KCOP first opened as independent KMTR, although it carried some discarded programs from the Dumont network. It soon after changed calls to KLAC (the call is still used on local radio, sports talk format at 570 AM). In 1954, owner Copley Press changed calls to the current KCOP. In the early 60s after Chris-Craft took ownership, most of KCOP's morning programming consisted of instructional and classroom fare, segueing into more mainstream fare in the afternoon (including movies and a 90-minute cartoon block featuring Felix the Cat). In the 1980s, the station was the taping origination for The Joker's Wild and Tic Tac Dough.
In 1995, KCOP became a charter affiliate of the start-up network UPN. In 2001, Chris-Craft sold KCOP to Fox Television Stations. In 2006, UPN and the WB folded and merged into the CW, which made KTLA/channel 5 its Los Angeles affiliate. KCOP became an affiliate of MyNetworkTV, started up by Fox's parent company, News Corporation. KCOP's digital transmissions first began in 1997 on channel 66. It moved to its post-transition choice of 13 in 2009.
|13.1||13.1||KCOP-DT||MNTV High Definition|
Current Prime-Time Schedule
|Monday||Everybody Loves Raymond||That 70's Show||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (repeats)||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (repeats)||Seinfeld||Seinfeld||Channel 13 News|
|Tuesday||Everybody Loves Raymond||That 70's Show||House, M.D. (repeats)||House, M.D. (repeats)||Seinfeld||Seinfeld||Channel 13 News|
|Wednesday||Everybody Loves Raymond||That 70's Show||NUMB3RS (repeats)||NUMB3RS (repeats)||Seinfeld||Seinfeld||Channel 13 News|
|Thursday||Everybody Loves Raymond||That 70's Show||White Collar (repeats)||White Collar (repeats)||Seinfeld||Seinfeld||Channel 13 News|
|Friday||Everybody Loves Raymond||That 70's Show||Monk (repeats)||Monk (repeats)||Seinfeld||Seinfeld||Channel 13 News|
|Saturday||That 70's Show||That 70's Show||Local programming||The King of Queens||The King of Queens||Channel 13 News|
|Sunday||The Bernie Mac Show||Everybody Loves Raymond||House||House||Seinfeld||Seinfeld||Channel 13 News|