HILL STREET BLUES
(1981 to 1987)
Thiscop drama allowed stories to unfold in a semi-serial fashion. It wouldset the standard for nearly every other Bochco series that followed.
(1986 to 1994)
This more stylish version of Hill Street was set in a law firm instead of a police station. It came at a time when greed was good; the drama lasted eight seasons.
(1993 to 2005)
For12 seasons, this Dennis Franz–led police drama drove censors batty withits nudity and foul language, but it was a critical darling and aratings success.
COP ROCK (1990)
It was a tough-minded drama in which cops and murderers broke into song. No, really.
PUBLIC MORALS (1996)
This flop was like an updated version of Barney Miller but without a sense of humor and in poor taste.
(1987 to 1989)
Wasthis show, about the life of a policeman, a half-hour drama withoccasional laughs or a comedy with elements of drama? Either way,audiences didn’t get it.
(1995 to 1997)
Thishigh-concept legal drama spent an entire season slowly unwrapping onecase. Viewers craved more action. It got the ax after only two seasons.