Naked City , which had two incarnations between and , was one of American television's most innovative police shows, and one of its most important and influential drama series. More character anthology than police procedural, the series blended the urban policier a la Dragnet with the urban pathos of the Studio One school of television drama, offering a mix of action-adventure and Actors' Studio, car chases and character studies, shoot-outs and sociology, all filmed with arresting starkness on the streets of New York. Leonard outlined his plan for the series to Variety in as an attempt to tell anthology-style stories within the framework of a continuing-character show. It was to be "a human interest series about New York," the producer declared, "told through the eyes of two law enforcement officers. This was an ambitious, if not radical, move at this moment in television history, for although New York still retained a significant presence as the site of variety shows, a few live anthologies, and the quiz programs, no other telefilm dramas were being produced there at the time.
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Naked City is a police drama series from Screen Gems which was broadcast from to and from to on the ABC television network. It was inspired by the motion picture The Naked City and mimics its dramatic "semi- documentary " format. As in the film, each episode concluded with a narrator intoning the iconic line: "There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them. Route 66 was broadcast by CBS from to , and, like Naked City , followed the "semi-anthology" format of building the stories around the guest actors, rather than the regular cast.
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