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RIP Steven Bochco

Pacific Palisades, Calif–Steven Bochco, a celebrated television writer and producer whose sophisticated prime-time portrayals of gritty courtrooms and police station houses redefined television dramas and pushed the boundaries of onscreen vulgarity and nudity, died here April 1 from complications of cancer. He was 74.

MSTies will remember that he co-created the TV show “The Gemini Man” episodes of which were edited into the movie seen in episode 814- RIDING WITH DEATH.

The New York Times has the story.

Thanks to Timmy and Paul for the almost simultaneous heads-ups.

5 Replies to “RIP Steven Bochco”

  1. Johnny's nonchalance says:

    Survived by mellow Ben Murphy

    Television series created or produced by Steven Bochco

    Richie Brockelman, Private Eye (1978) ·
    Paris (1979) ·
    Hill Street Blues (1981–1987) ·
    Bay City Blues (1983) ·
    Hooperman (1987–1989) ·
    L.A. Law (1986–1994) ·
    Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–1993) ·
    Cop Rock (1990) ·
    Civil Wars (1991–1993) ·
    Capitol Critters (1992) ·
    NYPD Blue (1993–2005) ·
    The Byrds of Paradise (1994) ·
    Public Morals (1996) ·
    Murder One (1995–1997) ·
    Brooklyn South (1997–1998) ·
    Total Security (1997) ·
    City of Angels (2000) ·
    Philly (2001–2002) ·
    Blind Justice (2005) ·
    Over There (2005) ·
    Commander in Chief (2005–2006) ·
    Hollis & Rae (2006) ·
    Raising the Bar (2008–2009) ·
    Murder in the First (2014–2016)

    Television Hall of Fame Class of 1996

    Edward Asner ·
    Steven Bochco ·
    Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner ·
    Charles Kuralt ·
    Angela Lansbury ·
    Aaron Spelling ·
    Lew Wasserman


  2. To me, so many of his shows were essentially soap operas


  3. Ray Dunakin says:

    Does this mean we won’t have to see Dennis Franz’s butt anymore?


  4. Troy Wood says:

    Let us not forget his primary contribution to history: Cop Rock
    Which was the source of at least a couple of good riffs.


  5. Stephen J. Cannell’s death hit me hard. I watched a lot of his shows. The only series from Steven Bochco I watched regularly was Doogie Howser M.D.


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