Reelz is about to give you a live look at what a ride along is like. The network is set to launch a new TV show that’s almost just as good as the real thing — On Patrol: Live.
Hosted by Dan Abrams, On Patrol: Live will air Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. ET/PT on Reelz. That’s six hours of brand-new, live analysis.
Host and executive producer Dan Abrams as well as retired Tulsa Police Department Sergeant Sean “Sticks” Larkin will host. They pair will present what it’s like to live; in the shoes of the police every day.
Local residents of Tulsa will be invited to ride along with Abrams, Larkin and Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson. (Not sure if that makes me more or less interested.)
Additionally, the show will have a component called Citizens On-Set, for which community members can be part of the live studio audience commenting on the 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 team behind the show said in a recent statement.
Reelz announced the new show in late June.
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“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,” Abrams said in a press release issued around that time.
Reelz CEO Stan E. Hubbard said that there is a lot of energy about this new show.
“Complex logistics and technical sophistication are like producing a Super Bowl every Friday and Saturday night,” he said. “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.’ (It’s) all adding up to a show that will be one of the most dynamic and compelling on TV.”
Abrams is CEO and founder of Abrams Media; host of Dan Abrams Live on NewsNation, and chief legal analyst for ABC News. He previously hosted Live PD, a TV show that was similar to his new program. He is hosting and executive producing the new show.