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Bochco got his start as a writer and story editor for Creator/{{Universal}} Pictures. In 1978, he was hired by [[Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow MTM]] [[Series/WKRPInCincinatti Enterprises]], where he began working a producer. His first big hit came in 1981 by co-creating, writing and producing the police drama ''Series/HillStreetBlues''. The show received acclaim for it’s innovations (having story arcs rather than being purely episodic as well as having a large regular ensemble case) with the TV drama and won numerous awards. He was fired from MTM, though, after his sports comedy-drama ''Bay City Blues'' got cancelled after 4 episodes aired (4 more aired afterwards). He then moved to Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox and co-created ''Series/LALaw'', which was also an acclaimed series. During production of that show, he met Creator/DavidEKelley, who was then a writer, and the two would co-create ''Series/DoogieHowserMD'' together before they went their separate ways.

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Bochco got his start as a writer and story editor for Creator/{{Universal}} Pictures. In 1978, he was hired by [[Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow MTM]] [[Series/WKRPInCincinatti Enterprises]], where he began working a producer. His first big hit came in 1981 by co-creating, writing and producing the police drama ''Series/HillStreetBlues''. The show received acclaim for it’s innovations (having story arcs rather than being purely episodic as well as having a large regular ensemble case) cast) with the TV drama and won numerous awards. He was fired from MTM, though, after his sports comedy-drama ''Bay City Blues'' got cancelled after 4 episodes aired (4 more aired afterwards). He then moved to Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox and co-created ''Series/LALaw'', which was also an acclaimed series. During production of that show, he met Creator/DavidEKelley, who was then a writer, and the two would co-create ''Series/DoogieHowserMD'' together before they went their separate ways.


Bochco got his start as a writer and story editor for Universal Pictures. In 1978, he was hired by MTM Enterprises where he began working a producer. His first big hit came in 1981 by co-creating, writing and producing the police drama ''Series/HillStreetBlues''. The show received acclaim for it’s innovations (having story arcs rather than being purely episodic as well as having a large regular ensemble case) with the TV drama and won numerous awards. He fired from MTM though after his sports comedy-drama ''Bay City Blues'' got cancelled after 4 episodes aired (4 more aired afterwards). He then moved to Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox and co-created ''Series/LALaw'' which was also an acclaimed series. During production of that show, he met Creator/DavidEKelley, who was then a writer, and the two would co-create ''Series/DoogieHowserMD'' together before they went their separate ways.

In 1987, Bochco signed a 8 year deal with Creator/{{ABC}} where he agreed to produce 10 shows. It had flops like ''Series/CopRock'', a musical cop show but it also had hits like ''Series/NYPDBlue'', which ran for 12 seasons and help popularize the anti-hero protagonist that would become more prevalent in the media as the show aired. While short-lived, he made an influential show during this period called ''Series/MurderOne'' which, rather than having one case per episode, would instead see a case being investigation throughout the whole season, predating the concept in shows like ''Series/TwentyFour'' and various cable/streaming crime shows. He produced other shows for the network but they tended to be lucky to last more than one season even though a couple got critical praise.

Bochco got involved in internet tv through a show called ''Café Confidential'' which consisted of forty four one minute episodes which each featured unscripted confessions by members of the public. He produced another legal drama ''Series/RaisingTheBar'', for Creator/{{TNT}} but it was cancelled in its second season. His final show was the detective anthology ''Series/MurderInTheFirst'' for TNT which lasted 3 seasons before getting canceled. He was diagnosed with leukemia around the time the series began and he would later die from the disease in 2018.

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Bochco got his start as a writer and story editor for Universal Creator/{{Universal}} Pictures. In 1978, he was hired by MTM Enterprises [[Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow MTM]] [[Series/WKRPInCincinatti Enterprises]], where he began working a producer. His first big hit came in 1981 by co-creating, writing and producing the police drama ''Series/HillStreetBlues''. The show received acclaim for it’s innovations (having story arcs rather than being purely episodic as well as having a large regular ensemble case) with the TV drama and won numerous awards. He was fired from MTM though MTM, though, after his sports comedy-drama ''Bay City Blues'' got cancelled after 4 episodes aired (4 more aired afterwards). He then moved to Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox and co-created ''Series/LALaw'' ''Series/LALaw'', which was also an acclaimed series. During production of that show, he met Creator/DavidEKelley, who was then a writer, and the two would co-create ''Series/DoogieHowserMD'' together before they went their separate ways.

In 1987, Bochco signed a 8 year deal with Creator/{{ABC}} Creator/{{ABC}}, where he agreed to produce 10 shows. It had flops like ''Series/CopRock'', a musical cop show show, but it also had hits like ''Series/NYPDBlue'', which ran for 12 seasons and help popularize the anti-hero protagonist that would become more prevalent in the media as as, and after, the show aired. While short-lived, he made an influential show during this period called ''Series/MurderOne'' which, rather than having one case per episode, would instead see a case being investigation throughout the whole season, predating the concept in shows like ''Series/TwentyFour'' and various cable/streaming crime shows. He produced other shows for the network network, but they tended to be lucky to last more than one season season, even though a couple got critical praise.

Bochco got involved in internet tv TV through a show called ''Café Confidential'' Confidential'', which consisted of forty four one minute episodes which 44 one-minute episodes, each featured featuring unscripted confessions by members of the public. He produced another legal drama drama, ''Series/RaisingTheBar'', for Creator/{{TNT}} Creator/{{TNT}}, but it was cancelled in its second season. His final show was the detective anthology ''Series/MurderInTheFirst'' for TNT TNT, which lasted 3 seasons before getting canceled. cancelled. He was diagnosed with leukemia around the time the series began began, and he would later die from the disease in 2018.



!!Shows that Bochco created or produced with tvtrope pages include:

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* ''WesternAnimation/CapitolCritters'' (1992)

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* ''WesternAnimation/CapitolCritters'' (1992)(1992; co-production with Creator/HannaBarbera)


* GenreRoulette: While his career heavily focused on either cop, lawyer or medical dramas, he had done work in other TV genres like [[TheMusical musical]] (''Cop Rock''), a {{Sitcom}} (Public Morals) and an action/war series (Over There).

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* GenreRoulette: While his career heavily focused on either cop, lawyer or medical dramas, he had done work in other TV genres like [[TheMusical musical]] (''Cop Rock''), a {{Sitcom}} (Public Morals) (''Public Morals'') and an action/war series (Over There).(''Over There'').


Steven Ronald Bochco (December 16 1943 – April 1, 2018) was a television producer and writer. His best known work tended to be dramas that are set in a workplace, particularly some sort of legal setting, though he worked in different genres throughout his career. Many credit him with redefining the structure of tv dramas.

Bochco got his start as a writer and story editor for Universal Pictures. In 1978, he was hired by MTM Enterprises where he began working a producer. His first big hit came in 1981 by co-creating, writing and producing the police drama Series/HillStreetBlues. The show received acclaim for it’s innovations (having story arcs rather than being purely episodic as well as having a large regular ensemble case) with the tv drama and won numerous awards. He fired from MTM though after his sports comedy-drama ‘’Bay City Blues’’ got cancelled after 4 episodes aired (4 more aired afterwards). He then moved to Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox and co-created Series/LALaw which was also an acclaimed series. During production of that show, he met Creator/DavidEKelley, who was then a writer, and the two would co-create Series/DoogieHowserMD together before they went their separate ways.

In 1987, Bochco signed a 8 year deal with Creator/{{ABC}} where he agreed to produce 10 shows. It had flops like Series/CopRock, a musical cop show but it also had hits like Series/NYPDBlue, which ran for 12 seasons and help popularize the anti-hero protagonist that would become more prevalent in the media as the show aired. While short-lived, he made an influential show during this period called Series/MurderOne which, rather than having one case per episode, would instead see a case being investigation throughout the whole season, predating the concept in shows like Series/TwentyFour and various cable/streaming crime shows. He produced other shows for the network but they tended to be lucky to last more than one season even though a couple got critical praise.

Bochco got involved in internet tv through a show called Café Confidential which consisted of 44 1 minute episodes which each featured unscripted confessions by members of the public. He produced another legal drama Series/RaisingTheBar, for Creator/{{TNT}} but it was cancelled in its second season. His final show was the detective anthology Series/MurderInTheFirst for TNT which lasted 3 seasons before getting canceled. He was diagnosed with leukemia around the time the series began and he would later die from the disease in 2018.

Bochco received several awards in his lifetime including 10 Emmys and 4 Peabody awards. He received the TV Writing Achievement award from the Writers Guild of America and he was inducted in the Television Hall of Fame in 1996.

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Steven Ronald Bochco (December 16 1943 – April 1, 2018) was a television producer and writer. His best known work tended to be dramas that are set in a workplace, particularly some sort of legal setting, though he worked in different genres throughout his career. Many credit him with redefining the structure of tv TV dramas.

Bochco got his start as a writer and story editor for Universal Pictures. In 1978, he was hired by MTM Enterprises where he began working a producer. His first big hit came in 1981 by co-creating, writing and producing the police drama Series/HillStreetBlues. ''Series/HillStreetBlues''. The show received acclaim for it’s innovations (having story arcs rather than being purely episodic as well as having a large regular ensemble case) with the tv TV drama and won numerous awards. He fired from MTM though after his sports comedy-drama ‘’Bay ''Bay City Blues’’ Blues'' got cancelled after 4 episodes aired (4 more aired afterwards). He then moved to Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox and co-created Series/LALaw ''Series/LALaw'' which was also an acclaimed series. During production of that show, he met Creator/DavidEKelley, who was then a writer, and the two would co-create Series/DoogieHowserMD ''Series/DoogieHowserMD'' together before they went their separate ways.

In 1987, Bochco signed a 8 year deal with Creator/{{ABC}} where he agreed to produce 10 shows. It had flops like Series/CopRock, ''Series/CopRock'', a musical cop show but it also had hits like Series/NYPDBlue, ''Series/NYPDBlue'', which ran for 12 seasons and help popularize the anti-hero protagonist that would become more prevalent in the media as the show aired. While short-lived, he made an influential show during this period called Series/MurderOne ''Series/MurderOne'' which, rather than having one case per episode, would instead see a case being investigation throughout the whole season, predating the concept in shows like Series/TwentyFour ''Series/TwentyFour'' and various cable/streaming crime shows. He produced other shows for the network but they tended to be lucky to last more than one season even though a couple got critical praise.

Bochco got involved in internet tv through a show called Café Confidential ''Café Confidential'' which consisted of 44 1 forty four one minute episodes which each featured unscripted confessions by members of the public. He produced another legal drama Series/RaisingTheBar, ''Series/RaisingTheBar'', for Creator/{{TNT}} but it was cancelled in its second season. His final show was the detective anthology Series/MurderInTheFirst ''Series/MurderInTheFirst'' for TNT which lasted 3 seasons before getting canceled. He was diagnosed with leukemia around the time the series began and he would later die from the disease in 2018.

Bochco received several awards in his lifetime including 10 ten Emmys and 4 four Peabody awards. He received the TV Writing Achievement award from the Writers Guild of America and he was inducted in the Television Hall of Fame in 1996.



• Series/HillStreetBlues (1981-1987)

• Series/LALaw (1986-1994)

• Series/DoogieHowserMD (1989-1993)

• Series/CopRock (1990)

• WesternAnimation/CapitolCritters (1992)

• Series/NYPDBlue (1993-2005)

• Series/MurderOne (1995-1997)

• Series/BrooklynSouth (1997-1998)

• Series/RaisingTheBar (2008-2009)

• Series/MurderInTheFirst (2014-2016)

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• Series/HillStreetBlues (1981-1987)

• Series/LALaw (1986-1994)

• Series/DoogieHowserMD (1989-1993)

• Series/CopRock (1990)

• WesternAnimation/CapitolCritters (1992)

• Series/NYPDBlue (1993-2005)

• Series/MurderOne (1995-1997)

• Series/BrooklynSouth (1997-1998)

• Series/RaisingTheBar (2008-2009)

• Series/MurderInTheFirst

* ''Series/HillStreetBlues'' (1981-1987)
* ''Series/LALaw'' (1986-1994)
* ''Series/DoogieHowserMD'' (1989-1993)
* ''Series/CopRock'' (1990)
* ''WesternAnimation/CapitolCritters'' (1992)
* ''Series/NYPDBlue'' (1993-2005)
* ''Series/MurderOne'' (1995-1997)
* ''Series/BrooklynSouth'' (1997-1998)
* ''Series/RaisingTheBar'' (2008-2009)
* ''Series/MurderInTheFirst''
(2014-2016)



* AcclaimedFlop: A couple of his shows (Hooperman and Murder One) had received critical praise but wouldn’t survive past season 2 if they were lucky enough to get a second season in the first place. Hill Street Blues started out as this as it's first season had poor ratings despite positive reviews though it did gradually pick up steam.

* CopShow: Hill Street Blues, Cop Rock and NYPD Blue

* {{Dramedy}}: Hooperman and Doogie Howser, MD which where not too dramatic to be full on drama like Hill Street Blues but at the same time toned down key tropes (like laugh track) present in many comedy shows. The term was even coined in response to those shows.

* GenreRoulette: While his career heavily focused on either cop, lawyer or medical dramas, he had done work in other tv genres like [[TheMusical musical]] (cop rock), a {{Sitcom}} (Public Morals) and an action/war series (Over There).

* MedicalDrama: Doogie Howser M.D and City of Angels

* LawProcedural: L.A. Law was his most successful in this genre though he had others like Murder One, Philly and Raising the Bar

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* AcclaimedFlop: A couple of his shows (Hooperman (''Hooperman'' and Murder One) ''Murder One'') had received critical praise but wouldn’t survive past season 2 if they were lucky enough to get a second season in the first place. Hill ''Hill Street Blues Blues'' started out as this as it's first season had poor ratings despite positive reviews though it did gradually pick up steam.

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* CopShow: Hill ''Hill Street Blues, Cop Rock Blues'', ''Cop Rock'' and NYPD Blue

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* {{Dramedy}}: Hooperman ''Hooperman'' and Doogie ''Doogie Howser, MD MD'' which where not too dramatic to be full on drama like Hill Street Blues but at the same time toned down key tropes (like laugh track) present in many comedy shows. The term was even coined in response to those shows.

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* GenreRoulette: While his career heavily focused on either cop, lawyer or medical dramas, he had done work in other tv TV genres like [[TheMusical musical]] (cop rock), (''Cop Rock''), a {{Sitcom}} (Public Morals) and an action/war series (Over There).

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* MedicalDrama: Doogie Howser ''Doogie Howser, M.D D'' and City ''City of Angels

Angels''.
* LawProcedural: L.''L.A. Law Law'' was his most successful in this genre though he had others like Murder One, Philly ''Murder One'', ''Philly'' and Raising ''Raising the Bar
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* StoryArc: He helped popularize this trope in tv dramas. Whereas many dramas before him were chiefly episodic, Bochco’s shows often contained stories that would last through several episodes.

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* {{Dramedy}}: Hooperman and Doogie Howser, MD which where not too dramatic to be full on drama like Blues hills but at the same time toned down key tropes (like laugh track) present in many comedy shows. The term was even coined in response to those shows.

* GenreRoulette: while his career heavily focused on either cop, lawyer or medical dramas, he had done work in other tv genres like [[TheMusical musical]] (cop rock), a {{Sitcom}} (Public Morals) and an action/war series (over there).

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* {{Dramedy}}: Hooperman and Doogie Howser, MD which where not too dramatic to be full on drama like Hill Street Blues hills but at the same time toned down key tropes (like laugh track) present in many comedy shows. The term was even coined in response to those shows.

* GenreRoulette: while While his career heavily focused on either cop, lawyer or medical dramas, he had done work in other tv genres like [[TheMusical musical]] (cop rock), a {{Sitcom}} (Public Morals) and an action/war series (over there).
(Over There).



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: He was famous for making TV shows that had a large ensemble cast, including ''Series/LALaw'', ''Series/HillStreetBlues'' and ''Series/CopRock''.

* PoliceProcedural: His cop shows tended to mix emphasis on both of the character’s personal lives and professional lives

* StoryArc: He helped popularize this trope in tv dramas. Whereas many dramas before him were chiefly episodic, Bochco’s shows often stories that last through several episodes.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: He was famous for making TV shows that had a regular large ensemble cast, including ''Series/LALaw'', ''Series/HillStreetBlues'' and ''Series/CopRock''.

* PoliceProcedural: His cop shows tended to mix emphasis on both of the character’s personal lives and professional lives

lives.

* StoryArc: He helped popularize this trope in tv dramas. Whereas many dramas before him were chiefly episodic, Bochco’s shows often contained stories that would last through several episodes.


Bochco got involved in internet tv through a show called Café Confidential which consisted of 44 1 minute episodes which each featured unscripted confessions by members of the public. He produced another legal drama Series/RaisingTheBar, for Creator/{{TNT}} but it was cancelled in its second season. His final show was the detective anthology Series/MurderInTheFirst for TNT which lasted 3 seasons before getting canceled. He was diagnosed with leukemia around the time the series began and he would later die from the diseases in 2018.

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Bochco got involved in internet tv through a show called Café Confidential which consisted of 44 1 minute episodes which each featured unscripted confessions by members of the public. He produced another legal drama Series/RaisingTheBar, for Creator/{{TNT}} but it was cancelled in its second season. His final show was the detective anthology Series/MurderInTheFirst for TNT which lasted 3 seasons before getting canceled. He was diagnosed with leukemia around the time the series began and he would later die from the diseases disease in 2018.


* StoryArc: He helped popularize these trope in tv dramas. Whereas many dramas before him were chiefly episodic, Bochco’s shows often stories that last through several episodes.

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* StoryArc: He helped popularize these this trope in tv dramas. Whereas many dramas before him were chiefly episodic, Bochco’s shows often stories that last through several episodes.


* AcclaimedFlop: A couple of his shows (Hooperman and Murder One) had received critical praise but wouldn’t survive past season 2 if they were lucky enough to get a second season in the first place. Hill Street Blues started out as this as it's first season had poor ratings despite positive reviews though it did gradually pick up steam late.

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* AcclaimedFlop: A couple of his shows (Hooperman and Murder One) had received critical praise but wouldn’t survive past season 2 if they were lucky enough to get a second season in the first place. Hill Street Blues started out as this as it's first season had poor ratings despite positive reviews though it did gradually pick up steam late.
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: He was famous for making TV shows that had a large ensemble cast, including ''Series/LALaw'', ''Series/HillStreetBlues'' and ''Series/CopRock''.


* GenreRoulette: while his career heavily focused on either cop, lawyer or medical dramas, he had done work in other tv genres like [[TheMusical musical]] (cop rock), a Sitcom (Public Morals) and an action/war series (over there).

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* GenreRoulette: while his career heavily focused on either cop, lawyer or medical dramas, he had done work in other tv genres like [[TheMusical musical]] (cop rock), a Sitcom {{Sitcom}} (Public Morals) and an action/war series (over there).


* GenreRoulette: while his career heavily focused on either cop, lawyer or medical dramas, he had done work in other tv genres like the musical (cop rock), a sitcom and an action/war series (over there).

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* GenreRoulette: while his career heavily focused on either cop, lawyer or medical dramas, he had done work in other tv genres like the musical [[TheMusical musical]] (cop rock), a sitcom Sitcom (Public Morals) and an action/war series (over there).

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Steven Ronald Bochco (December 16 1943 – April 1, 2018) was a television producer and writer. His best known work tended to be dramas that are set in a workplace, particularly some sort of legal setting, though he worked in different genres throughout his career. Many credit him with redefining the structure of tv dramas.

Bochco got his start as a writer and story editor for Universal Pictures. In 1978, he was hired by MTM Enterprises where he began working a producer. His first big hit came in 1981 by co-creating, writing and producing the police drama Series/HillStreetBlues. The show received acclaim for it’s innovations (having story arcs rather than being purely episodic as well as having a large regular ensemble case) with the tv drama and won numerous awards. He fired from MTM though after his sports comedy-drama ‘’Bay City Blues’’ got cancelled after 4 episodes aired (4 more aired afterwards). He then moved to Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox and co-created Series/LALaw which was also an acclaimed series. During production of that show, he met Creator/DavidEKelley, who was then a writer, and the two would co-create Series/DoogieHowserMD together before they went their separate ways.

In 1987, Bochco signed a 8 year deal with Creator/{{ABC}} where he agreed to produce 10 shows. It had flops like Series/CopRock, a musical cop show but it also had hits like Series/NYPDBlue, which ran for 12 seasons and help popularize the anti-hero protagonist that would become more prevalent in the media as the show aired. While short-lived, he made an influential show during this period called Series/MurderOne which, rather than having one case per episode, would instead see a case being investigation throughout the whole season, predating the concept in shows like Series/TwentyFour and various cable/streaming crime shows. He produced other shows for the network but they tended to be lucky to last more than one season even though a couple got critical praise.

Bochco got involved in internet tv through a show called Café Confidential which consisted of 44 1 minute episodes which each featured unscripted confessions by members of the public. He produced another legal drama Series/RaisingTheBar, for Creator/{{TNT}} but it was cancelled in its second season. His final show was the detective anthology Series/MurderInTheFirst for TNT which lasted 3 seasons before getting canceled. He was diagnosed with leukemia around the time the series began and he would later die from the diseases in 2018.

Bochco received several awards in his lifetime including 10 Emmys and 4 Peabody awards. He received the TV Writing Achievement award from the Writers Guild of America and he was inducted in the Television Hall of Fame in 1996.

!!Shows that Bochco created or produced with tvtrope pages include:
• Series/HillStreetBlues (1981-1987)

• Series/LALaw (1986-1994)

• Series/DoogieHowserMD (1989-1993)

• Series/CopRock (1990)

• WesternAnimation/CapitolCritters (1992)

• Series/NYPDBlue (1993-2005)

• Series/MurderOne (1995-1997)

• Series/BrooklynSouth (1997-1998)

• Series/RaisingTheBar (2008-2009)

• Series/MurderInTheFirst (2014-2016)

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!!Bochco’s work included these tropes:

* AcclaimedFlop: A couple of his shows (Hooperman and Murder One) had received critical praise but wouldn’t survive past season 2 if they were lucky enough to get a second season in the first place. Hill Street Blues started out as this as it's first season had poor ratings despite positive reviews though it did gradually pick up steam late.

* CopShow: Hill Street Blues, Cop Rock and NYPD Blue

* {{Dramedy}}: Hooperman and Doogie Howser, MD which where not too dramatic to be full on drama like Blues hills but at the same time toned down key tropes (like laugh track) present in many comedy shows. The term was even coined in response to those shows.

* GenreRoulette: while his career heavily focused on either cop, lawyer or medical dramas, he had done work in other tv genres like the musical (cop rock), a sitcom and an action/war series (over there).

* MedicalDrama: Doogie Howser M.D and City of Angels

* LawProcedural: L.A. Law was his most successful in this genre though he had others like Murder One, Philly and Raising the Bar

* PoliceProcedural: His cop shows tended to mix emphasis on both of the character’s personal lives and professional lives

* StoryArc: He helped popularize these trope in tv dramas. Whereas many dramas before him were chiefly episodic, Bochco’s shows often stories that last through several episodes.

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