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New shows from the creators of HILL STREET and MIAMI VICE

If television cops of the 1980s have changed from those of the '70s, the credit must go largely to two men. One of them, Steven Bochco, was the co- creator (with Michael Kozoll) of Hill Street Blues, the police drama that brought the genre a gritty new look, bustling narratives and a recognition that police officers are adults, not cartoon heroes. The other, Michael Mann, gave the formula another new twist a few seasons later with Miami Vice, which used flashy visuals and a thumping rock sound track to transform familiar cops-and-robbers tales into moody morality plays.

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