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1993: NBC Introduces 'Homicide' After Super Bowl XXVII
January 31, 2020  | By David Bianculli  | 1 comment
 
The outstanding cop series Homicide: Life on the Street premiered on this day in 1993, immediately after Super Bowl XXVII. ...

Despite all the headlines and attention given to NYPD Blue, its contemporary counterpart at ABC, Homicide [was] the superior program. Series creator Paul Attanasio, who also wrote the film Quiz Show, based the series on David Simon's book Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets, and teamed with executive producers Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana to mount one of television's all-time best police series.

—Excerpted from Dictionary of Teleliteracy: Television's 500 Biggest Hits, Misses and Events

 
 
 
 
 
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Daniel
That was a great show. I remember reading your column in the NY Daily News and you spoke to the fact that "Homicide" wasn't getting great ratings, but NBC stayed with it because they believed in the quality of the series.
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