Boomtown (2002–2003)

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Each episode of this series, set in present day Los Angeles, examines one crime from many different viewpoints - uniformed cops, detectives, witnesses, the media, the fire department and ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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 Detective Joel Stevens (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 David McNorris (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Detective Bobby 'Fearless' Smith (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Officer Ray Hechler (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Teresa Ortiz (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Officer Tom Turcotte (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Andrea Little (18 episodes, 2002-2003)
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Each episode of this series, set in present day Los Angeles, examines one crime from many different viewpoints - uniformed cops, detectives, witnesses, the media, the fire department and rescue squad, even the criminals themselves. Written by Brian Barjenbruch

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One crime. Seen from every point of view.


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Some items on Fearless's list of things to do before dying are:
  • Learn to speak a foreign language


  • See a launch of the Space Shuttle


  • Send a message in a bottle (done)


  • Ride a camel into the desert


  • Plant a tree (done)


  • Sleep with a hooker (done during pilot episode)


  • Go deep sea fishing and eat oysters


  • Sit on a jury (done)


  • Shower in a waterfall


  • Drive the Autobahn


  • Make love on a kitchen table


  • Pick up a bad habit (done- smoking)


  • Quit that bad habit (done)


  • See the northern lights


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Detective Daniel Ramos: Yeah, I think I heard about this church. It's the Church of the Holy Ass Spanking.
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WANTED: Network Execs with a Set.
26 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Every once in a while a series comes along which is unique, interesting and even borders on being a work of art. Such is the case with "BOOM TOWN". It was captivating and lively. It took the cops and robbers genre and brought it up a notch or two by using the dramatic device of showing the same occurrences from 5 or 6 different points of view.

In its short run on NBC's Sunday evening line up, it walked a thin line. It built up a very sizable following of loyal fans. These were the kind of viewers who were highly loyal, almost fanatical. Unfortunately, the audience was not large enough or didn't hit the desired demographics. The series wound up on the scrap heap. The fate of "BOOM TOWN",as with all other network series, relied on that dreadful term, THE BOTTOM LINE. Its cancellation was determined by numbers alone, and all determined on the short term.

Looking back in the past, we had different series,now remembered as TV all time classics, that nearly bit the dust in premature cancellations. We don't have to look back too far to recall the uneasy existence that "HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET" had. (some have made comparisons of the two series) "HILL STREET BLUES" took a while to catch on and required some negotiating from then Mary Tyler Moore Productions Execs to the network to be given another chance.Years earlier, Producer Sheldon Leonard had related in an interview how he had pleaded the case for "I SPY" to be spared.

We all know that Television is a business, and that there may be none more competitive. Let's just see a little more common sense and patience. Who knows, perhaps "BOOMTOWN" was close to being just around the corner from a big numbers following.


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