'Murder in the First'
June 9th, 10 p.m., TNT
Behold: the return of Bochco! This homicide drama brings back executive producer Steven Bochco, one of the genre's founding fathers. Murder in the First follows one murder case across a whole season, with a pair of San Francisco homicide cops – the intriguing duo of smooth operator Taye Diggs and rough-around-theedges slob Kathleen Robertson. They find what at first looks like your everyday drug murder – a corpse shot in the face, alone in his junkie flophouse, right next to a pinup of an Amy Winehouse look-alike. (Oh, that Bochco touch.) Before you know it, this case gets bigger, as the trail leads them to a mysterious Silicon Valley software guru who clearly has a few dark secrets of his own. Murder in the First might stick to the cop-show rule book, but it's a rule book that Bochco helped to write – and the fact that it functions like clockwork proves that with some genres, sticking to the rule book can be a smart move.