Catching a Predator is an American reality television series that was broadcast on NBC from 2004 to 2007.
The series featured stings of suspected sexual predators who were lured to a house with the promise of meeting a minor for sex. The house was rigged with cameras and the conversations of the potential predators were recorded. The recordings were then used by police to make arrests.
NBC aired two seasons of Catching a Predator, in 2004 and 2006, before canceling the show. There are many reasons why this show was canceled, including allegations that NBC failed to turn over evidence in criminal cases, according to “Rolling Stone”. However, there are also rumors that NBC canceled Catching a Predator because it made them look bad for airing such controversial content.