‘Detroit 1-8-7′ Producers Fail to Show at City Council Meeting

by | July 28, 2010 at 6:19 AM | TV News

The Cast of 'Detroit 1-8-7' (Photo: ABC)

The Cast of 'Detroit 1-8-7' (Photo: ABC)

DETROIT – (AP) Producers of a crime show set and shot in Detroit have missed a meeting with the City Council on concerns about the drama’s content.

City film, culture and special events liaison Summer Woods told the council ysterday that producers of ‘Detroit 1-8-7′ are in production during the day and couldn’t make the meeting.

Some council members have said they worry the ABC show will play on negative stereotypes.

The title uses a former California police code for homicide and is set to air in September. The show is shot from the perspective of a documentary film crew tasked with shadowing Detroit homicide detectives.

Detroit has been unable to shake its reputation of being a violent city, despite reductions in violent crime.

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