TV Series | TV-14 | | Drama
The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.
Steven Bochco would produce another show after this, L.A. Law (1986), which took this series' place on the Thursday night line-up. That show was designed to be like "Hill Street" quality wise--an adult show about professionals that pushed the envelope, but more mainstream, more ratings-friendly and more popular. Bochco's plan worked, the show was critically acclaimed like "Hill Street", but stayed in the top 20 for most of its run, unlike "Hill Street."
Detective Mick Belker:
Would you like to sit down, hairball, or would you prefer internal bleeding?
During the opening credits when the police cars pull out of the garage, one of them has the overhead light bar on backwards. You can see that the others have the siren speakers between the lights facing front, while one has it facing to the trunk.
After the credits it shows the MTM kitten wearing a policeman's hat to match this show.