Steven Bochco

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Steven Bochco

Steven Bochco

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Steven Bochco

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: December 16, 1943
Date of Passing: April 01, 2018
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Obituary: Hollywood Reporter

Steven Bochco was an American television producer and writer.

He began his career working for Universal Pictures as a writer and then story editor on Ironside, Columbo, and McMillan & Wife.

In 1976, Bochco left Universal after 12 years for Grant Tinker’s MTM Productions. Bochco's Hill Street Blues was championed by NBC’s Fred Silverman, who wanted a series along the lines of the 1981 Paul Newman film Fort Apache, the Bronx, about the personal lives of cops.

Steven Bochco was an American television producer and writer.

He began his career working for Universal Pictures as a writer and then story editor on Ironside, Columbo, and McMillan & Wife.

In 1976, Bochco left Universal after 12 years for Grant Tinker’s MTM Productions. Bochco's Hill Street Blues was championed by NBC’s Fred Silverman, who wanted a series along the lines of the 1981 Paul Newman film Fort Apache, the Bronx, about the personal lives of cops.

Hill Street Blues was followed by other successes over the next two decades, including Doogie Howser, M.D., L.A. Law, and NYPD Blue, all helmed by Bochco.

Bochco’s last major series was Murder in the First which ran from 2014 to 2016.

Bochco was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1996.

Bochco died April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. He was 74.

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Awards & Nominations

34 Nominations | 10 Emmys | 1 Honor
Outstanding Drama Series - 1999
Outstanding Drama Series - 1998
Outstanding Drama Series - 1997
Outstanding Drama Series - 1996
Hall of Fame - 1996
  • Winner
  • Steven Bochco, as Honoree
Outstanding Drama Series - 1995
Outstanding Drama Series - 1994
Outstanding Drama Series - 1992
Outstanding Drama Series - 1989
Outstanding Drama Series - 1988
Outstanding Drama Series - 1987
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