We Don't Need No Stinking Ratings!

Like millions who of current or former law enforcement officers, I was inspired as a child by the TV portrayal of cops.  As a kid of the late '60s and '70s, I still smile when I hear "One Adam-12, a 211 in progress, One Adam-12, handle Code 3!" Adam-12 wasn't the only show.  There were Kojak, Hawaii Five-O, Cagney & Lacey, Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue, Boston Blue, Homicide: Life on the Street, Bosch, and Cops.  For a laugh or three, there were Police Squad, Reno 911, and Barney Miller.  (Every station has a Harris, a Wojo, and especially a Fish!) Now CBS, the provider of classic police dramas such as Brooklyn South, The Blue Knight, Flashpoint, and multiple CSI series, has an idea for a new police "themed" series. Noah Wyle has been cast in a lead role in the CBS drama pilot "Red Line," Variety has learned. In the pilot, after a white cop in...(Read Full Article)