Sunday, March 20, 2011

Motor City Blues

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The fall 2010 introductory trailer for Detroit 1-8-7.

This last fall’s crop of new TV series didn’t bring much to be happy about, but it did bring us Detroit 1-8-7, a smart, human-scale, and often emotional police procedural much in the style of NYPD Blue. The 18th episode of Detroit 1-8-7, and the season finale, is set to air tonight on ABC-TV beginning at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

If you’ve been watching this show, you know just how powerful it can be. If you haven’t been tuning in, take a chance on tonight’s episode, titled “Blackout.” Rumor has it that Detroit 1-8-7--which is actually shot in Motown--might not be renewed for a second season. It would be a shame for crime-fiction lovers not to see it at least once.

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4 comments:

Barbara said...

When I like a TV show, it seems to be the kiss of death for it. No wonder then that this show is likely to be cancelled. What great characters and human conflicts, what a boon for Detroit, what unusual stories - too bad.

BTW, I was formerly signed in as Rural View. Same person, same nutty views on things.

zillagirl said...

I really love this show. I didn't know it was being cancelled. One of the things I liked about it was that it reminded me of a fictional "48 Hours" (A&E). I'll miss it.

KateH said...

ABC has so few shows that are even close to being as good as this one (Castle comes closest), and that they can't or won't see that is just pathetic. I hope anything they put on instead of this goes down in flames.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Probably the 2nd best new crime show this season. The Chicago Code I feel is better. Detroit 187 started out poorly but improved as the show progressed. The new Republican Governor of Michigan is trying to cut off the tax credits to filmmakers which may influence whether it gets renewed.