Hill Street Blues is a combination of drama and comedy. Set in the ghetto area of a large, unnamed East Coast US city. Each episode is a day in the life of the precinct from early morning roll-call to a late-night rehash of the day’s events, usually by Captain Frank Furillo, head of the unit, and Joyce Davenport, his secret lover and later wife.
Last Episode07x22 It Ain't Over Till It's … Aired: May. 12, 1987
Sid and Furillo work to find out who is setting up Buntz while Daniels publicly vilifies him; LaRue decides to beat a TV crew doing a live broadcast …
Hill Street Blues: Season 1, Episode #2 - Presidential Fever
Captain Furillo summons the heads of the various local gangs in an attempt to ensure their peaceful…
Hill Street Blues: Season 3, Episode #8 - Requiem For A Hairbag
LaRue and Washington open Maizel's safety deposit box and find evidence of his corruption; Bates and Coffey try…
- Capt. Frank Furillo
- Sgt. Phil Esterhaus
- Sgt. Mick Belker
- Officer Andrew 'Andy' Renko
- Officer Robert 'Bobby' Hill
Series Fun Facts
- 'Steven Bochco' (v) would produce another show after this, L.A. Law, which took this series' place on the Thursday night lineup. That show was designed to be like "Hill Street" quality wise;…
[show]'Steven Bochco' (v) would produce another show after this, L.A. Law, which took this series' place on the Thursday night lineup. That show was designed to be like "Hill Street" quality wise; an adult show about professionals that pushed the envelope, but more mainstream, more ratings-friendly and more popular. Bochco's plan worked, the show was critically acclaimed like "Hill Street" but stayed in the top 20 for most of its run, unlike "Hill Street."
- Many of the street names and precincts in the show are actual street names in the city of Buffalo, NY where Tom Fontana producer and writer was born and raised.
- Jeffrey Tambor played a cross-dressing judge on this show. Years later he would play a transgender parent on Transparent.