Welcome to Retro Rewind, the TGJ original feature carved out to celebrate TV and Film’s brilliant past.
On the agenda today? A fresh look at the African-American medical series ‘City of Angels’ and the impact it made in the lives of its stars and audience.
The series followed the dramatic lives of doctors and nurses working in a hospital in Los Angeles and was delivered to CBS by ‘Hill Street Blues’ writer Steven Bocho.
In it, Vivica Fox, Viola Davis, Gabrielle Union, Hill Harper, Maya Rudolph and more delivered moving performances each episode much to the delight of CBS who ordered a second season shortly after its premiere episode hit the ground.
For Davis the show’s run stands as one of the most important points in her life…because it is where she met the man who would go on to become the love of her life.
Let’s take that journey to the past…
CBS pulled the plug on the show after the end of its second season.