Bochco Becomes Commander of Chief
Amid reports over creative differences, Steven Bochco is taking over production of ABC's new White House drama Commander in Chief.
Bochco, creator of NYPD Blue and Hill Street Bluesfame, will assume duties from the show's creator, Rod Lurie, who will will remain as executive producer of the series.
Bochco was hired to help Chief run more smoothly and get episodes done on time, a television executive close to the series said Sunday. Rumors of a blowup over a sexually charged storyline centering on the president's daugher may also have been a factor.
Bochco, Lurie, whatever. I'm still not watching. Not unless they make Sipowicz the Speaker of the House.