Thanks for the info. I can tell in Season 5 the turnover is about to begin with Sheila Kelley and Amanda Donohoe. While, five episodes in Abby (Michele Greene) gets the least focus (Although, I did enjoy the episode when she defends the couple who wants to send their adoptive son back into state custody.
@BoldRestless, You spoke too soon!
My apologies everyone. The work was completed when it was supposed to but I fell asleep before I got the notice. After a few hiccups this morning, the message boards are back online. Again, my apologies for the delay.
Yep. As EP's and showrunners, Patricia Green and Rick Wallace were so bad that Kelley and Bochco had to return at mid-season as consultants. Then, Steven Bochco stayed on as EP (while Kelley left again) until the seventh season, when he hired "St. Elsewhere" vets John Masius & John Tinker to be the show's new showrunners. IIRC, they incorporated the L.A. riots into the storylines. Masius & Tinker were/are great writer/producers, but totally wrong for "L.A. Law." Subsequently, ratings were so bad that the show had to go on hiatus. William M. Finkelstein, who'd worked on the show during the Kelley era, was brought back to fix things. Finkelstein did improve "L.A. Law," but by that point, with so much cast turnover, I think viewers had moved on.