Bochco Drama Set for ABC Midseason

ABC has ordered 13 episodes of a one-hour police drama that it had rejected last month, but the new series "will not be an R-rated show" as writer-producer Steven Bochco originally had proposed, an ABC spokesman said Friday.

The network had turned down the series last month because of Bochco's insistence that it include partial nudity and strong language.

Bochco subsequently rewrote the pilot for the series, tentatively titled "NYPD Blue." "All of our concerns have been addressed," said ABC spokesman Jim Brochu, who added that the show will serve as a midseason replacement during the 1992-93 TV season.

A spokesman for Bochco confirmed that a new script had been submitted to ABC, but neither he nor Brochu would comment specifically on how it differed from the original.

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