Langley's son, Morgan, helps produce "Cops," which has filmed more than 900 episodes in 140 cities. He said its success has enabled his production company to make other shows that appear on Spike and Tru TV.
"It's important to have a flagship show," he said.
He acknowledges being a pioneer in reality TV, but he said many shows on now are "scripted, they're not reality. They're scripted shows with real people."
Spike said it will air "Cops" in its customary 8 p.m. time slot, with two half-hour programs running back to back. The network usually airs movies on Saturday nights now, but with "Cops," it hopes to build it into a night of original programming.