- Dec 31, 2011
- Real Name
- Erich P. Wise
Barney Miller did continuing storylines in the late 1970s although they had little to do with police work. Storylines such as Harris moving in with Dietrich (4th season) or Barney and his wife separating (5th season) appeared throughout the year until they were resolved. The final 8th season had several ongoing continuing storylines such as Levitt's and Barney's attempts at promotion and Luger's impeding marriage.Pretty much as I recall. Hill Street had multiple story lines for the ensemble cast as well as something that would begin and end in a particular episode. To help matters along, starting in Season 3 is when they began the "Previously on Hill Street Blues" montage with clips from like a half a dozen episodes. Also, the intertwined story lines would often fade into the background and then come to the fore.
Far as I've been able to find out is that Hill Street was the very first ongoing TV series to do that.