Steven Bochno is at it again.
ABC has bought Legal Affairs, a legal drama from the man behind L.A. Law, NYPD Blue and Raising the Bar.
In the drama written by Bochco and Jonathan Abrahams...
Gary Basaraba will be putting on a cop's uniform once again for a guest spot on Blue Bloods, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Check out photos of the Blue Bloods cast
Basaraba, who starred as a police officer on both Steven Bochco's Brooklyn South and NBC's short-lived Boomtown, will play Jimmy, a former partner of Tom Selleck's Commissioner Frank Reagan. As we first reported, Jimmy once saved Frank's life and vice versa.
When the two reconnect, Jimmy hopes to capitalize on the friendship and asks Commissioner Reagan for a promotion to commander...
Broadcast networks aren't the only ones with a bad case of the Mondays. On the heels of the news that CBS has canceled its freshman medical drama, Three Rivers, TNT announced the cancellation of Raising the Bar.
CBS pulls the plug on Three Rivers
The legal drama, starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, kicked off big in 2008, drawing in 7.7 million viewers. The second-season premiere, however, earned only 3.8 million viewers.
"Everyone at TNT had a great experience working on Raising the Bar with Steven Bochco and the rest of the show's terrific cast and crew," a rep for the network said...
Posted by JennieO...Jeers to TNT for its over-the-top overpromotion of Steven Bochco's tepid "new" series Raising the Bar. And many more jeers to Mr. Bochco himself for hiring third-graders to rewrite discarded Hill Street Blues episodes to bring them into the late '80s. That he is misusing such a talented cast so badly, and obviously not allowing any barbers on the set, is terribly sad. I hope this show goes swiftly into that dark night. Share your own raves and rants about other shows on the Reader Cheers & Jeers discussion board. We may feature your Cheer or Jeer on TVGuide.com or in TV Guide magazine!
The man who gave TV such memorable dramas as Hill Street Blues and LA Law has a new story to tell It involves a group of stalwart public defenders led by Mark-Paul Gosselaar Saved By the Bell and Gloria Rueben ER and the other legal types including Malcolm mom Jane Kaczmarek as a judge to be reckoned with who inhabit their world Does TNTs Raising the Bar premiering tonight at 10 pmET fill a need that TV viewers may not realize they have TVGuidecom invited Steven Bochco to preview his new drama Matt MitovichTVGuidecom Whenever the idea for a new legal drama pops into your head and I have to imagine that happens every now and again do you ever think Does TV really need another one Is there anything new we can do here stillSteven Bochco Absolutely First of all I dont think that there are a lot of legal dramas on television A lot of what passes these days for legal drama and historically what has passed for le