"If this is the Golden Age of television, Steven Bochco launched it and helped sustain it", wrote USA Today TV critic Robert Bianco. He was 74 years old.

Bochco is lauded as one of the best brains in television dramas in the last several decades.

Steven Bochco, the legendary producer behind hit television cop dramas like Hill Street Blues, LA Law, and NYPD Blue, has died. His no-nonsense attitude and thirst for creative control earned him the reputation of being hard to work with and even arrogant at times, but his record speaks for itself and stems from an early conversation he had with a famous producer.

In his self-published memoir Truth Is a Total Defence: My Fifty Years in Television, Bochco told the story of his prolific career, which he began at 22 as a story editor on a popular NBC drama, The Name of the Game, all the way to Murder in the First, which ran on TNT from 2014 to 2016. It was well-known that Bochco was dealing with leukemia since he had no problems talking about it.


Many other Hollywood personalities also spoke on the loss of Steven Bochco.

The news was first broken by The Hollywood Reporter, learning of Bochco's passing from Phillip Arnold, a family spokesman. "He died peacefully in his sleep [at home] with his family close by".

He was born in NY to Rudolph, a violinist, and Mimi, a painter and jewellery designer. He attended NYU for a year before graduating from Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University with a theater degree in 1966.

The New York-native got his start in the 1960s, but before long, he was an in-demand television writer for Griff, McMillan & Wife, and Columbo (including an episode directed by a young Steven Spielberg).


In addition to his three most famous shows, the 10-time Emmy Award victor also was behind the Neil Patrick Harris ABC comedy-drama "Doogie Howser, M.D." and the TNT drama "Murder in the First". I'm so proud of Doogie Howser, mostly for being a Bochco show.

Bochco won 10 primetime Emmys and created hit TV shows including Hill Street Blues, LA Law, NYPD Blue and Doogie Howser, MD.

Bochco redefined television with his overlapping narratives and far from ideal characters.

In the recently released HBO documentary on the life and work of Steven Spielberg, Bochco made an appearance. When asked about it, he claimed that it wasn't a production style at all and instead insisted that it was a lifestyle.


Related news:

Share this:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Yankees' home opener against Rays called off because of snow
Apr 03, 2018 - 05:15
Austin had tied the game an inning earlier, sending a first-pitch offering from Estrada into the second deck in centre field. The Blue Jays star started the eighth inning by reaching on a single to right in Major League Baseball on Saturday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top SUV plunge off Northern California cliff may have been intentional, police say
Apr 03, 2018 - 05:13
DeKalb told HLN last Thursday that Devonte and one of his sisters had said they were not being properly treated. The CHIP said electronic data pulled from SUV has helped them piece together the family's final tragic moments.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Thousands of Kentucky teachers rally at Capitol
Apr 03, 2018 - 05:13
Changes to the Kentucky pension system were tacked onto a sewage bill at the last minute, which prevented any public feedback. The educators came to Frankfort from cities across the state. "Copies are limited in schools to maybe 30 a week".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Beau Hossler: Falls to Poulter in playoff
Apr 03, 2018 - 05:13
Hossler , who also shot 67, ran off four straight birdies on the back nine to take a one-shot lead going to the final hole.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Malaysia calls for swift action over Palestinian issue
Apr 03, 2018 - 05:11
It also accuses Hamas of trying to use protests as a cover for planting explosives and staging attacks. In response to Hamas rule, Israel and Egypt enforced a crippling blockade of Gaza's borders.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Larry King: Second Amendment Was Created to 'Ward Off Slave Uprisings'
Apr 02, 2018 - 00:55
The protesters in last week's march told us with their words and placards that the current debate is ... about banning all guns. In grief and outrage over school shootings, the blame repeatedly gets placed on the firearms used.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top SpaceX launches rocket carrying 10 communication satellites
Apr 02, 2018 - 00:55
The company attempted such a recovery during a February launch, but the fairing missed the net by "a few hundred meters". He further added that the target was anticipated, however, the milestone was achieved much before than predicted.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Russian Ambassador: US-Russia Relations in 'Bad Shape'
Apr 02, 2018 - 00:53
The next day, the Russian embassy tweeted its response, accusing Trudeau of using confrontational and unproductive rhetoric. The United States charges that the 60 Russians that it targeted are intelligence officers operating under diplomatic cover.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top President Trump goes after a favorite target, Amazon
Apr 02, 2018 - 00:47
It's unclear what that obsession might translate to should Trump try to aim the powers of the executive branch at the company. The most recent year's losses of $2.7 billion are down from more than $5 billion in each of the prior two fiscal years.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tyronn Lue Rejoining The Cleveland Cavaliers
Apr 02, 2018 - 00:47
Cavaliers: It wouldn't be a Cavs game without an injury, as G George Hill hurt his left ankle in the third quarter. The only other Cavs player to score in double-figures was Rodney Hood , who notched 16 on the night.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top AG Jeff Sessions names prosecutor investigating claims of Federal Bureau of Investigation misconduct
Apr 02, 2018 - 00:11
In the meantime we intend to continue our investigation into the decisions made and not made by DOJ in 2016 and 2017. A full report will be issued once Huber concludes his investigation, the attorney general said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New app can spy on your WhatsApp activity, estimate sleeping habits
Apr 02, 2018 - 00:07
WhatsApp is making big changes to the way it transitions you from one number to another for Android, iOS , and Windows Phone . Regardless of selecting any of the three options, all your groups you are part of will be notified.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Salah Hits Goal No.29 As Liverpool See Off Crystal Palace
Apr 01, 2018 - 02:37
Liverpool certainly needed it, fighting back from 1-0 down to beat Palace 2-1, thanks to goals from Sadio Mane and Salah. The Egyptian took a touch before firing past keeper Wayne Hennessey after Andy Robertson had crossed in from the left.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Astros Opening Series: Things to know about first pitch, anthem singers, giveaways
Apr 01, 2018 - 02:35
The Astros managed just five hits off five Texas pitchers, with reigning American League MVP Jose Altuve collecting two of those. Chirinos' drive with the bases loaded was caught at the wall in right field by Josh Reddick .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Facebook to End Targeted Ads Built with Third-Party Data Mining
Mar 30, 2018 - 00:50
Additionally, the user can delete from their profiles using a tool from a web browser, the spokesperson added. This section will thus be where users can go on to delete private information or download their copy.