TBS finally gets around to scrapping Louis CK’s animated cop comedy

According to Deadline, TBS has finally decided that it should just cancel plans for The Cops, an animated police comedy created by Louis CK and Albert Brooks. The network suspended production on the show two months ago, shortly after a New York Times article in which five women went on the record with accusations of…

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According to Deadline, TBS has finally decided that it should just cancel plans for The Cops, an animated police comedy created by Louis CK and Albert Brooks. The network suspended production on the show two months ago, shortly after a New York Times article in which five women went on the record with accusations of…

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Louis CK Animated Series ‘The Cops’ Shut Down by TBS

TBS has sent Louis CK’s “The Cops” into early retirement.

The animated series, which was co-created by and set to co-star CK and Albert Brooks as two Los Angeles patrolmen, was ordered straight-to-series by the Turner network in January 2017. It was slated to premiere this year — but not anymore.

In November, “The Cops” was “suspended until further review” by the Turner cable channel. FX Productions — the company behind “The Cops” — cut ties with CK after the stand-up comedian was accused of sexual misconduct by five women.

Also Read: FX Internal Investigation: ‘No Findings’ of Louis CK Sexual Misconduct

CK copped to the allegations shortly after a New York Times investigation exposed his lewd behavior.

“These stories are true,” the “Louie” star said back then.

“At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my d– without asking first, which is also true,” he continued. “But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your d— isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.”

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TBS has sent Louis CK’s “The Cops” into early retirement.

The animated series, which was co-created by and set to co-star CK and Albert Brooks as two Los Angeles patrolmen, was ordered straight-to-series by the Turner network in January 2017. It was slated to premiere this year — but not anymore.

In November, “The Cops” was “suspended until further review” by the Turner cable channel. FX Productions — the company behind “The Cops” — cut ties with CK after the stand-up comedian was accused of sexual misconduct by five women.

CK copped to the allegations shortly after a New York Times investigation exposed his lewd behavior.

“These stories are true,” the “Louie” star said back then.

“At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my d– without asking first, which is also true,” he continued. “But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your d— isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.”

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TBS Pulls Plug on Louis C.K. Animated Comedy ‘The Cops’

TBS has pulled the plug on the animated comedy series “The Cops,” which was co-created by and set to star Louis C.K. The move comes two months after TBS suspended production on the show in the wake of revelations about C.K.’s history of sexual misconduct. “The Cops” followed Al (Albert Brooks) and Lou (C.K.), two […]

TBS has pulled the plug on the animated comedy series “The Cops,” which was co-created by and set to star Louis C.K. The move comes two months after TBS suspended production on the show in the wake of revelations about C.K.’s history of sexual misconduct. “The Cops” followed Al (Albert Brooks) and Lou (C.K.), two […]

‘The Cops’: Animators Laid Off While TBS Mulls Fate Of Louis C.K. Series

Here is a reminder of the great human toll the sexual misconduct of prominent Hollywood figures, which is finally being exposed, takes — starting with the victims and trickling down to the dozens of people employed by productions whose future is impacted by the scandals.
Following TBS’ decision on Friday to suspend production on the upcoming 10-episode animated comedy series The Cops, co-created and starring disgraced comedian Louis C.K., the animators on the project were…

Here is a reminder of the great human toll the sexual misconduct of prominent Hollywood figures, which is finally being exposed, takes — starting with the victims and trickling down to the dozens of people employed by productions whose future is impacted by the scandals. Following TBS’ decision on Friday to suspend production on the upcoming 10-episode animated comedy series The Cops, co-created and starring disgraced comedian Louis C.K., the animators on the project were…

Trans Actress Jen Richards Speaks Up About Canceled Louis C.K. Series ‘The Cops’: The Consequences of These Actions Go Far’

Richards has also appeared on “Better Things” and “Nashville.”

FX ended its business relationship with Louis C.K. yesterday, including his role as a producer on the animated series “The Cops.” Not a great deal was known about the show, but following the news — which stemmed from C.K. admitting that the sexual-harassment accusations made against him by five women were true — one of its would-be stars has spoken up about being part of the collateral damage.

“Welp. I guess I can say this now: I was one of the stars of ‘The Cops,'” tweeted Jen Richards. “There was going to be an animated trans character, voiced by a trans actress, on network television. The consequences of these actions go far.” Richards has appeared on “Better Things,” which C.K. co-created on, as well as “Nashville.”

TBS, which was set to broadcast the series, decided to suspend production as a means of distancing itself from C.K. “I know this isn’t about me, but I was really excited to voice a cartoon character. To have a badass, openly trans character on network t.v. would have been awesome. Oh well,” Richards continued.

Action against C.K. has been swift. The Orchard has scrapped the theatrical plans for his film “I Love You, Daddy” a mere week before it was scheduled to be released, he will no longer be voicing a character in the “Secret Life of Pets” sequel, and he has been dropped by both his management company and his publicist.

TBS Suspends Production On Louis C.K. Animated Comedy Series ‘The Cops’

The fallout continues against Louis C.K. after he admitted sexual misconduct allegations against him. TBS has now suspended production on The Cops, his new animated comedy series he co-created with Albert Brooks.
“Production on The Cops has been suspended until further review,” the network said in a statement Friday.
TBS gave a 10-episode straight-to-series order to the project in January for a 2018 premiere.
The Cops follows Al (voiced by Brooks) and Lou (originally…

The fallout continues against Louis C.K. after he admitted sexual misconduct allegations against him. TBS has now suspended production on The Cops, his new animated comedy series he co-created with Albert Brooks. “Production on The Cops has been suspended until further review," the network said in a statement Friday. TBS gave a 10-episode straight-to-series order to the project in January for a 2018 premiere. The Cops follows Al (voiced by Brooks) and Lou (originally…

Louis CK’s TBS Animated Comedy Series ‘Suspended Until Further Review’

TBS has suspended production on Louis C.K. animated series “The Cops” in light of the comedian’s history of sexual misconduct.

In a statement on Friday, a network spokesperson said production on the series had been “suspended until further review.”

The animated series, co-created by and co-starring C.K. and Albert Brooks as two Los Angeles patrolmen, was ordered straight-to-series by the Turner network in January, and was slated to premiere in 2018. The series hails from FX Productions, which said in a statement on Friday that it had cut ties with C.K.

Also Read: Louis C.K. Dropped by FX After His Apology for Sexual Harassment

The company said that it had canceled its overall deal with his production company Pig Newton, announcing that C.K. would no longer be associated with or receive compensation for the four series he had been producing — “Better Things,” “Baskets,” “One Mississippi” and “The Cops.”

Also on Friday, C.K.’s longtime publicist Lewis Kay announced on Twitter that he no longer represents the comedian.

After five women accused C.K. of sexual misconduct in a New York Times report on Thursday, HBO removed the comedian from it’s upcoming charity benefit “Night of Too Many Stars” and pulled all of his work from its streaming platforms. Netflix followed suit on Friday, scrapping a planned stand-up special. The film distributor The Orchard also said it would go forward with the release of C.K.’s film “I Love You, Daddy” as planned.

Also Read: Netflix Dumps Louis C.K. Standup Special After Sexual Misconduct Accusations

In a statement on Friday, C.K. admitted that the allegations of misbehavior “are true.”

“At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my d— without asking first, which is also true,” he said. “But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your d— isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.”

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TBS has suspended production on Louis C.K. animated series “The Cops” in light of the comedian’s history of sexual misconduct.

In a statement on Friday, a network spokesperson said production on the series had been “suspended until further review.”

The animated series, co-created by and co-starring C.K. and Albert Brooks as two Los Angeles patrolmen, was ordered straight-to-series by the Turner network in January, and was slated to premiere in 2018. The series hails from FX Productions, which said in a statement on Friday that it had cut ties with C.K.

The company said that it had canceled its overall deal with his production company Pig Newton, announcing that C.K. would no longer be associated with or receive compensation for the four series he had been producing — “Better Things,” “Baskets,” “One Mississippi” and “The Cops.”

Also on Friday, C.K.’s longtime publicist Lewis Kay announced on Twitter that he no longer represents the comedian.

After five women accused C.K. of sexual misconduct in a New York Times report on Thursday, HBO removed the comedian from it’s upcoming charity benefit “Night of Too Many Stars” and pulled all of his work from its streaming platforms. Netflix followed suit on Friday, scrapping a planned stand-up special. The film distributor The Orchard also said it would go forward with the release of C.K.’s film “I Love You, Daddy” as planned.

In a statement on Friday, C.K. admitted that the allegations of misbehavior “are true.”

“At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my d— without asking first, which is also true,” he said. “But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your d— isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.”

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