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Saturday, February 09, 2013

Today is National Read in the Bathtub Day!

TV cop show writer Dick Wolf wanted to create a gritty, “ripped from the headlines” New York crime drama that gave equal focus to the detectives and the prosecutors. “In 1988,” he told TV Guide, “you couldn’t give away hour-long shows in reruns; you could only sell half-hour shows. So the original thinking was to try to make an hour-long show that could be split in half and sold as two half-hour shows.” He quickly came up with a concept: Law & Order. One half of the show would focus on police detectives tracking down a criminal; the other would show the criminal being prosecuted. Fox and CBS both turned it down. NBC picked it up … for 20 seasons and five spin-offs.

First TV-triggered fashion fad: all-black clothes, inspired by Hopalong Cassidy.
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    1392 days ago
  • AGK3112
    wow..interesting. I am glad that I know now.
    1392 days ago
    Very interesting to know. I have often wanted to know h0w shows start.
    Now I have to go take a bath!
    1392 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/9/2013 7:16:38 AM
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