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Don't expect to see former NYPD Blue cop Kim Delaney back on the beat next season — despite the recent cancellation of her ABC star vehicle Philly. "I love Kim, obviously, but in the reality of how [Blue] has evolved, I don't think that it's a right fit anymore," Steven Bochco, the exec producer of both Blue and Philly, admits to TV Guide Online. Delaney — who left Blue last year to star in Philly — had a contractual agreement with ABC stipulating that if Philly got the ax after only 13 episodes, she would return to Blue for the remainder of the just-concluded TV season. But Philly lasted for 21 episodes, "so there's no obligation there," Bochco points out.

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Don't expect to see former NYPD Blue cop Kim Delaney back on the beat next season — despite the recent cancellation of her ABC star vehicle Philly. "I love Kim, obviously, but in the reality of how [Blue] has evolved, I don't think that it's a right fit anymore," Steven Bochco, the exec producer of both Blue and Philly, admits to TV Guide Online. Delaney — who left Blue last year to star in Philly — had a contractual agreement with ABC stipulating that if Philly got the ax after only 13 episodes, she would return to Blue for the remainder of the just-concluded TV season. But Philly lasted for 21 episodes, "so there's no obligation there," Bochco points out.