Hill Street Blues

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  • TV-14
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1981
Hill Street Blues is an American serial police drama that aired on NBC in primetime from 1981 to 1987 for 146 episodes. The show chronicled the lives of the staff of a single police station located on the fictional Hill Street, in an unnamed large... read more
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Hill Street Blues is an American serial police drama that aired on NBC in primetime from 1981 to 1987 for 146 episodes. The show chronicled the lives of the staff of a single police station located on the fictional Hill Street, in an unnamed large city, with "blues" being a slang term for police officers for their blue uniforms. The show received critical acclaim, and its production innovations influenced many subsequent dramatic television series produced in the United States and Canada. Its debut season was rewarded with eight Emmy Awards, a debut season record surpassed only by The West Wing. The show received 98 Emmy nominations during its run.

Original Release

01/15/1981 on NBC

Cast

Veronica Hamel Joyce Davenport
Charles Haid Officer Andrew Renko
Michael Warren Officer Bobby Hill
Taurean Blacque Det. Neal Washington
Bruce Weitz Sgt. Mick Belker
Daniel J. Travanti Capt. Frank Furillo
Kiel Martin Officer J.D. LaRue
Barbara Bosson Fay Furillo
Barbara Babcock Grace Gardner
James Sikking Lt. Howard Hunter
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Suitcase Thursday, 02 October 1986
2 A Case of Klapp Thursday, 09 October 1986
3 The Best Defense Thursday, 16 October 1986
4 Bald Ambition Thursday, 30 October 1986
5 I Come on My Knees Thursday, 06 November 1986
6 Say Uncle Thursday, 13 November 1986
7 Amazing Grace Thursday, 27 November 1986
8 Falling from Grace Tuesday, 02 December 1986
9 Fathers and Guns Tuesday, 09 December 1986
10 More Skinned Against Than Skinning Tuesday, 23 December 1986
11 She's So Fein Tuesday, 06 January 1987
12 A Wasted Weekend Tuesday, 13 January 1987
13 City of Refuse Tuesday, 20 January 1987
14 Der Roachenkavalier Tuesday, 03 February 1987
15 Norman Conquest Tuesday, 10 February 1987
16 Sorry Wrong Number Tuesday, 03 March 1987
17 The Cookie Crumbles Tuesday, 10 March 1987
18 Dogsbreath Afternoon Tuesday, 17 March 1987
19 Days of Swine and Roses Tuesday, 31 March 1987
20 The Runner Falls on His Kisser Tuesday, 07 April 1987
21 A Pound of Flesh Tuesday, 05 May 1987
22 It Ain't Over Till It's Over Tuesday, 12 May 1987
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Directors

Gregory Hoblit, Christian I. Nyby II, David Anspaugh, Rick Wallace, John Patterson, Thomas Carter, Gabrielle Beaumont, Georg Stanford Brown, Robert Butler, Scott Brazil, Stan Lathan, Jeff Bleckner, Corey Allen, Randa Haines, Arthur Allan Seidelman, Ben Bolt, Don Weis, Dale White, Arnold Laven, Alexander Singer, John D. Hancock, Bill Duke, Richard Compton, Lawrence Levy, David Rosenbloom, Ken Lavet, Jack Starrett, Bob Kelljan, Michael Switzer, Edwin Sherin, Robert C. Thompson, Rod Holcomb, Oz Scott, Mark Frost

Writers

Steven Bochco, Michael Kozoll, Jeffrey Lewis, David Milch, Michael I. Wagner, Mark Frost, Anthony Yerkovich, Jacob Epstein, Robert Ward, Karen Hall, Roger Director, Terry Curtis Fox, John Romano, David Black, Peter Silverman, Walon Green, Elia Katz, Dick Wolf, Jonathan Lemkin, Robert Crais, David Stenn, Alan Toy, Christian Williams, Lee David Zlotoff, Dennis Cooper, Darrell Ray, Steve Bello, Robert Schlitt, Jerry Patrick Brown, Brad Kern, John Mankiewicz, Marjorie David, Jeff Melvoin, Joseph Gunn, Robert Earll, Bill Taub, E. Jack Kaplan, Duncan Smith, Floyd Byars, George Goldsmith, Frank South, Phil Combest, Thom Thomas, Barry Jay Kaplan, Stanley N. Wellborn, John Litvack, Neil Eglash, Ron Koertge, Jerome Portman, John William See, Darrell Vienna, Robert Ward, Alan Rachins, Gregory Hoblit, Jody Worth, Russ Woody, David Mamet, Bob Woodward

Creators

Steven Bochco, Michael Kozoll

Cast

Veronica Hamel Joyce Davenport
Charles Haid Officer Andrew Renko
Michael Warren Officer Bobby Hill
Taurean Blacque Det. Neal Washington
Bruce Weitz Sgt. Mick Belker
Daniel J. Travanti Capt. Frank Furillo
Kiel Martin Officer J.D. LaRue
Barbara Bosson Fay Furillo
Barbara Babcock Grace Gardner
James Sikking Lt. Howard Hunter
Megan Gallagher
Robert Clohessy
Ed Marinaro Officer Joe Coffey
René Enríquez Lt. Ray Calletano
Joe Spano Lt. Henry Goldblume
Robert Hirschfeld Leo Schnitz
Michael Conrad Phil Esterhaus
Betty Thomas Sgt. Lucy Bates
Jon Cypher Chief Fletcher Daniels
Jon Cypher Fletcher Daniels

Producers

Steven Bochco Executive Producer
Gregory Hoblit Executive Producer
David Milch Executive Producer
Jeffrey Lewis Executive Producer
John Litvack Executive Producer
Jeff Melvoin Executive Producer
Michael Kozoll Executive Producer
Scott Brazil Producer
Gregory Hoblit Producer
Steven Bochco Producer
Jeffrey Lewis Producer
David Milch Producer
Ellen S. Pressman Producer
David Anspaugh Producer
Michael Vittes Producer
David J. Latt Producer
Anthony Yerkovich Producer
Penny Adams Producer
John Litvack Producer
Sascha Schneider Producer
Jeff Melvoin Producer
Walon Green Producer
James C. Hart Producer
Michael Kozoll Producer
Steve Bello Producer
Robert Ward Producer
Robert Schlitt Producer

Editors

Ray Daniels, Joe Ann Fogle, David Rosenbloom, David Saxon, Christopher Nelson, A. David Marshall, David Solomon, Paul Dixon, Jonathan Pontell, Charles Bornstein, Andrew Chulack, Robert A. Ferretti, Geoffrey Rowland, Tom Stevens, Clay Bartels, David Handman, Susan B. Browdy, Susan Heick, David Froman, David Stenn, Howard Terrill

1987 Emmy Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Series Nominated
1987 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
1987 Emmy Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series Nominated
1986 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
1986 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1986 Emmy Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series Nominated
1986 Emmy Outstanding Drama Series Nominated
1986 Emmy Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series Nominated
1986 Emmy Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Series Nominated
1986 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
1986 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
1986 Emmy Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series Nominated
1985 Golden Globe Best Television Series - Drama Nominated
1985 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
1985 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1985 Emmy Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series Nominated
1985 Emmy Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series Nominated
1985 Emmy Outstanding Drama Series Nominated
1985 Emmy Outstanding Film Sound Mixing for a Series Nominated
1985 Emmy Outstanding Film Sound Mixing for a Series Nominated
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