Saturday, September 26, 2015

9/26/1990 Cop Rock starts singing

September 26, 1990.  On this day one of television's weirdest experiments began. Steven Bochco, creator of Hill Street Blues, convinced ABC to air a grim, gritty urban police show in which characters inexplicably burst into song several times each episode.  I remember wondering "What were they smoking when they dreamed this up?"  It lasted eleven weeks.  TV Guide ranked it as the 8th worst TV series of all time. 

1 comment:

  1. I never understood this one. I guess it is GLEE on the streets. Whatever it was, we thought it was horrible and gave up on it after ten minutes.