July 1, 2000 |
High drama was never in short supply on "City of Angels," CBS' freshman series about a struggling inner-city hospital. A patient walked around the medical center with an ax lodged in his skull. A convicted murderer's liver transplant jeopardized the welfare of another transplant candidate. A black doctor reluctantly operated on a racist police officer who arrested him that morning on a traffic violation.
November 19, 1999 |
Though it's still months before "City of Angels" hits prime time, CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves, legendary producer Steven Bochco and the creative team behind the drama series about an inner-city hospital have gone on the offensive in hopes of reversing the jinx: For years, mainstream audiences have turned off network dramas built around predominantly black casts, which "City of Angels" is, resulting in a history of quick cancellations and few projects in development.
June 13, 2002 |
In an embarrassment for A-list TV producer Steven Bochco, a federal appeals court Wednesday ruled that his defunct CBS hospital drama, "City of Angels," bore a "striking" resemblance to a series idea allegedly pitched to him a decade ago by a Los Angeles couple. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling reinstates a lawsuit filed by businessman Jerome C. Metcalf and his wife, Laurie, in March 2000, alleging Bochco infringed on their idea.