Drama Series Canceled

Oct 12, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A cable drama series from one of the most successful TV show creators in history has been canceled. TNT announced Tuesday that it has pulled the plug on Steven Bochco’s detective anthology “Murder in the First” after three seasons.

Bochco has been behind a long string of hits, including “Hill Street Blues,” “L.A. Law” and “NYPD Blue.” He created “Murder in the First” along with Eric Lodal, with the show starring Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson.

As an anthology, the show marked a bit of a departure for TNT, with each season tracking a particular murder investigation.

The final episode, which aired Sept. 4, reportedly delivered 1.6 million total viewers in Live+Same Day, wrapping the 10-episode third season, and now the series as a whole. A total of 32 episodes aired during the show’s run.

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  1. Too bad. A really great show. Tired of episodics that solve a case in 1 hour. This stretched a single case over10 weeks. Much better way to go

  2. Agree with Sorcerer. Another good show bites the dust.

  3. I liked it. Another victim to a short-attention-span nation.

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