A&E’s ‘Live PD’ Knocked Off Air After NY Power Outage

A&E Network’s Live PD was knocked off the air tonight after a power outage caused by an underground transformer explosion near A&E’s network studios. There were no injuries reported, but the studio was evacuated and the broadcast was suspended.

The network said a repeat episode will air tonight in the show’s 9-midnight ET slot with an onscreen crawl noting: “Due to a power outage live broadcast operations for Live PD have been suspended.” A new live show will return Friday.

Co-host Dan Abrams tweeted tonight:

Abrams hosts in-studio alongside co-host Tom Morris Jr. as they guide viewers (via dash cams, fixed-rig and handheld cameras) live access several of the country’s busiest police forces and the communities they patrol on a typical night.

PD Live has found traction with its show that airs every Friday and Saturday night, pushing A&E to the No. 1 entertainment cable network in the time period among adults 25-54 and total viewers. Last Saturday, the show hit a season high with 1.5 million viewers, the network said.

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