Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Will people never tire of cop shows?

Variety, 6.8.11
by Paula Hendrickson

Even in procedurals, character key to keeping viewers attached

It's nearly impossible to channel surf without coming across a cop show or three. With countless police dramas to choose from, you might assume audiences have had their fill of the genre, but evidence indicates otherwise.

It's not just high-stakes action fueling viewers' desire for the genre, either. The creative marriage of showrunner, characters and cast -- combined with the storytelling power of police skeins -- keep people tuning in.

For one, strong characters have driven the popularity of police shows from "Kojak" to "The Closer."

"James Duff wrote and created the role of Brenda Leigh Johnson, and Kyra Sedgwick amplified it and put it through her own filter," Turner programming topper Michael Wright says. "The combination created a character that I would say, without hyperbole, has become iconic."

USA senior veep of original scripted programming Bill McGoldrick notes that the return of Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe (as detectives Goren and Eames) to "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" delivered "great ratings."

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