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Smile…You’re Under Arrest Premieres On Fox Reality

December 27, 2008 04:00 PM by Joe Reality


Law enforcement has been very good to FOX on Saturday nights. Both Cops and America’s Most Wanted have been long running hits for the FOX network. Now, the FOX Reality Channel is trying to work its own magic with law enforcement on Saturday Night. Smile…You’re Under Arrest is premiering on FOX Reality on Saturday, December 27 at 7 PM ET.

Smile…You’re Under Arrest is a three-part series that will feature real-life sting operations. Not just any sting operations will be featured, but these sting operations involve elaborate improvisational scenarios.

The elaborate scenarios involve comic actors and are designed to lure wanted felons out of hiding. Some of the sting operations include offers to work as an extra in a movie or as a model on a fashion shoot.

“Since the early days of television, shows like Candid Camera and more recently Punk’d have let America laugh at elaborately staged pranks and other ‘gotcha’ moments,” said Bob Boden, who is SVP of Production, Programming and Development at Fox Reality Channel. “Smile…You’re Under Arrest follows in the tradition of these popular shows. However, it is the first to present these never-before-seen tactics that have been used by law enforcement agencies for years to capture wanted criminals.”

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department outside of Phoenix, AZ will be Sheriff’s Department involved in the cases featured. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department is run by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is known as “The Toughest Sheriff in America.”

“Because we give higher priority to capturing murderers, robbers and other violent offenders, we don’t always have the resources to track down criminals with outstanding warrants for drug and alcohol-related cases,” said Sheriff Joe Arpaio. “Employing the surprise sting operations featured in Smile…You’re Under Arrest enabled us to capture multiple criminals all at once, with a lower cost to taxpayers. It also demonstrated that criminals are usually not the smartest people.”

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Photo Credit: FOX Reality Channel

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