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'Cop Rock': Those singing, dancing officers are back on the beat after 26-year break

'Cop Rock': Those singing, dancing officers are back on the beat after 26-year break

Before the rise of Lucious and Cookie's "Empire," the giddiness of "Glee" and the wackiness of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," there was "Cop Rock."

The 1990 drama co-created by veteran producer Steven Bochco ("Hill Street Blues," "NYPD Blue"), which mashed gritty police drama with original musical numbers showcasing cops and criminals singing and dancing, was a precursor to several dramas and comedies that have incorporated music into their story lines.

But while critics and viewers have mostly sung the praises of "Empire" and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "Cop Rock" struck a sour note and is remembered...

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