Some of television’s greatest dramas are returning to tv starting this Sunday, June 3rd at 11/10c on AmericanLife TV Network. If you are lucky enough to have this channel (which I am, since I have digital cable), you can check out St. Elsewhere, Hill Street Blues and L.A. Law airing each Sunday. They will start from the beginning for each series. For those of us that are too young to remember the shows, this is a great way to catch some of history’s best dramas! (I remember watching some of L.A. Law with my mom, so this will be great for me!
ST. ELSEWHERE is one of television’s early medical dramas, following the lives of the doctors and nurses at St. Eligius Hospital in South Boston. The series debuted in 1982 and ran for six seasons on NBC. Nominated for 63 Emmy Awards and winning 13, the show stars Ed Flanders, William Daniels and Ed Begley, Jr., and features Howie Mandel, Denzel Washington, Mark Harmon and Alfre Woodward. Bruce Paltrow served as a producer.
HILL STREET BLUES gives a realistic view into the work and lives of the cops and detectives of an urban police station. The crime drama premiered in 1981 and aired for six seasons on NBC. The show stars Daniel Travanti, Michael Warren and Veronica Hamel, and helped launch the careers of Dennis Franz and writers Dick Wolf. Steven Bocho created the show.
L.A. LAW follows the lives of a team of lawyers from McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney & Kuzak, both within and outside of the courtroom. Airing for eight years on NBC (1986-1994), the series won 15 Emmy Awards during its run. Steven Bocho created the show, with David E. Kelley serving as a writer. The series stars Richard Dysart, Jill Eikenberry, Corbin Bernsen, Alan Rachins, Susan Dey and Michael Tucker. Several others actors appeared in recurring or guest roles, including the late John Spencer, Debi Mazar, Jimmy Smits, Blair Underwood, Conchata Ferrell, Harry Hamlin, David Schwimmer and Courtney Thorne-Smith.