Producers to honor Bochco with Susskind lifetime award

'Blue,' 'Blues' creator to receive PGA Golden Laurel

Steven Bochco, now in his sixth season of production on the Emmy Award-winning “NYPD Blue,” will be honored with the David Susskind lifetime achievement award by the Producers Guild of America.

The award, paying tribute to Susskind’s production on such films as “Fort Apache, the Bronx” and “Requiem for a Heavyweight,” will recognize Bochco’s similarly impressive production track record.

“Steven’s creation of one successful series of great quality after another is the standard all television producers strive for,” said guild awards chairman Charles Fries.

In addition to helming “Blue,” a show that earned more Emmy noms its first season than any other series on television, Bochco also co-created and executive produced the series “Hill Street Blues,” “L.A. Law” and “Hooperman.”

Other credits under the Steven Bochco Prods. banner include co-creating and executive producing “Doogie Howser, M.D,” “Cop Rock,” “Murder One,” “Total Security” and “Brooklyn South.”

Bochco joins a distinguished list of past Susskind Award winners, including David L. Wolper, Ted Turner, Garry K. Marshall, Fred De Cordova, Edgar J. Sherrick, and Don Hewitt.

Bochco will pick up his award, just one of the guild’s Golden Laurel honors, March 3 in Los Angeles.

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