Television: Producer Sees Red over Studio's Sale of Blue

Producer Sees Red over Studio's Sale of Blue

STEVEN BOCHCO, producer of such hit TV series as NYPD Blue and Hill Street Blues, sued Fox late last week, alleging that he has been stiffed out of profits from the sale of NYPD Blue into reruns. Bochco, who will receive more than $80 million from the series, believes there should be more honey in that pot--an additional $15 million at least.

In the suit, filed in L.A. Superior Court, Bochco says Fox sold the series to its fledgling FX cable network for a puny $400,000 per episode. (ER, by way of comparison, was sold into syndication to TNT for $1.2...

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