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 7, Episode 3 The Best Defense

First Aired: October 16, 1986

Howard is demoted; Joyce tries to mediate between the public defenders and city council; the murder suspect Belker arrests will deal only with Joyce; Buntz and Henry pursue a felon inadvertently released. Patrick Flaherty: Robert Clohessy. Tina Russo: Megan Gallagher. Joyce: Veronica Hamel. Belker: Bruce Weitz.

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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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