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Hill Street Blues

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Steven Bochco's landmark ensemble crime drama was an often electrifying mix of realism and humor within continuing storylines (in an unnamed big city), paving the way for gritty successors like `NYPD Blue' and `Homicide: Life on the Street.' `Hill Street B (more…)

Premiered: January 15, 1981

Rating: TV-14

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Season 6, Episode 9 What Are Friends For?

First Aired: December 5, 1985

A mental patient whom Buntz put away escapes, and has Buntz right where he wants him---with a gun to his head; a former pro-baseball player (James Whitmore Jr.) is busted for drunken driving and cocaine possession; Belker investigates a shelter selling stray dogs to research labs. Steele: Steve Eastin. Robin Tataglia: Lisa Sutton. Buntz: Dennis Franz.