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DVD Review: 'Hill Street Blues - The Complete Series'

May 2nd, 2014 12:20pm EDT
DVD Review: 'Hill Street Blues - The Complete Series'
Since ‘let’s be careful out there’ was always the late Michael Conrad’s tag line, we thought we’d go down such a path and follow his advice. So in looking at the impressive, fancy, 144 episode set for the legendary TV show "Hill Street Blues – The Complete Series" (out now from Shout! Factory), we’re applying that rule. We want fans to be careful what they buy when it comes to DVD’s, so were gonna give you the highs and lows of this massive set to help the avid collector make a decision. Let’s head to the hill...

Title: "Hill Street Blues – The Complete Series"

Grade: 4...
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Cuba Gooding Jr. To Star In New TV Series

February 29th, 2012 8:31am EST
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding, Jr. is returning to his TV roots with a starring role in a new drama series.

The "Jerry Maguire" star has been cast in "Guilty," about a defense attorney who loses his licence to practice law after being falsely accused of fraud, reports TheWrap.com.

The Oscar winner is no stranger to TV - early on in his career, he made appearances on action series "MacGyver," drama "Hill Street Blues" and comedy "Better Days."
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Denise Richards Is 'Inappropriate'

October 20th, 2010 11:10pm EDT
Denise Richards
Former Bond girl Denise Richards has joined the cast of risque TV comedy "Blue Mountain State" for the raunchy series' second season.

The actress will play the sex-mad ex-wife of a football coach who seduces quarterback Alex Moran (Darin Brooks) on the "Animal House"-inspired show set on the campus of fictional Blue Mountain State college.

Her ex on the show is played by former "Hill Street Blues" regular Ed Marinaro, a former running back for the Minnesota Vikings.

Richards tells the USA Today newspaper, "It's a fun, over-the-top show. I enjoyed pushing the envelope, being a little inap...
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Move Over NBC, USA Is Stealing Your Glory

July 10th, 2009 12:02pm EDT
USA
In the world of television, the big networks - NBC, CBS, ABC, and FOX - are typically considered to be the "A" team, or the major leaguers of TV stations. Now they have a bit of competition.

The network we are most confused by is NBC. NBC used to be a ratings powerhouse with its "Must See TV" marketing campaigns. Weeknights were appointment television nights for millions of viewers tuning in first in the genesis of it all, the 1980s with Hill Street Blues, The Cosby Show, Cheers, and LA Law. The 1990s came in strong with ER, Friends, Frasier, Mad About You, Seinfeld, and the last of...
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The Emmy's 60th Anniversary: Fans Get To Vote For Best Comedy And Drama Moments

August 28th, 2008 11:27am EDT
All In The Family
As a means of celebrating its 60th Anniversary (really, are we just going to have a garish celebration for any year ending in 0 or 5 now?) Emmy has decided to name the most memorable moments from both Drama and Comedy on TV.

The best thing about this countdown is that the fans get to decide. On the Emmy website are a list of 20 funny moments and 20 serious scenes just begging for your vote. You only get to choose one in each category, so you're going to need some help. You'll find it below as each category is narrowed down to the five best. Also listed are some moments that shouldn...
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Greatest TV Crime Fighters Of The Past Decade

March 24th, 2008 3:00pm EDT
The Shield
Shows about the police force or law enforcement in general have become commonplace on television. Over the years shows like Hill Street Blues, Dragnet, and NYPD Blue made an impact on TV audiences. More recently, series like 24, The Shield, CSI and The Wire have focused on the gritty aspects of crime fighting.

What are the top five crime fighters on television in the last 10 years? After conducting a great deal of research and some painful debate, we have compiled the list below, in alphabetical order.

Jack Bauer - 24

The man is a living legend and has saved the United Stat...
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TV On DVD Recommendation: 'Homicide: Life On The Street'

March 7th, 2008 3:19pm EST
Homicide: Life On The Street
"Homicide: Life on the Street" is one of the least-watched long-running police dramas that ever aired. It is superior in every way to its contemporaries "Law & Order" and "NYPD Blue" and the modern "CSI". Picking up the mantle of realism left bare by the departure of "Hill Street Blues", "Homicide" detailed the everyday happenings in Baltimore's Homicide Division.

It was shot mainly using hand-held cameras in a style that would become the norm for gritty realistic crime dramas on both the big and small screen. The series' true ensemble cast prominently featured the excellent Andre...
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The Ultimate TV Lineup: 'Star Trek,' 'Cheers,' 'Buffy' & Much More

January 29th, 2008 2:58pm EST
Get Smart
Imagine this: through some temporal anomaly, rift in the space time continuum, or other such unique phenomenon, we are transported to an alternate reality. This new world is strikingly similar to our own, with one major exception. The television industry.

In this time-compressed universe, every show in the history of television is currently in production. All original actors/writers/producers are alive. Each show is exactly as it was in its prime, although the number of episodes in each show's original run is irrelevant.

In this brave new world, where every series is in ex...
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A Lost Art: Top TV Opening Credit Sequences

January 11th, 2008 11:23am EST
The Cosby Show
The television opening credit sequence is truly an art form. Frankly, it is hard to believe that it has never been considered as a category for any of the major award shows. It should be. An excellent sequence can make a mediocre series good, a good series great, and a great series…well, you get the idea.

Okay, so maybe the above statement is a little bit of a stretch. Still, opening sequences can be pretty entertaining. They may be a dying art form these days, but that is all the more reason to celebrate the very pinnacle of achievement in the field. There have been many great ...
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Electronica Meets Pop On Svoy's 'Eclectric'; Check Out Two Tracks Here

May 9th, 2007 12:45pm EDT
Svoy
New York-based Svoy was born in a small port city in the Russian Far East and has let music lead him on an incredible journey, from the late night piano musings of his next door neighbor, to the Russian Academy of Music to study with the legendary and beloved Russian bebop pianist Igor Bril. Music had a larger plan for Svoy, however, and he was offered a scholarship to Boston's Berklee College of Music and it was there that Svoy found his true musical calling. Svoy jokes, "I entered Berklee as a Jazz pianist and left as a Pop Electronica artist. I think a lot of my professors won't forgive...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 7

March 7th, 2007 3:00am EST
Rachel Weisz
Happy Birthday to "That 70s Show" actress Laura Prepon (1980), "The Constant Gardener" Oscar-winner (Best Actress) Rachel Weisz (1971), annoying comedienne Wanda Sykes (1964), "The Young Ones" actor Rik Mayall (1958), "Malcolm In The Middle" actor Bryan Cranston (1956), Pittsburgh Steelers legends Lynn Swann (1952) and Franco Harris (1950), Isley Brother Ernie Isley (1952), J. Geils Band singer Peter Wolf (1946), actor John Heard (1945), folk singer Townes Van Zandt (1944; d. 1997), film executive Michael Eisner (1942), Hill Street Blues actor Daniel J. Travanti (1940), "Bolero" composer Ma...
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Starpulse Top 10 of 2006: #9 Gone But Not Forgotten

December 25th, 2006 9:00am EST
Peter Boyle
2006 was a great year in the entertainment world; however, let us not forget those who entertained us for generations but have moved on. We look back on those entertainers and cultural icons who left us in 2006 to pay our respects...

Jazz, R&B and pop singer Lou Rawls, lost a two year fight with brain and lung cancer (1/6). He was 72. Prolific film star of the 50s, 60s and 70s and star of such hits as Alfie and The Poseidon Adventure, Shelley Winters at age 85 (1/14). 60s soul star Wilson Pickett, who brought us such hits as Mustang Sally and In The Midnight Hour age 64; of a heart a...
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iTunes Alternative: Catch Films & TV Shows on AOL Video Portal

August 25th, 2006 12:19pm EDT
Watch Prison Break on AOL
AOL just announced partnerships with 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group that will offer consumers downloadable movies through the AOL Video portal.

Available to anyone on the Web, the AOL Video portal is a one-stop, high-quality entertainment destination to find, watch and share millions of free streaming and pay-to-download video content from across the Web, broadcast and cable television, and movies.

AOL Video will feature Fox Entertainment Group content, available in the coming months, for paid down...
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New TV on DVD, May 16

May 16th, 2006 8:00am EDT
Hill Street Blues
It's TV lite this week for DVD releases. Fans of the 1980s cop show Hill Street Blues can now get their hands on season two. The series was a ground-breaking criminal drama by Steven Bochco that centered on the lives of overworked police officers in an inner-city precinct. Also on DVD: Grounded For Life season two and Big Valley season one.
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 7

March 7th, 2006 3:00am EST
Laura Prepon
Happy Birthday to "That 70s Show" actress Laura Prepon (1980), "The Constant Gardener" Oscar-nominee Rachel Weisz (1971), annoying comedienne Wanda Sykes (1964), "The Young Ones" actor Rik Mayall (1958), "Malcolm In The Middle" actor Bryan Cranston (1956), Pittsburgh Steelers legends Lynn Swann (1952) and Franco Harris (1950), Isley Brother Ernie Isley (1952), J. Geils Band singer Peter Wolf (1946), actor John Heard (1945), folk singer Townes Van Zandt (1944; d. 1997), film executive Michael Eisner (1942), Hill Street Blues actor Daniel J. Travanti (1940), "Bolero" composer Maurice Ravel (1...
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New TV on DVD, Jan. 31

January 31st, 2006 8:00am EST
Have a yearning for retro fast cars, private detectives, and heavy gold chains? Get your 80s action fix with these new titles on DVD: season three of Knight Rider, The A-Team, and Magnum P.I., as well as season one of Hill Street Blues.

Click here for more new TV shows on DVD

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