Hill Street Blues

  • 1981
  • TV Show
  • TV-14

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 Blues' copped more than two dozen Emmys, eight in its rookie season. With its gripping stories and c (more…)

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Season 3, Episode 12 Santaclaustrophobia

First Aired: December 16, 1982

On Christmas Eve, Washington's guilt over shooting a bystander surfaces; Hill's cash-poor father (James McEachin) pays a visit; Belker's Santa Claus cover is blown by a pesky street kid. Taurean Blacque, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz. Hill: Michael Warren.

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  • Premiered: January 15, 1981
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Premise: 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)

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