TV Series created by Steven Bochco
Murder In The First
This suspenseful and intriguing crime drama will intimately dissect a single murder case over an entire season, from the commitment of the crime through the investigation, arrest and trial.
Raising the Bar
A group of young lawyer friends and former law school classmates find themselves on opposing sides in this fresh legal drama on TNT.
"Over There" is a dramatic show about a sergeant and his platoon stationed in Iraq and how the lives of their families are affected at home.
The lead character, New York Detective Jim Dunbar, was blinded in a shootout when his partner failed to cover him. He could have retired with a full pension after his injury, but instead fought to remain on the job determined to prove he still has what it takes and be an asset.
Each week viewers see the gritty reality of life in a New York City Police unit as the officers go about their work with a grim determination.
The series focused on the lives and cases of New York City divorce attorneys. It had a famously misanthropic opening credits sequence; in it, romantic photo albums were shown as the voice track played couples ripping into each other in court, as each of the show's principal attorneys interrogated them, one by one, on the stand.
Cop Rock attempted to combine police procedural with musical theatre, the former a genre in which Bochco had already been very successful with Hill Street Blues. The series centered on the LAPD and featured an ensemble cast that mixed musical numbers and choreography throughout storylines. For example, one courtroom scene in the pilot episode had the jury break into song, proclaiming their verdict on the defendant ("He's Guilty") Gospel-style. Another episode had a lineup of Hispanic suspects proclaim in song "We're the local color with the coppertone skin / And you treat us like we're guilty of some terrible sin."
Doogie Howser, M.D.
"Doogie Howser" showed the coming of age of a teenage genius who was a board-certified surgeon by the time he was 16.
Legal drama depicting the lives of workers in a Los Angeles law firm, from the court rooms to their personal lives.
Hill Street Blues
A gritty, realistic look at the life of cops in a large metropolitan city.