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Hill Street Blues (tv program)

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  • Emmy Countdown: Changing TV Models Put a Price on Prestige

    For years, the popular response to the Emmys from network executives was that they were nice - an ego stroke to the talent, but inconsequential to the bottom line. Sure, there was that period in the '80s when NBC parlayed awards for shows like "Hill Street Blues" into audience boosts, but that had more to do with "The Cosby Show" helping lift all boats than people responding to awards.
  • Tommy John surgery is becoming just part of the game

    It is not unusual for a kid to decide he has no interest in going into the family business. It is a bit different for Lucas Giolito, who turned his back on Hollywood and still might come out ahead in the departments of fame and fortune. His grandfather,...

    'Hill Street Blues' paved the way for today's golden era of TV drama

    The ambitious police drama seemed doomed even before it hit the NBC airwaves on Jan. 15, 1981. Test audiences were unimpressed by the gritty pilot that focused on the personal and professional struggles of police officers working in a crime-ridden urban...

    'Hill Street Blues' defined TV sophistication

    Hill Street Blues: The Complete Series Shout! Factory, $199.99 For seven seasons between 1981 and 1987, "Hill Street Blues" helped define how sophisticated TV drama could be, telling fast-paced, blackly comic stories about jaded lawmen and vicious...

    PASSINGS: Abby Singer

    Abby Singer Production manager dies at 96 Abby Singer, 96, a famed production manager whose name became synonymous for the next-to-last shot of the day, died Thursday in Los Angeles, according to his daughter, Jo Ann Singer. He had cancer. The...