Hill Street Blues (1981 - 1987)


Hill Street Blues

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Release Date: 1981

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Steven Bochco's landmark ensemble crime drama was an often electrifying mix of realism and humor within continuing storylines (in an unnamed big city), paving the way for gritty successors like `NYPD Blue' and `Homicide: Life on the Street.' `Hill Street Blues' copped more than two dozen Emmys, eight in its rookie season. With its gripping stories and complex characters, along with Mike Post's stirring theme music, this was television drama of a high order.

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Seasons

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Critics Consensus: Hill Street Blues ends in an appropriately unfussy fashion, letting the rhythms of life have the last word for a series that brought television closer to reality.

1986, NBC, 22 episodes

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1985, NBC, 22 episodes

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1984, NBC, 23 episodes

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1983, NBC, 22 episodes

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1982, NBC, 22 episodes

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1981, NBC, 18 episodes

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Critics Consensus: Hill Street Blues stakes out innovative ground with its cinéma vérité camerawork and commitment to moral complexity, announcing an invigorating new mode of television storytelling.

1981, NBC, 17 episodes

Cast & Crew

Daniel J. Travanti
Frank Furillo
Michael Warren
Bobby Hill
Bruce Weitz
Mick Belker
Charlie Haid
Andy Renko
Veronica Hamel
Joyce Davenport
Robert Prosky
Stan Jablonski
James B. Sikking
Howard Hunter
Joe Spano
Henry Goldblume
Taurean Blacque
Neal Washington
Kiel Martin
Johnny "J.D." LaRue
Steven Bochco
Steven Bochco
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Series Details

TV Network: NBC
Premiere Date: Jan 15, 1981
Genre: Drama
Executive Producers: Steven Bochco, Michael Kozoll
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