Heart of the City (TV series)

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Heart of the City
Genre Drama
Created by E. Arthur Kean
Michael Zinberg
Written by Jeremy Lew
Directed by Michael Zinberg
Starring Robert Desiderio
Jonathan Ward
Christina Applegate
Kario Salem
Branscombe Richmond
Robert Alan Browne
Composer(s) Patrick Williams
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) American Flyer Productions
20th Century Fox Television
Original network ABC
Original release September 20, 1986 – January 10, 1987

Heart of the City is an American crime drama series that aired on the ABC from September 20, 1986 to January 10, 1987.


The series focuses on the duties of a police detective in a Los Angeles-styled city who also has to take care of his two teenaged children after his wife's murder (and how his colleagues on the force chastised him for making them look bad when he solved most of his cases). This was a production of American Flyer Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television.

The series debuted on ABC's Saturday-night schedule in September 1986 (9pm ET/8pm CT), following two comedies: The Ellen Burstyn Show and Life with Lucy. It was the second lowest rated show that season, airing against NBC's The Golden Girls and Amen, and also losing out to CBS's The New Mike Hammer. Heart of the City ranked 78th out of 79 shows, with a 7.2/12 rating/share.



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Cold Steel and Neon" TBA TBA September 20, 1986 (1986-09-20)
2 "Of Dogs and Cat Burglars" TBA TBA September 27, 1986 (1986-09-27)
3 "When Push Comes to Shove" TBA TBA October 4, 1986 (1986-10-04)
4 "Growing Up and Grinding Down" TBA TBA October 18, 1986 (1986-10-18)
5 "Don't Sell Yourself to the Cannibals" TBA TBA October 25, 1986 (1986-10-25)
6 "Working Without a Net" TBA TBA November 1, 1986 (1986-11-01)
7 "Cezanne, and Other Dreams" TBA TBA November 8, 1986 (1986-11-08)
8 "Rock and Rumble" TBA TBA November 22, 1986 (1986-11-22)
9 "The Chemistry of Rage" TBA TBA November 29, 1986 (1986-11-29)
10 "Busted" TBA TBA December 13, 1986 (1986-12-13)
11 "A Rough Ride on Life's Merry-Go-Round" TBA TBA December 20, 1986 (1986-12-20)
12 "Beauty and a Couple of Beasts" TBA TBA January 3, 1987 (1987-01-03)
13 "Out on a Limb" TBA TBA January 10, 1987 (1987-01-10)


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