Louis C.K.’s animated comedy ‘Cops’ canceled at TBS after sexual misconduct allegations


TBS has officially pulled the plug on Louis C.K.’s “Cops.”

The animated comedy had been given a 10-episode straight-to-series order in January 2017, but production was suspended in November after C.K. confessed to sexually harassing multiple women.

“Cops” would have followed Al (Mel Brooks) and Lou (C.K.), two Los Angeles patrolmen trying — and sometimes failing — to protect and serve.

C.K. admitted to masturbating in front of multiple women after an explosive New York Times article in November.

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After his statement, TBS also removed C.K. from his executive producer role on four other shows, including “Better Things” and “Baskets.”

The animated comedy was indefinitely suspended after C.K. admitted to masturbating in front of women.


Shortly before Thanksgiving, the network laid off more than 100 staffers from “Cops.”

“Welp. I guess I can say this now: I was one of the stars of ‘The Cops’. There was going to be an animated trans character, voiced by a trans actress, on network television. The consequences of these actions go far,” Jen Richards tweeted.

“That announcement kinda took the ‘look at all these amazing women’ wind out of my sails. I know this isn’t about me, but I was really excited to voice a cartoon character. To have a bada–, openly trans character on network t.v. would have been awesome. Oh well. For the record, I will mourn my own lost opportunity for a moment, but I’ll continue to loudly celebrate a complete sea change in the gendered power dynamics of every corner of society. This is so much bigger than any one of us, and in the end will benefit everyone. I know that.”


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