indiana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Carolina
“We’re thrilled to premiere with a diverse lineup of police departments and sheriff’s offices from coast to coast, ready to show viewers the work they do on a daily and nightly basis,” said Stan E. Hubbard.
[via press release from Reelz]
“ON PATROL: LIVE” TO FEATURE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN FLORIDA, INDIANA, NEVADA, NEW JERSEY, NEW MEXICO AND SOUTH CAROLINA

“On Patrol: Live” Premieres Friday, July 22 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT with Host and Executive Producer Dan Abrams alongside Analysts Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin and Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson

New Series Airs Live on REELZ Friday and Saturday Nights from 9pm to 12am ET/ 6pm to 9pm PT

(Albuquerque, NM) – Tuesday, July 19, 2022 – REELZ today announced the law enforcement agencies from across America participating in On Patrol: Live when the new series premieres on Friday, July 22 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT: Marion County and Volusia County Sheriff’s Offices in Florida; Beech Grove Police Department in Indiana; Nye County Sheriff’s Office in Nevada; Paterson Police Department in New Jersey; Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office in New Mexico; and Richland County Sheriff’s Department and Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina.

On Patrol: Live reunites the on-camera team of host and executive producer Dan Abrams and Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin, retired Tulsa Police Department lieutenant with nearly 25 years of service, alongside Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson, Division Commander with the Richland County Sheriff’s Office. Together, they will provide minute-by-minute live analysis and perspective for viewers as the series follows police officers and sheriff’s deputies live on patrol from diverse departments across America.

On Patrol: Live will also engage the community by inviting them into the series with “Citizen Ride-Alongs” that 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 On Patrol: Live cameras. “Citizens On-Set” invites community members into the studio as guests where they can share their Ride-Along experiences and observations while also commenting on the night’s live policing. Both features offer a unique opportunity for viewers and members of the community to gain unprecedented access to law enforcement – from routine calls and high-stakes incidents to tracking down fugitives of justice and recovering missing children.

“We’re thrilled to premiere with a diverse lineup of police departments and sheriff’s offices from coast to coast, ready to show viewers the work they do on a daily and nightly basis,” said Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of REELZ. “Today’s announcement is a big step toward engaging with our community of viewers as we bring a live policing show into their homes on Friday and Saturday nights.”

Hosting and executive producing On Patrol: Live is Dan Abrams, CEO and Founder of Abrams Media, host of Dan Abrams Live on NewsNation, Chief Legal Analyst for ABC News and former host of Live PD. Joining Abrams is Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin, retired Tulsa Police Department lieutenant with nearly 25 years of service and Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson, Division Commander with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department in Columbia SC. Live on set every Friday and Saturday night from 9pm ET – 12am ET/ 6pm PT – 9pm PT the trio will provide viewers live analysis and context, offering unique insight into the experiences of the men and women of law enforcement appearing on the show. The live show content is complemented by public-service segments dedicated to finding missing children and tracking down America’s worst and most wanted criminals. On Patrol: Live is produced by Half Moon Pictures for REELZ. Executive Producers are John Zito, Paul Gordon, Joe Venafro and Dan Abrams.

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About REELZ – REAL LIVES. REAL STORIES. REAL CELEBRITIES.(R)

REELZ is an independent television network focused on celebrity culture with poignant stories about real people in revealing documentaries and character profiles. Programming ranges from the critically acclaimed and award-winning The Kennedys to Autopsy: The Last Hours Of. Insight to classic cultural entertainment is told through The Unknown Story, covering Jurassic Park to Three’s Company, while Breaking the Band reveals the drama behind iconic bands from the 80s and 90s. Along with stories about celebrities from movies and music, the network is also home to true crime stories including Gangsters, Mobsters, COPS, COPS Reloaded and Jail impacting real communities across America.

REELZ is available as a live linear network in more than 40 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, DISH Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 692HD, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and Xfinity, Spectrum, and many other cable systems nationwide. Other non-linear versions of REELZ library programs that do not include On Patrol: Live as it airs are available in more than 30 million additional homes. The library versions of REELZ can be found via major streaming platforms such as Amazon Channels, Fire TV, Roku, Pluto TV, Tubi, Samsung Smart TV+, Vizio, Crackle, Xumo, Redbox and others.

Find REELZ in your area by visiting www.reelz.com. REELZ is a High-Definition network and if it is not available, or not in HD, on your cable or telco provider, we encourage viewers to call them and ask for it. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZ is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with national ad sales based in New York City with offices in Chicago. As one of the last truly independent television networks remaining in today’s media landscape REELZ has created the Independence Happens Here(R) website to help keep free thought and innovation alive by highlighting the importance of independent businesses. The website can be found at http://IndependenceHappensHere.com.



July 2022 Premieres on Reelz





“On Patrol: Live” (w/t) Shows Law Enforcement Live on Duty Across America, Stories of the Signature Songs from Bon Jovi, Poison, KISS, Judas Priest and Def Leppard Along with Wynonna Judd Sharing Her Story of Life and Love Pack July 2022 Premieres
Reelz’s “Story of Their Songs” specials return for six new stories about the career defining, controversial and wildly successful hits from Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe, Poison, KISS and Judas Priest.
[via press release from Reelz]
“ON PATROL: LIVE” (w/t) SHOWS LAW ENFORCEMENT LIVE ON DUTY ACROSS AMERICA, STORIES OF THE SIGNATURE SONGS FROM BON JOVI, POISON, KISS, JUDAS PRIEST AND DEF LEPPARD ALONG WITH WYNONNA JUDD SHARING HER STORY OF LIFE AND LOVE PACK JULY 2022 PREMIERES

“On Patrol: Live” Features Host and Executive Producer Dan Abrams and Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin Re-Team Alongside Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson in New Series Providing Viewers with Live Analysis and Context, Offering Unique Insight Into the Experiences of Law Enforcement Appearing on the Show

“Wynonna Judd: Love is Alive” Features the Country Music Legend in Her Own Words Sharing the Journey of Her Remarkable Life From the Rise of The Judds to Finding Her Soulmate

‘Story of Their Songs’ Returns Revealing the Stories Behind Career Defining, Controversial and Wildly Successful Songs From Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe, Poison, KISS and Judas Priest Who Continue to Sell Out Stadiums in 2022 Decades After Their First Hits

Eight Back-to-Back Episodes of The Original ‘Cops’ Documentary Reality Series Make Their REELZ Premieres Every Week in July Showcasing the Real Stories of Law Enforcement in the Line of Duty Across America

(Albuquerque, NM) Tuesday, June 28, 2022 – REELZ today announced its July 2022 premieres led by the July 22 premiere of new series On Patrol: Live reuniting host and executive producer Dan Abrams with former Tulsa Police Department Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin alongside Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson as they provide minute-by-minute live analysis as the series documents for viewers in real time the everyday work of police officers on patrol from diverse departments across America. July 2022 premieres also feature country music star Wynonna Judd giving viewers an intimate portrait of her life from wrestling with stardom as a teenager to embarking on her solo career and celebrating a new chapter in love. Story of Their Songs specials return for six new stories about the career defining, controversial and wildly successful hits from Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe, Poison, KISS and Judas Priest. Every week in July includes eight back-to-back episodes of the original hit documentary real life series COPS making their REELZ premieres showcasing the adrenaline filled unscripted action from the front lines of law enforcement across America.

“We’re excited to bring our viewers the highly anticipated live TV event On Patrol: Live in July and anyone eager to see the live action can check their listings to ensure they have REELZ and if they discover their provider doesn’t currently offer REELZ they can ask them to carry the network,” said Steve Cheskin, SVP of Programming at REELZ. “We’re also honored and excited Wynonna Judd is inviting viewers into her life through powerful stories about her most cherished and challenging moments. Wynonna is an American icon and country music superstar who like the subjects of our new Story of Their Songs specials are still growing their legends selling out stadiums decades after their first hits.”

July 2022 premieres begin Sunday, July 10 with Def Leppard: Story of Their Songs at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT chronicling the six songs that powered the meteoric rise of the Sheffield England rockers from breaking into American charts with “Photograph” to embracing the music video with “Rock of Ages” and battling back from disaster with “Animal” after drummer Rick Allen lost an arm in a car accident. Def Leppard’s quest to top the U.S. charts finally happens in 1988 with the emotive power ballad “Love Bites” and their barnstorming rock anthem “Let’s Get Rocked” along with the seismic and immortal song “Pour Some Sugar on Me”. While the UK heavy metal influx in America was in full swing late 1980s many bands including Def Leppard had to go head to head on U.S. charts with five rockers from New Jersey. With more than 130 million album sales and 15 studio albums over a career spanning five decades Bon Jovi and its namesake lead singer Jon Bon Jovi are certified global superstars. But what was the inspiration behind the three songs that defined the band’s biggest moments? Bon Jovi: Story of The Songs on Sunday, July 10 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT explores the making of their 1987 smash hit number one single “Livin’ on a Prayer” that spent 22 weeks on U.S. charts to the game changing 1994 crossover power ballad “Always” and the track that rejuvenated the band in “It’s My Life” and introduced Bon Jovi to a whole new generation of fans.

With an incendiary cocktail of dark visuals and blistering sound Mötley Crüe epitomizes rock and roll excess. For more than four decades Mötley Crüe has lived life on the edge selling more than 100 million albums and are still selling out stadiums with the recent start of their latest North American tour. Now Mötley Crüe: Story of Their Songs on Sunday, July 17 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT reveals the inspiration behind the hits that propelled them to rock immortality. From their debut hit “Live Wire”, ramping up the controversy with “Looks That Kill” and surprising everyone with an epic and poignant ballad “Home Sweet Home” to the anthemic “Dr. Feelgood”, the unapologetic “Girls, Girls, Girls” and the electrifying hit “Kickstart My Heart” inspired by the brush with death experience of co-founder, bassist and songwriter Nikki Sixx. With Mötley Crüe serving up full throttle performances they set a high mark for potent showmanship but not to be outdone four musicians from Mechanicville PA would leave their own glam metal mark on rock and roll. Poison has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and are still rocking audiences as part of 2022 The Stadium Tour with Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Poison: Story of Their Songs on Sunday, July 17 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT uncovers the inspiration behind the songs that took Poison from humble beginnings living in abandoned buildings to the top of the charts from their first and risqué hit “Talk Dirty to Me” to the signature ballad that was almost never released in “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” to the track that left fans puzzled over the exact meaning behind “Unskinny Bop”.

On Friday, July 22 at 9pm ET/PT new series On Patrol: Live premieres with host and executive producer Dan Abrams, Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin and Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson live on set every Friday and Saturday night from 9pm ET – 12am ET/PT as they provide minute-by-minute live analysis as the series documents for viewers in real time the everyday work of police officers on patrol from diverse departments across America. On Patrol: Live will also engage the community 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 On Patrol: Live cameras on live nights; “Citizens On-Set” invites community members into the studio as guests where they can share their Ride-Along experiences and observations and comment on the night’s live activities. Both features offer a unique opportunity for viewers and members of the community to gain unprecedented access to law enforcement – from routine calls and high-stakes incidents to tracking down fugitives of justice and recovering missing children.

As one of the most influential rock bands of all time KISS changed the game for live performances. The band pushed creative boundaries in spectacular shows in their famous regalia of towering platform shoes, black leather, bare chests and signature face paint creating generations of diehard fans. But the shock and awe of a live KISS show wasn’t translating to strong record sales until the breakthrough hit “Rock and Roll All Nite” recorded with a live audience sent the band soaring to success. KISS: Story of The Songs on Sunday, July 24 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT also explores their dramatic change in direction with the disco inspired “I Was Made for Loving You” that shook up the KISS fanbase known as the KISS Army before doing it again with their radical reinvention for the 1983 hit “Lick It Up” that saw the band famous for its anonymity and wild looks ditch the makeup and costumes to forge an entirely new identity. As KISS was shocking fans with live performances in the mid-1970s an ocean away UK band Judas Priest was finding its footing en route to pioneering heavy metal with their blueprint of piercing high vocals, dual lead guitars and a sound that was meant for full volume. In Judas Priest: Story of Their Songs on Sunday, July 24 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT exclusive fresh interviews with lead vocalist Rob Halford and bassist Ian Hill reveal the inspiration behind the songs that made Judas Priest so influential from the pulsating “Breaking the Law” to U.S. breakthrough “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming” before boldly pushing boundaries with “Turbo Lover”. Halford and Hill discuss the long held secrets of the band and how they survived adversity to continue their rock legacy.

Closing out July 2022 premieres with a poignant real life story is Wynonna Judd: Love is Alive on Sunday, July 31 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT featuring the Country Music Hall of Fame artist in her own words discussing the soaring highs and crushing lows of life at the pinnacle of country music. Wynonna gives an intimate account of the whirlwind rise to fame and success as country music’s only mother daughter duo alongside her mother Naomi as the pair charted 14 number one hits and sold more than 20 million records over a three decade career together. Wynonna also shares deeply personal stories about her trials in love, the daunting jump into a solo career and the many setbacks that tested her fortitude and faith along the way.

Below is July 2022 programming listed by premiere date and time. Full synopses for every show follow this list.

Friday, July 1

COPS – Eight back-to-back episodes starting at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT

Friday, July 8

COPS – Eight back-to-back episodes starting at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT

Sunday, July 10

*NEW* Def Leppard: Story of Their Songs at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT

*NEW* Bon Jovi: Story of The Songs at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT

Friday, July 15

COPS – Eight back-to-back episodes starting at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT

Sunday, July 17

*NEW* Mötley Crüe: Story of Their Songs at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT

*NEW* Poison: Story of Their Songs at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT

Thursday, July 21

COPS – Eight back-to-back episodes starting at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT

Friday, July 22

*NEW* On Patrol: Live at 9pm ET/ PT

Sunday, July 24

*NEW* KISS: Story of The Songs at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT

*NEW* Judas Priest: Story of The Songs at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT

Thursday, July 28

COPS – Eight back-to-back episodes starting at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT

Sunday, July 31

*NEW* Wynonna Judd: Love is Alive at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT

Below are detailed descriptions for July 2022 programming in order of premiere date and time:

COPS – Starting Friday, July 1 at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT every week in July features eight back-to-back episodes of the original COPS making their REELZ premieres. The original reality ride-along series and pioneer of the unscripted television explosion takes viewers coast to coast and to the front lines with the men and women of American law enforcement where the action is visceral, unpredictable and as real as it gets. COPS is produced by Langley Productions.

Def Leppard: Story of Their Songs premieres on Sunday, July 10 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. With two diamond albums and more than 100 million records sold Def Leppard is one of the most beloved bands ever. Now Story of Their Songs spotlights the epic tracks that helped take Def Leppard from teenaged hopefuls from Sheffield England to the top of the rock music world. From the soaring single “Photograph” and embracing the music video for “Rock of Ages” to comeback hit “Animal”, their fun super anthems “Let’s Get Rocked” and “Pour Some Sugar on Me” to topping U.S. charts in 1988 with the ballad “Love Bites” the legacy of Def Leppard is not without its heartbreaking lows. Those within the Def Leppard camp recall how the band bounced back from the massive dual blows of drummer Rick Allen losing an arm in a car accident and the tragic death of guitarist Steve Clark. Recording engineer Craig Thomson remembers the taxing sessions in the studio where perfectionist producer ‘Mutt’ Lange pushed the band to breaking point with his recording style. As director of the “Photograph” and “Rock of Ages” music videos David Mallet reveals the strong group-first mentality and attitude behind the band’s success while the “Animal” music video director Jean Pellerin tells the story of lead singer Joe Elliott and his ordeal at the hands of a circus knife thrower. Story of Their Songs is produced by Viacom International Studios UK.

Bon Jovi: Story of The Songs premieres on Sunday, July 10 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT. With a towering career spanning five decades with 15 studio albums and more than 130 million album sales Bon Jovi set the bar for mega rock bands. Now the stories of three songs that turned the New Jersey hopefuls into rock legends come to life including their 1987 hit “Livin’ on a Prayer” which sold three million copies alone and was result of working with famed songwriter Desmond Child for their second consecutive number one hit in a row after “You Give Love a Bad Name”. The other half of the band’s main songwriting duo included its namesake Jon Bon Jovi and lead guitarist Richie Sambora who’d been with Bon Jovi since the very beginning. But after two consecutive number one albums and nearly a decade of touring the world fans thought it was a story coming to an end when rumors began to spread about a band breakup. Relief came in the form of 1992 album “Keep the Faith” with its stylistic changeup power ballad “Always”. Bon Jovi survived fallouts and lineup changes only to reinvent itself with the wildly popular “It’s My Life” that rejuvenated the band and tied together elements of “Livin’ on a Prayer” that would introduce a whole new generation of fans to Bon Jovi. Sharing his story as record label executive Derek Shulman recalls how he came to sign the band and his first conversations with Jon Bon Jovi. Producers Bob Rock and Luke Ebbin reminisce about working with Bon Jovi in the studio and renowned music video director Wayne Isham along with producer Curt Marvis share their insights on the making of some of the band’s most iconic music videos. Story of Their Songs is produced by Viacom International Studios UK.

Mötley Crüe: Story of Their Songs premieres on Sunday, July 17 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. These are the stories of the six unforgettable songs that took Mötley Crüe from hopefuls playing gigs on the Sunset Strip to giants of heavy metal who are still selling out stadiums more than four decades after first releasing their debut hit “Live Wire”. The band was inspired by their love of Alice Cooper and 1970s British glam rock to create early classics like “Live Wire” and the darker “Looks That Kill” with a music video that sent shockwaves through America. Their growing success was nearly stopped entirely after lead singer Vince Neil caused a tragic fatal car accident while driving under the influence. The band known for celebrating debauchery and decadence had to shift gears leading them to power ballad territory with their version of “Smokin’ in the Boys Room” and a complete change in sound with “Home Sweet Home.” The band flexed its staying power at the top of the charts with its fourth album “Girls, Girls, Girls” and the signature single of the same name that reminded fans Mötley Crüe is still the band of wild excess. Putting an emphatic stamp on their legendary status their fifth album “Dr. Feelgood” told stories of the band’s battle with drug addictions and the brush with death co-founder, bassist and primary songwriter Nikki Sixx experienced that inspired their iconic “Kickstart My Heart” anthem. Sharing their Mötley Crüe stories are producer Tom Werman who recalls eating sushi with Sixx the night after the bass player had famously briefly died after a drug overdose while producer Bob Rock marvels at being in studio when a newly sober Mötley Crüe turned up to make the landmark “Dr. Feelgood” album. Story of Their Songs is produced by Viacom International Studios UK.

Poison: Story of Their Songs premieres on Sunday, July 17 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT. As one of the most beloved glam metal bands ever Poison had humble beginnings with its four original members sleeping in an abandoned dry cleaning building when they first arrived in LA from Mechanicsville PA. With the band still touring in 2022 they’ll be celebrating nearly 40 years of glam metal mastery. Story of Their Songs explores the inspiration behind three Poison hits that took them from supporting act to being the main event including their first Billboard hit with “Talk Dirty to Me” off their debut album “Look What the Cat Dragged In” as producer Jim Faraci recalls how the band literally showed up to his front door unannounced. “Talk Dirty to Me” music video director Jean Pellerin reveals how he captured the band’s sense of fun showmanship and feelgood energy helping it become an MTV favorite. Inspired by a breakup experienced by lead singer Bret Michaels the poignant 1988 ballad “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” was met with serious resistance from the record company with executives saying it was “too country”. After its release the song would become their biggest ever hit peaking at number one on the Billboard chart. More hits followed including the pop rock smash “Unskinny Bop” and road crew manager Riki Valentine reveals the true meaning behind that funny song title. Despite their huge success it wasn’t all smooth sailing for Poison. Those close to the band including producer Faraci and video director Shane Stanley share memories of the fallouts and excess that went on behind the scenes culminating in Bret Michaels and guitarist C.C. DeVille coming to blows backstage at the 1991 MTV Music Video Awards. Story of Their Songs is produced by Viacom International Studios UK.

On Patrol: Live premieres on Friday, July 22 at 9pm ET/PT. Host and executive producer Dan Abrams reunites with former Tulsa Police Department Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin alongside Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson. Together, they provide minute-by-minute live analysis as the series documents for viewers in real time the everyday work of police officers on patrol from diverse departments across America. On Patrol: Live will also engage the community 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 On Patrol: Live cameras on live nights; “Citizens On-Set” invites community members into the studio as guests where they can share their Ride-Along experiences and observations and comment on the night’s live activities. Both features offer a unique opportunity for viewers and members of the community to gain unprecedented access to law enforcement – from routine calls and high-stakes incidents to tracking down fugitives of justice and recovering missing children.

Hosting and executive producing On Patrol: Live is Dan Abrams, CEO and Founder of Abrams Media, host of Dan Abrams Live on NewsNation, Chief Legal Analyst for ABC News and former host of Live PD. Joining Abrams is Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin, retired Tulsa Police Department lieutenant with nearly 25 years of service and Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson, Division Commander with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department in Columbia SC. Live on set every Friday and Saturday night from 9pm ET – 12am ET/PT the trio provide viewers minute-by-minute live analysis and context, offering unique insight into the experiences of the men and women of law enforcement appearing on the show. The live show content is complemented by public-service segments dedicated to finding missing children and tracking down America’s worst and most wanted criminals. It all adds up to the most dynamic and compelling show on live TV where the promise of “anything can happen” and “I’ve never seen that before” is always delivered to the viewer. For updates on the series or to join the conversation follow #OnPatrolLive and #PDNation on social media. On Patrol: Live is produced by Half Moon Pictures for REELZ.

KISS: Story of Their Songs premieres on Sunday, July 24 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. Fire breathing guitars, instruments being smashed on stage and a blood-spitting persona known as The Demon made KISS concerts legendary. But despite the buzz KISS record sales didn’t reflect attendance figures. Backed into a corner KISS bet big on themselves recording a live album to capture their concert hype. The standout track “Rock and Roll All Nite” with its blistering opening vocals from Simmons and the anthemic chorus lit the match for their success. The late 1970s saw disco sweeping the globe and a lot of rock music fans shunning it but some bands embraced it including KISS and co-founder Paul Stanley leading to the disco inspired 1979 hit “I Was Made for Lovin’ You”. Drummer Anton Fig shares his stories of playing drums for “I Was Made for Lovin’ You” and creating some of the song’s unique sounds. Despite years of record success and a lucrative merchandising operation by the early 1980s the KISS brand of rock was aging against fresh acts including Mötley Crüe and Bon Jovi. Then the unthinkable happens when lead guitarist Ace Frehley quits KISS sending the band into freefall. With popularity plummeting Simmons and Stanley gambled big again with a complete image overhaul along with a musical reboot. In forging a new identity KISS shed the wild leather outfits, stage personas and makeup releasing the 1983 hit “Lick It Up.” KISS art director Dennis Woloch recalls the group’s early days and the struggles the band faced before making it while engineer Jay Messina recalls the drama and subterfuge behind one of their biggest hits. Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider, Megadeth’s Marty Friedman and guitar virtuoso Steve Vai reveal their love for the band and their stories of hearing the most memorable songs from KISS. Story of The Songs is produced by Viacom International Studios UK.

Judas Priest: Story of Their Songs premieres on Sunday, July 24 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT. Judas Priest led a heavy metal wave out of the UK in the 1970s and never took their foot off of the gas pedal. Still touring five decades later in 2022 Judas Priest laid their own foundation for a sound and style that would serve as inspiration for countless heavy metal bands. Now in fresh interviews lead vocalist and heavy metal legend Rob Halford and bassist Ian Hill share the stories of the three songs that defined Judas Priest and helped shape the genre of heavy metal music. Halford discusses the iconic 1980 hit “Breaking the Law” with one of the most celebrated guitar riffs in history and the social unrest that inspired its lyrics. After disappointment when their next album “Point of Entry” failed to make the big breakthrough Judas Priest began work on “Screaming for Vengeance” but it still lacked a hit. Producer Tom Allom recalls how the band revisited throwaway material from prior recording sessions and played what he calls a “magic take” that became the basis for the band’s U.S. commercial breakthrough in “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming”. After overcoming intra-band turmoil in the mid 1980s Judas Priest returned to the studio with a new sound. The single “Turbo Lover” with its glam metal and synthesizer sounds was a marked departure for Judas Priest that rankled longtime fans. Halford shares his personal inspiration for “Turbo Lover” lyrics while renowned music video director Wayne Isham talks about its wild music video that would attract a new generation of Judas Priest fans. Story of The Songs is produced by Viacom International Studios UK.

Wynonna Judd: Love is Alive premieres on Sunday, July 31 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. From her humble beginnings in blue collar Ashland KY to being a teenager sharing the stage with her late mother, Naomi Judd, Wynonna Judd hit the dizzying heights of music success twice and finally found peace and love with an unlikely soulmate. Wynonna Judd: Love Is Alive chronicles her multiple ascents to stardom and delves into her current story with her music being made her way. Featuring the Country Music Hall of Fame artist in her own words discussing the rise of The Judds from live auditions for Nashville radio stations, their whirlwind rise to fame, wrestling with the business side of the music industry and the emotional rollercoaster of her mother retiring from music in 1990 in the prime of their performing together. Coming off unrivaled success as a singing duo with her mother Wynonna shares her experience of facing the unknown before launching a solo career and her mother’s heartwarming and cheeky advice she gave Wynonna before her first solo show. Wynonna also gives viewers an intimate look at her personal life including the winding path she took while in the public eye that led her to husband Cactus Moser and the shocking incident that was a make or break for their love. Sharing their stories of Wynonna are musical superstars and friends including Blake Shelton, Marty Stuart, Ann Wilson and many more. Wynonna Judd: Love is Alive is produced by TH Entertainment.

About REELZ – REAL LIVES. REAL STORIES. REAL CELEBRITIES.(R)

REELZ is an independent television network focused on celebrity culture with poignant stories about real people in revealing documentaries and character profiles. Programming ranges from the critically acclaimed and award-winning The Kennedys to Autopsy: The Last Hours Of. Insight to classic cultural entertainment is told through The Unknown Story, covering Jurassic Park to Three’s Company, while Breaking the Band reveals the drama behind iconic bands from the 80s and 90s. Along with stories about celebrities from movies and music, the network is also home to true crime stories including Gangsters, Mobsters, COPS, COPS Reloaded and Jail impacting real communities across America.

REELZ is available as a live linear network in more than 40 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, DISH Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 692HD, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and Xfinity, Spectrum, and many other cable systems nationwide. Other non-linear versions of REELZ library programs that do not include On Patrol: Live as it airs are available in more than 30 million additional homes. The library versions of REELZ can be found via major streaming platforms such as Amazon Channels, Fire TV, Roku, Pluto TV, Tubi, Samsung Smart TV+, Vizio, Crackle, Xumo, Redbox and others.

Find REELZ in your area by visiting www.reelz.com. REELZ is a High-Definition network and if it is not available, or not in HD, on your cable or telco provider, we encourage viewers to call them and ask for it. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZ is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with national ad sales based in New York City with offices in Chicago. As one of the last truly independent television networks remaining in today’s media landscape REELZ has created the Independence Happens Here(R) website to help keep free thought and innovation alive by highlighting the importance of independent businesses. The website can be found at http://IndependenceHappensHere.com.



“On Patrol: Live” (w/t) Premieres Friday, July 22 on Reelz





“On Patrol: Live” (w/t) Premieres Friday, July 22 on Reelz
“We’re a month out from premiere and I can’t wait to be in-studio with Sticks and Curtis as we bring this new live policing show to viewers across the country,” said Dan Abrams.
[via press release from Reelz]
“ON PATROL: LIVE” (w/t) PREMIERES FRIDAY, JULY 22 ON REELZ

Host and Executive Producer Dan Abrams and Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin Re-Team Alongside Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson for New Series Airing Live on REELZ Friday and Saturday Nights from 9pm to 12am ET/PT

(Albuquerque, NM) – Wednesday, June 22, 2022 – REELZ today announced new series On Patrol: Live premieres on Friday, July 22 at 9pm ET/ PT, reuniting the on-camera team of host and executive producer Dan Abrams and retired Tulsa Police Department Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin, alongside Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson. Together, they will provide minute-by-minute live analysis as the series documents for viewers in real time the everyday work of police officers on patrol from diverse departments across America.

“We’re a month out from premiere and I can’t wait to be in-studio with Sticks and Curtis as we bring this new live policing show to viewers across the country,” said Abrams.

On Patrol: Live will also engage the community 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 On Patrol: Live cameras on live nights; “Citizens On-Set” invites community members into the studio as guests where they can share their Ride-Along experiences and observations and comment on the night’s live activities. Both features offer a unique opportunity for viewers and members of the community to gain unprecedented access to law enforcement – from routine calls and high-stakes incidents to tracking down fugitives of justice and recovering missing children.

“Preparations to launch On Patrol: Live are well underway and we are thrilled to be airing just one month from now,” said Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of REELZ. “The production’s complex logistics and technical sophistication are like producing a Super Bowl every Friday and Saturday night, and we’re thrilled to do it to deliver the excitement that only live television can. For viewers and distributors, On Patrol brings the promise of ‘anything can happen’ and ‘I’ve never seen that before’ – all adding up to a show that will be one of the most dynamic and compelling on TV.”

Hosting and executive producing On Patrol: Live is Dan Abrams, CEO and Founder of Abrams Media, host of Dan Abrams Live on NewsNation, Chief Legal Analyst for ABC News and former host of Live PD. Joining Abrams is Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin, retired Tulsa Police Department lieutenant with nearly 25 years of service and Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson, Division Commander with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department in Columbia SC. Live on set every Friday and Saturday night from 9pm ET – 12am ET/PT the trio will provide viewers live analysis and context, offering unique insight into the experiences of the men and women of law enforcement appearing on the show. The live show content is complemented by public-service segments dedicated to finding missing children and tracking down America’s worst and most wanted criminals. For updates on the series or to join the conversation follow #OnPatrolLive and #PDNation on social media.

Bios

· Dan Abrams is CEO and Founder of Abrams Media, host of Dan Abrams Live on NewsNation, Chief Legal Analyst for ABC News and former host of Live PD.

· Sean “Sticks” Larkin is a retired Tulsa Police Department lieutenant with nearly 25 years of service. He worked in the Narcotics Unit before becoming a supervisor for the Organized Gang Unit and the Crime Gun Unit. He was originally featured on Live PD when it followed the Tulsa Police Department, and later became an analyst.

· Curtis Wilson serves as Deputy Sheriff in the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. He is morning News Anchor at WOLO-TV in Columbia, SC, and a radio host at WWDM in Columbia, and at WJMZ in Greenville, SC. As Deputy Sheriff, he also works with the department’s Youth Services Unit offering mentorship to at-risk youth. Wilson was a contributor to Live PD during its run.

On Patrol: Live is produced by Half Moon Pictures for REELZ. Executive Producers are John Zito, Paul Gordon, Joe Venafro and Dan Abrams.

About REELZ – REAL LIVES. REAL STORIES. REAL CELEBRITIES.(R)

REELZ is an independent television network focused on celebrity culture with poignant stories about real people in revealing documentaries and character profiles. Programming ranges from the critically acclaimed and award-winning The Kennedys to Autopsy: The Last Hours Of. Insight to classic cultural entertainment is told through The Unknown Story, covering Jurassic Park to Three’s Company, while Breaking the Band reveals the drama behind iconic bands from the 80s and 90s. Along with stories about celebrities from movies and music, the network is also home to true crime stories including Gangsters, Mobsters, COPS, COPS Reloaded and Jail impacting real communities across America. REELZ is available as a live linear network in more than 40 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, DISH Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 692HD, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and Xfinity, Spectrum, and many other cable systems nationwide. Other non-linear versions of REELZ library programs that do not include On Patrol: Live as it airs are available in more than 30 million additional homes. The library versions of REELZ can be found via major streaming platforms such as Amazon Channels, Fire TV, Roku, Pluto TV, Tubi, Samsung Smart TV+, Vizio, Crackle, Xumo, Redbox and others.

Find REELZ in your area by visiting www.reelz.com. REELZ is a High-Definition network and if it is not available, or not in HD, on your cable or telco provider, we encourage viewers to call them and ask for it. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZ is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with national ad sales based in New York City with offices in Chicago. As one of the last truly independent television networks remaining in today’s media landscape REELZ has created the Independence Happens Here(R) website to help keep free thought and innovation alive by highlighting the importance of independent businesses. The website can be found at http://IndependenceHappensHere.com.



“On Patrol: Live” (w/t) Heads to Television This Summer





From the Producers of “Live PD,” “On Patrol: Live” (w/t) Heads to Television This Summer on Reelz
Following live news-gathering protocols, the series’ cameras will document for viewers in real time the everyday work of police officers on patrol from diverse departments across America.
[via press release from Reelz]
FROM THE PRODUCERS OF “LIVE PD,” “ON PATROL: LIVE” (w/t) HEADS TO TELEVISION THIS SUMMER ON REELZ

Host and Executive Producer Dan Abrams and Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin Re-Team alongside Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson for New Series Airing Live on REELZ Friday and Saturday Nights from 9 PM to 12 AM ET

Series From Half Moon Pictures – Big Fish Entertainment’s New Crime and Investigation Label – Invites the Community into the Show with Citizen Ride-Alongs and Citizens On Set

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – (June 8, 2022) – REELZ announced today that new series ON PATROL: LIVE (w/t), from the producers of “Live PD,” is set to premiere this summer, live, Friday and Saturday nights from 9 pm to 12 am ET on REELZ. Following live news-gathering protocols, the series’ cameras will document for viewers in real time the everyday work of police officers on patrol from diverse departments across America.

Produced by Half Moon Pictures, Big Fish Entertainment’s new production arm focused on crime and investigative content, ON PATROL: LIVE builds on REELZ’s commitment to original programming focused on real stories and real lives, and brings significant new live original programming to its viewers nationwide.

Hosting and executive producing ON PATROL: LIVE is Dan Abrams, CEO and Founder of Abrams Media, host of Dan Abrams Live on NewsNation, Chief Legal Analyst for ABC News, and former host of Live PD. Joining Abrams is Sgt. Sean “Sticks” Larkin, retired Tulsa Police Department lieutenant with nearly 25 years of service, and Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson, Division Commander with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department in Columbia, SC.

Live on set every Friday and Saturday night, the trio will provide viewers minute-by-minute live analysis and context, offering unique insight into the experiences of the men and women of law enforcement appearing on the show.

Said Abrams, “Law enforcement is front and center in the national discussion, and our hope is that showing the work of police officers in a live format will provide viewers with direct access to the work they do. I’m thrilled our team is finally back together and excited that REELZ has committed to making this show front and center on their network.”

Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of REELZ, said, “We’ve been in contact with Half Moon for some time and strongly believe that REELZ is the perfect home for ON PATROL: LIVE, which will add to our network as the cornerstone of our commitment to commissioning brand-defining, must-see original programming. With the collective talent assembled, we know we are working with the best, most experienced team there is to produce this type of series and together we will do everything in our power to earn the trust and loyalty of viewers excited for this show.”

ON PATROL: LIVE will also engage the community 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 ON PATROL: LIVE cameras on live nights; “Citizens On-Set” will invite community members into the studio as guests where they can share their Ride-Along experiences and observations and comment on the night’s live activities. Both features offer a unique opportunity for viewers and members of the community to gain unprecedented access to law enforcement – from routine calls and high-stakes incidents to tracking down fugitives of justice and recovering missing children – all in an effort to promote transparency.

Police departments and Sheriff’s offices featured on ON PATROL: LIVE will be announced in the coming weeks. For updates on the series or to join the conversation follow #OnPatrolLive and #PDNation on social media.

“A live policing show like this provides an unfiltered, unvarnished look at what police officers are doing on a daily and nightly basis across America,” said Captain Tracey Cantrell, Division Commander with the Lawrence Police Department in Lawrence, IN. “The value of showing the reality of law enforcement to the community we serve cannot be overstated. Seeing it all as it really happens allows the public to reach their own conclusions and form their own ideas and opinions.”

Added Chuck Archie, a member of South Carolina’s Richland County Citizens’ Advisory Council, an all-volunteer community group established to increase professional competence and public accountability at the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, “Transparency is an absolute requirement when it comes to policing. We are a diverse group in every way – race, socioeconomics, politics and so much more – which is why giving local law enforcement the community perspective on issues is so important, and conversely, why it’s so important for the community to be able to see what officers are doing. We see a live show like this as having a positive effect on our process.”

Numerous offers for the series were made by multiple broadcasters, streamers and digital platforms; Half Moon Pictures ultimately closed a licensing deal with REELZ, which committed to a significant episode guarantee. Half Moon Pictures shares international and other rights for the show with REELZ, and will serve as the distributor of those rights moving forward.

ON PATROL: LIVE is produced by Half Moon Pictures for REELZ. Executive Producers are John Zito, Paul Gordon, Joe Venafro and Dan Abrams.

Bios

· Dan Abrams is CEO and Founder of Abrams Media, host of Dan Abrams Live on NewsNation, Chief Legal Analyst for ABC News, host of SiriusXM radio’s Dan Abrams Show on POTUS Channel, host and executive producer of Court Cam on A&E Network, author of numerous New York Times best selling books, and former host of Live PD.

· Sean “Sticks” Larkin is a retired Tulsa Police Department lieutenant with nearly 25 years of service. He worked in the Narcotics Unit before becoming a supervisor for the Organized Gang Unit and the Crime Gun Unit. He was originally featured on Live PD when it followed the Tulsa Police Department, and later became an analyst. He also hosted the A&E series “PD Cam,” which included analysis of body camera footage.

· Curtis Wilson serves as Deputy Sheriff in the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. He is morning News Anchor at WOLO-TV in Columbia, SC, and a radio host at WWDM in Columbia, and at WJMZ in Greenville, SC. As Deputy Sheriff, he also works with the department’s Youth Services Unit, which helps teens through programs that encourage leadership and responsibility, and that offer mentorship, physical training and life-skills sessions to at-risk youth. Wilson was a contributor to Live PD during its run.

About REELZ

REELZ is an independent television network focused on celebrity culture with poignant stories about Hollywood in revealing documentaries and character profiles. Programming ranges from the critically acclaimed and award-winning The Kennedys to Autopsy: The Last Hours Of. Insight to classic cultural entertainment is told through The Unknown Story, covering Jurassic Park to Three’s Company, while Breaking the Band reveals the drama behind iconic bands from the 80’s and 90’s. Along with shows about movies, fame and celebrity lifestyles the network is also home to true crime stories impacting real communities across America.

REELZ is available in 70 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, DISH Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 692HD, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and Xfinity, Spectrum, and many other cable systems nationwide. REELZ programming is also available via major streaming platforms such as Amazon Channels, Fire TV, Roku, Pluto TV, Tubi, Samsung Smart TV+, Vizio, Crackle, Xumo, Redbox and others. Find REELZ in your area by visiting www.reelz.com. REELZ is a High-Definition network and if it is not available, or not in HD, on your cable or telco provider, we encourage viewers to call them and ask for it. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZ is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with national ad sales based in New York City with offices in Boston and Chicago. As one of the last truly independent television networks remaining in today’s media landscape REELZ has created the Independence Happens Here(R) website to help keep free thought and innovation alive by highlighting the importance of independent businesses. The website can be found at http://IndependenceHappensHere.com. For more information, contact the REELZ Media Line 877- REELZTV (733-5988) / pr@reelz.com



Reelz Statement – Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Eddie Van Halen”





Reelz Statement – Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Eddie Van Halen”
“Autopsy: The Last Hours of…” responsibly explores the circumstances of the passing of well known and genuinely loved celebrities who the public cares about immensely.
[via press release from Reelz]
Due to an overriding interest in an upcoming episode of Autopsy: The Last Hours of… , REELZ is providing the statement below.

“Autopsy: The Last Hours of… responsibly explores the circumstances of the passing of well known and genuinely loved celebrities who the public cares about immensely. The REELZ series generates much feedback from our viewers ranging from medical professionals who praise its scientific accuracy, fans who tell us it provides closure or that they have become more proactive for the benefit of their health and many who gain helpful perspective of health issues that might not otherwise receive attention like Karen Carpenter who brought anorexia into the public consciousness, Prince whose passing focused attention on the opioid epidemic and Luke Perry whose passing renewed attention to strokes that affect people of all ages.”