Police series took a major leap forward with ABC's gritty, semi-documentary "The Naked City," which aired from 1958 to '63 and centered on the detectives of the NYPD's 65th Precinct. Shot on location in New York, the series was based on the 1948 film of the same name. Image Entertainment recently released the entire series on a 29-disc DVD set. James Franciscus, John McIntire, Horace McMahon and Paul Burke were among its regulars. The show featured many up-and-coming actors, including Robert Redford, Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman. Each episode began with the narrator stating: "There are 8 million stories in the Naked City. This has been one of them."
Pictured: Paul Burke and Nancy Malone in "Naked City."