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Posted Tuesday 1/08/19 at 7:27PM EST
NYPD Blue alums Kim Delaney and Bill Brochtrup board ABC's reboot pilot
They'll reprise their respective roles as Det. Diane Russell and PPA John Irvin.
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 12:48AM EDT
TV composer Mike Post recalls trying to talk Steven Bochco out of doing Cop Rock
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Post -- who helped create the theme songs for Law & Order, The A-Team, The Rockford Files, NYPD Blue, Quantum Leap and Hill Street Blues -- remembered Bochco pitching him on the 1990 ABC singing cops series. "Don't" do it, Post recalls telling Bochco. "'No, Steven, I’m telling you this is too hard. This is too f*cking hard!' I said to him, 'America is not ready for the cops singing. They’re not ready for that.'" Reflecting on his work on Cop Rock, Post says: "It was a ballbuster, but in weird ways I was proud of it. People either loved it or hated it."
- L.A. Law's Jill Eikenberry remembers Bochco supporting her when she was diagnosed with breast cancer after filming the pilot
- Dick Wolf recalls meeting Bochco when he was 5 years old -- and working for him 30 years later on Hill Street Blues
- Hill Street Blues star Daniel J. Travanti: "When he hugged you, it was like he was putting a cloak over you"
- Blair Underwood recalls Bochco casting him in his first star vehicle, City of Angels, after L.A. Law
- NYPD Blue's Bill Brochtrup says Bochco was ahead of his time in his portrayal of gay characters
- NYPD Blue's Sharon Lawrence calls Bochco a champion for women: "When Steven saw that there weren’t enough females in the pilot, he shifted the gender"