What city is "Hill
Street Blues" set in?
I am probably asked this question more than any other, so here is the answer for
all to see: The city where "HSB" is set is never mentioned by name in the
series, however, most of the exterior shots of the city were done in Chicago (much like
"ER" does now). The Hill Street station house is actually the real Maxwell
Street station in the Windy City. A visitor to the site (thanks, Mike) emailed me and said
the Maxwell station house has been decommissioned by the Chicago Police and is now used by
the University of Illinois Chicago Circle Campus as their headquarters.
"HSB" re-runs airing somewhere I can watch them?
As of Dec. 6, 2001, here's what I know:
It looks as though "HSB" will join the lineup at Bravo, beginning Dec. 31 with a
three episode marathon at 2 p.m. CST, and looks as though it possibly will then find a
home in the 6 p.m. CST time slot on a Monday-Friday basis. I gathered this information
from the Bravo site, but I'm not sure
the show will become a fixture on their schedule, so keep a check out there.
Up until last year, the show enjoyed a stint on TV Land. That network sometimes brings
shows back after a hiatus of sorts, so keep an eye out for it to return to their lineup in
the future. You never know.
I buy "HSB" merchandise?
I am unaware of any outlet that sells "HSB" merchandise, outside of videos --
see next answer for more information on this -- and a company that lists a Hill Street
Precinct patch for sale at its Web site. Here's the link, please consult them for
Please read the disclaimer below before
"HSB" episodes available for purhase?
Once upon a time, Columbia House Video club was selling "HSB" episodes.
They still have it listed there under the TV Greats section at their Web site (as of Dec.
6, 2001), but an inquiry to their customer service department netted the following answer:
Unfortunately, the following series is not available
at this time. Since we continually add new selections
to our inventory, please watch future advertisements
for this series.
However, Amazon.com lists "The Very Best of Hill Street
Blues," a four tape set that features seven episodes, for purchase. Click the image
at right to learn more, but please read the disclaimer
below before purchasing.
there going to be a "HSB" reunion show?
I have no idea. There was some sort of photo shoot a while back with a large
number of the former cast members (I think for a TV Guide issue), but to my knowledge
there are no plans to film a reunion tv movie/episode of any sort. Should you hear
otherwise, I obviously would be interested in knowing.