Legendary TV producer Steven Bochco dies at 74

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Source: Market Watch Personal Finance

Steven Bochco, the writer and producer behind two of the most influential cop shows in TV history, died Sunday at 74. Bochco was the creative force behind “Hill Street Blues” in the 1980s and “NYPD Blue” in the 1990s. Bochco had been battling cancer, and died in his sleep, his family told the Associated Press. Bochco’s shows, which include “L.A. Law” and “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” were known for their grim realism and ensemble casts. “NYPD Blue” especially broke barriers, controversially introducing swearing and partial nudity to network TV. His shows won dozens of Emmy Awards, and Bochco himself was a 10-time Emmy recipient. “He was an amazing talent,” ” TV producer Mark Altman said of his colleague in a tweet Sunday. “He changed television forever.”

Source: Market Watch Personal Finance