Homicide: Life On The Street

Based on the factual book Homicide: A Year On the Killing Streets by journalist David Simon, the series charts the lives of a team of homicide detectives in Baltimore, Maryland, both on and off the clock.

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Season From To Episodes
All Seasons
Specials February 1996 February 2000 11
Season 1 January 1993 March 1993 9
Season 2 January 1994 January 1994 4
Season 3 October 1994 May 1995 20
Season 4 October 1995 May 1996 22
Season 5 September 1996 May 1997 22
Season 6 October 1997 May 1998 23
Season 7 September 1998 May 1999 22
Unassigned Episodes 0
Season From To Episodes
All Seasons
Specials May 1996 February 2000 8
Season 1 January 1993 March 1993 9
Season 2 January 1994 January 1994 4
Season 3 October 1994 May 1995 20
Season 4 October 1995 May 1996 22
Season 5 September 1996 May 1997 22
Season 6 October 1997 May 1998 23
Season 7 September 1998 May 1999 22
Unassigned Episodes 3
Absolute ordering places all episodes in a single ordered season. This is generally used for anime.
Season From To Episodes
Season 1 January 1993 May 1999 119
Unassigned Episodes 14
Name Number of Episodes Dates
Tom Fontana 68 02/03/1993 - 05/21/1999
James Yoshimura 41 02/10/1993 - 05/07/1999
Julie Martin 32 10/21/1994 - 04/02/1999
Henry Bromell 25 12/09/1994 - 11/15/1996
Jorge Zamacona 12 02/24/1993 - 11/14/1997
Kenneth Fink 8 01/06/1995 - 12/04/1998
Alan Taylor 7 03/10/1993 - 05/21/1999
Nick Gomez 6 02/10/1993 - 09/25/1998
Clark Johnson 6 04/26/1996 - 10/30/1998
Jean de Segonzac 6 01/05/1996 - 05/02/1997
Peter Medak 6 12/16/1994 - 10/16/1998
Barry Levinson 5 01/31/1993 - 04/12/1996
Bonnie Mark 5 10/21/1994 - 11/03/1995
John McNaughton 5 01/27/1994 - 03/15/1996
Kyle Secor 4 01/31/1997 - 05/14/1999
Larry Williams 4 04/05/1996 - 10/23/1998
Leslie Libman 4 04/05/1996 - 10/23/1998
Uli Edel 4 01/17/1997 - 01/30/1998
Ed Sherin 3 02/09/1996 - 02/19/1999
Barbara Kopple 3 01/03/1997 - 04/09/1999
Lee Bonner 3 11/18/1994 - 03/29/1996
Kathryn Bigelow 3 05/01/1998 - 05/07/1999
Jay Tobias 3 04/10/1998 - 02/05/1999
Tim Hunter 3 10/14/1994 - 11/10/1995
Martin Campbell 2 02/03/1993 - 03/03/1993
Chris Menaul 2 01/13/1994 - 01/20/1994
Steve Buscemi 2 04/24/1998
Theodore Bogosian 2 11/04/1998
Robert Harmon 2 11/13/1998 - 11/20/1998
Bruno Kirby 2 12/08/1995
Frank Pugliese 2 03/31/1993
Peter Weller 2 11/17/1995 - 11/08/1996
Whitney Ransick 2 12/02/1994 - 02/03/1995
Michael Fields 2 03/03/1995 - 11/01/1996
Ted Demme 2 10/21/1994 - 09/20/1996
Timothy Van Patten 2 04/21/1995 - 02/12/1999
Ed Bianchi 2 04/17/1998 - 11/06/1998
Peter Markle 1 03/17/1993
Don Scardino 1 10/20/1995
Kevin Hooks 1 12/13/1996
Lisa Cholodenko 1 01/29/1999
Alison Maclean 1 11/07/1997
Bruce Paltrow 1 02/24/1993
Whit Stillman 1 11/15/1996
Gwen Arner 1 02/02/1996
Mary Harron 1 01/09/1998
Keith Samples 1 03/26/1999
Stephen Gyllenhaal 1 01/06/1994
Joe Berlinger 1 04/30/1999
Wayne Ewing 1 03/24/1993
Mark Pellington 1 10/31/1997
Kathy Bates 1 04/12/1996
Tim McCann 1 02/07/1997
Jace Alexander 1 05/03/1996
Michael Radford 1 02/16/1996
Adam Bernstein 1 01/08/1999
Darnell Martin 1 01/12/1996
Myles Connell 1 01/13/1995
Richard Pearce 1 12/09/1994
Keith Gordon 1 10/28/1994
Miguel Arteta 1 04/02/1999
Matt Reeves 1 12/12/1997
Brad Anderson 1 01/15/1999
Michael Lehmann 1 03/31/1993
Gary Fleder 1 12/05/1997
Name Number of Episodes Dates
David Simon 17 01/06/1994 - 04/09/1999
Anya Epstein 14 01/19/1996 - 05/14/1999
Eric Ellis Overmyer 11 04/05/1996 - 04/30/1999
Noel Behn 7 02/03/1993 - 03/26/1999
Yaphet Kotto 4 05/02/1997 - 04/09/1999
David Mills 3 01/06/1994 - 04/24/1998
Darryl LeMont Wharton 3 05/09/1997 - 01/09/1998
Christopher Kyle 2 01/31/1997 - 01/02/1998
Linda McGibney 2 02/21/1997 - 04/10/1998
Joy Lusco 2 05/08/1998 - 12/04/1998
Sara B. Charno 2 11/06/1998 - 02/05/1999
Paul Attanasio 2 01/31/1993 - 01/13/1994
David Rupel 2 01/20/1995 - 02/16/1996
Sean Whitesell 2 03/13/1998 - 12/11/1998
Jeanne Blake 1 04/11/1997
Debbie Sarjeant 1 04/25/1997
Randall A. Anderson 1 03/03/1995
Michael Whaley 1 04/26/1996
Michael S. Chernuchin 1 02/09/1996
Edward Gold 1 01/12/1996
Eugene Lee 1 01/06/1995
Susan Sisko 1 12/06/1996
Rogers Turrentine 1 02/10/1995
Jason Yoshimura 1 01/15/1999
Matt Witten 1 12/13/1996
Gay Walch 1 01/10/1997
Ron Goldstein 1 02/21/1997
D. Keith Mano 1 10/28/1994
Lee Blessing 1 04/11/1997
Willie Reale 1 04/30/1999
Kevin Arkadie 1 12/08/1995
Jane Smiley 1 04/14/1995
Phyllis Murphy 1 01/05/1996
Emily Whitesell 1 11/01/1996
Lloyd Rose 1 04/02/1999
Sharon Guskin 1 01/29/1999
Maria Legaspi 1 02/02/1996
T.J. English 1 01/08/1999
Rafael Alvarez 1 12/12/1997
Lyle Weldon 1 11/01/1996
Trish Soodik 1 01/19/1996
Les Carter 1 12/06/1996
Jack Behr 1 10/27/1995
Lois Johnson 1 05/01/1998
Jean Gennis 1 01/05/1996
Ayelet Sela 1 02/05/1999
Philip B. Epstein 1 04/03/1998

Law & Order Franchise

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DUN-DUN! Name a more iconic sound — we’ll wait. For over three decades, Dick Wolf has ruled the television landscape with the beloved procedural and its many spin-off series. With two “Law & Orders” on NBC’s schedule this upcoming fall season, this veteran franchise, which has been home to big-name guest stars and known for often ripping stories from the headlines, is showing no signs of slowing down.

Wolf Universe

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The term Wolf Universe is commonly used to describe American television programs created and/or produced by Dick Wolf and programs related to them. These are shows about crime and first responders. Executive producers are Dick Wolf, Peter Jankowski, Arthur W. Forney and Tom Thayer. Steve Zirnkilton has narrated many of the shows, both scripted and reality, while Mike Post wrote the music and/or theme for some of them.

EW's The New Classics: TV (1983 to 2008)

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The 100 best shows from 1983 to 2008

WGA's 101 Best Written TV Series Of All Time (2013)

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The “TV 101” list honors classic, trailblazing series and miniseries, as well as current and critically acclaimed programs, from comedies and dramas to variety/talk and children’s programming. At their core, all of these wonderful series began with the words of the writers who created them and were sustained by the writers who joined their staffs or worked on individual episodes. “This list is not only a tribute to great TV, it is a dedication to all writers who devote their hearts and minds to advancing their craft.

TV (The Book)

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TV (The Book): Two Experts Pick the Greatest American Shows of All Time is a collection of essays written by television critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz. It was published in 2016. The main purpose of the book was to provide a canonical list of the top 100 greatest television programs in American history.

Empire's The 100 Best TV Shows Of All Time (2021)

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From iconic British sitcoms to epic American sagas, inventive animations and daring anthologies, these are the shows worth getting lost in, that have proved instrumental in evolving a storytelling form that continues to offer deeper and more complex narratives

EW's The 100 All-Time Greatest TV Shows (2013)

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From a pioneering variety show from the black-and-white days to two faves on now -- see our No. 1. To see EW's picks of the top 100 all-time greatest TV shows

TV Guide Magazine's 60 Best Series of All Time (2013)

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So many golden ages, so much brilliance from which to choose. In culling from the "60 Greatest" lists we've compiled during our 60th-anniversary year, we shook things up, blending drama, comedy and other genres to salute the shows with the biggest cultural impact and most enduring influence. What will the next 60 years bring? We can't wait to find out.

EW's The 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time (1998)

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We are what we watch-and over the last half century, we've watched some pretty fabulous TV. From Mary to Jerry, from Tonight to Today, from the sublime (Prime Suspect) to the ridiculous (Gilligan's Island), EW recalls everything you need to know about 100 shows that tell us who we are.

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