Bochco was never a cop but he sure knows how they tick.
With the help of Emmy-winning writer David Milch, Bochco forever changed the way the men and women in uniform were perceived in the genre-busting “Hill Street Blues,” which garnered 21 Emmy noms in each of its first two seasons (1981-’82).
Then came “NYPD Blue,” which broke “Hill Street’s” record for most noms for a rookie skein — an astonishing 26. While it would only win six that year, “Blue” would air for 12 seasons.
In between police dramas, Bochco created more than a dozen drama and comedy hits, including “L.A. Law,” “Murder One” and “Doogie Howser.”
Not one to rest on his accomplishments, his edgy Iraq war drama “Over There” is playing on FX and he just signed a production deal with Touchstone.