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Steven Bochco produces new police drama, 'Murder in the First'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Veteran producer of "NYPD Blue" and "Cop Rock" Steven Bochco said he is returning to police drama with the new TNT series "Murder in the First."

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Taye Diggs, Kathleen Robertson to star in TNT drama

Taye Diggs, Kathleen Robertson to star in TNT drama

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- TNT announced Thursday it has ordered 10 episodes of "Murder in the First," a San Francisco-set drama series starring Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 16, 2011.
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Report: TNT cancels 'Raising the Bar'

Report: TNT cancels 'Raising the Bar'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- TNT has opted not to renew its U.S. legal drama "Raising the Bar" for a third season, a network representative told E! News.
TNT: 7.7M watched 'Bar' premiere

TNT: 7.7M watched 'Bar' premiere

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- An estimated 7.7 million viewers tuned in to see the premiere of the new U.S. drama series "Raising the Bar" Monday, TNT announced.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007.
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'NYPD Blue' creator moving to the Web

CHICAGO, March 19 (UPI) -- U.S. TV writer and producer Steven Bochco, noting the shift in 20-something's viewing habits from TV to the Web, said he's going where the viewers are.

A&E Network set to embrace dramatic side

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Taking a break from acquiring TV series and producing reality series, the A&E cable network is set to add a slate of original dramas to its U.S. lineup.

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UPI almanac for Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006.
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Today is Friday, Dec. 16, the 350th day of 2005 with 15 to follow.
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Google to offer free TV archive videos

MOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Google said Wednesday it will be working to provide free viewing of interviews with Hollywood celebrities.

Mark Tinker joins 'Deadwood' team

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Veteran TV producer Mark Tinker has joined the team of HBO's "Deadwood" as executive producer and director.

Bochco takes over 'Commander in Chief'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Veteran producer Steven Bochco has taken over the helm of ABC TV's drama "Commander in Chief," it was reported Friday.
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Steven Ronald Bochco (born December 16, 1943) is a US television producer and writer. He has developed a number of popular television hits including Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, and NYPD Blue, as well as some notable flops such as Cop Rock.

Bochco was born in New York City, the son of Mimi, a painter, and Rudolph Bochco, a concert violinist. He was educated in Manhattan at the High School of Music and Art. His elder sister is actress Joanna Frank. In 1961, he enrolled at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (after merging with the Mellon Institute in 1967 known as Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh to study playwriting and theater. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Theater in 1966, having also had an MCA Writing Fellowship.

Bochco went to work for Universal Pictures as a writer and then story editor on Ironside, Columbo, McMillan & Wife and the short-lived Lorne Greene and Ben Murphy series, Griff, as well as Delvecchio and The Invisible Man. He wrote the screenplay for the 1968 TV movie The Counterfeit Killer and worked on Silent Running (1972) and Double Indemnity (1973). He left Universal in 1978 to go to MTM Enterprises where he had greater scope for producing. His first effort there was the short-lived CBS police drama Paris, notable as the first show on which James Earl Jones played a lead role.

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