TCA: TNT’s ‘Murder In The First’ Better Than ABC’s ‘Murder One’, Says Steven Bochco

By | Friday January 10, 2014 @ 5:06pm PST

TCADeadline__140109155905__140109183154TNT‘s new Steven Bochco drama Murder In The First will follow a single case across an entire season. So too did Bochco’s short-lived mid-1990s drama Murder One for ABC. “When we did Murder One, we were halfway through [the first season of 23 episodes] and I didn’t know how it was going to end, which was a little intense,” Bochco told TV 2014 TCA - Winter Tour - Turner Broadcasting Presentationcritics today at the TCA Winter Press Tour. He also noted: “And over that many episodes you really struggling to make every hour sustain itself in the service of a single storyline. Twelve episodes seems to me to be an ideal length for this format and it really eliminates the necessity of filler. It also gives us much more time to think about what we’re doing and to craft our scripts…It’s all around a much nicer way to work.”

The new drama centers on San Francisco homicide detectives Terry English (Taye Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson) as they investigate an apparent drug-related murder with a connection to a celebrated Silicon Valley CEO. One TV critic noted Bochco has not been active in TV drama development of late. “I’m just old…hanging around,” Bochco joked. “I’m older and I don’t have the drive to work the way I used to work, and so working with these people in this kind of an environment really suits me very well.” Read More »

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TNT Greenlights Steven Bochco’s ‘Murder In The First’ For Summer 2014

By | Thursday September 19, 2013 @ 1:57pm PDT

TNT has greenlit Murder in the First, a new scripted drama from Emmy®-winner Steven Bochco and starring Taye Diggs (Private Practice) and Kathleen Robertson (Boss). Co-created by Bochco and Eric Lodal (The Locrian Mode), Murder in the First also stars Tom Felton (Harry Potter), Mimi Kirkland (Safe Haven), Raphael Sbarge (Once Upon a Time), Ian Anthony Dale (Hawaii Five-0), Bess Rous (What Just Happened) and Steven Weber (Dallas, Wings).

TNT has ordered 10 episodes of Murder in the First, which is being produced by TNT Originals. Bochco serves as executive producer, with Lodal as co-executive producer. The series is slated to premiere on TNT in summer 2014. TBS International will handle distribution to regions outside the United States and Canada.

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Murder Mystery From Steven Bochco Picked Up To Pilot At TNT

By | Wednesday January 16, 2013 @ 4:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

TNT has given the green light to Murder In The First, a drama from NYPD Blue co-creator Steven Bochco. Co-created by Bochco and Eric Lodal, Murder In The First is a murder mystery set in … Read More »

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eOne Partners With Steven Bochco For Futuristic Drama Series ‘Evolution’

By | Tuesday March 27, 2012 @ 7:16am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Steven Bochco EvolutionEntertainment One has teamed with NYPD Blue co-creator Steven Bochco for his next straight-to-series drama project, Evolution. Created and written by Bochco and Bryan Law and to be produced by eOne in association with Steven Bochco Prods, Evolution Read More »

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Steven Bochco & David Milch To Create Legal Drama For NBC, 20th TV & Imagine

By | Thursday October 13, 2011 @ 7:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Almost 2 decades after they created ABC’s groundbreaking cop drama NYPD Blue, Steven Bochco and David Milch have reunited to create a new drama series, this time for NBC. The … Read More »

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ABC Buys Steven Bochco Legal Drama

By | Friday September 23, 2011 @ 8:13am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: L.A. Law, Philly and Raising the Bar co-creator Steven Bochco is back on the legal beat with a new project, which has landed at ABC. Legal Affairs, which Bochco will co-write with Raising the Bar writer-producer Jonathan Abrahams, is … Read More »

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