TV Series created by William M. Finkelstein
Brooklyn South
CBS,

1997

| Drama

An American ensemble police drama series following the life of police officers from the 74th Precinct in southern Brooklyn, New York City.Co-created by Steven Bochco (NYPD Blue) it was the first debut TV program to earn a "mature" rating.


Civil Wars
ABC,

1991

| Drama

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
ABC,

1990

| Drama

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."