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Homicide: Life on the Street

Murder: Life on the Avenue is an American police procedural tv sequence chronicling the work of a fictional model of the Baltimore Police Division’s Murder Unit. It ran for seven seasons on NBC from 1993 to 1999, and was succeeded by a TV film, which additionally acted because the de facto sequence finale. The sequence was initially primarily based on David Simon’s e-book Murder: A 12 months on the Killing Streets. Most of the characters and tales used all through the present have been primarily based on occasions depicted within the e-book, which was additionally a part of the premise for Simon’s personal sequence, The Wire on HBO.

Though Murder featured an ensemble solid, Andre Braugher emerged because the sequence’ breakout star by way of his portrayal of Frank Pembleton. The present gained Tv Critics Affiliation Awards for Excellent Achievement in Drama in 1996, 1997, and 1998. It additionally turned the primary drama ever to win three Peabody Awards for finest drama in 1993, 1995, and 1997. In 1997, the episode “Jail Riot” was ranked No. 32 on TV Information’s 100 Biggest Episodes of All Time. In 2007, it was listed as considered one of Time journal’s “Greatest TV Exhibits of All-TIME.” In 1996 TV Information named the sequence ‘The Greatest Present You are Not Watching’. The present positioned #46 on Leisure Weekly’s “New TV Classics” listing.