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Steven Bochco Dead at 74

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Craig S, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. Craig S

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    Legendary producer, showrunner and writer Steven Bochco has died of leukemia at age 74.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/steven-bochco-dead-hill-street-blues-la-law-nypd-blue-creator-741199

    Bochco is on the short list of people who can truly be said to have changed television. He is known for shows like LA Law, NYPD Blues, Doogie Howser MD, and most importantly, Hill Street Blues. The latter show debuted on last-place NBC in January 1981 and completely blew up the template for TV drama. The show combined a huge cast of superb character actors with ongoing, multithreaded plot lines of an unusually (for that time) adult nature. I remember trying it out almost reluctantly as I was not a fan of police dramas up to that point. But the reviews were intruguing and when I did give it a go it completely blew me away - I had NEVER seen anything like it, and I was instantly hooked.

    IMHO HSB was the first brick on the road that led us to the "Peak TV" era we are enjoying today.

    Thank you, Mr. Bochco, and R.I.P.
     
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    Mods, looks like Matt beat me to it by a couple of minutes. I have moved my comments to that thread; please close this one.
     

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