City of Angels (2000 TV series)

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City of Angels
GenreMedical drama
Created by
Opening themePerformed by:
Amy Keys (season 1)
Brian McKnight (season 2)
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes24 (1 unaired)
Executive producers
Running time44 minutes
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseJanuary 16 (2000-01-16) –
December 21, 2000 (2000-12-21)

City of Angels is an American medical drama television series which ran for two seasons on CBS from January 16 to December 21, 2000. It was network television's first medical drama with a predominantly African American cast.[1]


The show centered on the professional and personal lives of the doctors and nurses at Angels of Mercy Hospital in Los Angeles, California. While the show brought about familiar faces (Vivica A. Fox, Blair Underwood and Michael Warren), it was a launching point for actors Hill Harper, Gabrielle Union and Maya Rudolph. The show was cancelled in December 2000.





Season 1 (2000)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [2]Prod.
11"Prototype"Paris BarclayStory by : Steven Bochco & Nicholas Wootton & Paris Barclay
Teleplay by : Steven Bochco & Nicholas Wootton
January 16, 2000 (2000-01-16)B101
An elderly woman refuses to have surgery because she is her grandchildren's guardian; inexperienced Dr. Weiss performs a surgery without consent.
22"Oscar de la Boya"Rick WallaceStory by : Steven Bochco & Nicholas Wootton & Paris Barclay
Teleplay by : Dianne Houston & Jonathan R. Hiatt
January 19, 2000 (2000-01-19)B102
Dr. Price deals with her unresolved feelings for Dr. Turner; Dr. Williams' personal prejudices risk the life of a patient.
33"Weenis Between Us"Paris BarclayStory by : Steven Bochco & Nicholas Wootton & Paris Barclay
Teleplay by : W.W. Vought
January 26, 2000 (2000-01-26)B103
Dr. Price intervenes when a drug addict fails to care for her children; Dr. Turner clashes with a renowned surgeon; Dr. Weiss asks nurse Patterson on a date.
44"The High Cost of Living"Kevin HooksStory by : Steven Bochco & Nicholas Wootton & Paris Barclay & Dayna Kalins
Teleplay by : Harold Sylvester
February 2, 2000 (2000-02-02)B104
Dr. Turner must evaluate his own religious beliefs when a family decides whether or not to continue life support for a loved one; Dr. Prince avoids a risky surgery; Edwin is blackmailed.
55"The Prince and the Porker"Joe Ann FogleNicholas Wootton & Paris BarclayFebruary 9, 2000 (2000-02-09)B105
Dr. Price discovers that a boy is living without parental supervision; Dr. Prince sets out to ruin Dr. Williams' career; Dr. Weiss meets nurse Patterson's family.
66"Unhand Me"Clark JohnsonStory by : Steven Bochco & Nicholas Wootton
Teleplay by : Jonathan R. Hiatt
February 16, 2000 (2000-02-16)B106
Nurse Walker is injured when she approaches a man attacking a woman; an important organization visits Dr. Price and Ron Harris.
77"Ax and Ye Shall Receive"Rick WallaceStory by : Steven Bochco & Dayna Kalins
Teleplay by : Harold Sylvester
March 1, 2000 (2000-03-01)B107
A perfectly coherent man comes in with a hatchet lodged in his skull; Dr. Price and Ron Harris complete their tour with Jayko.
88"Cry Me a Liver"Michael SchultzStory by : Steven Bochco
Teleplay by : Dianne Houston
March 8, 2000 (2000-03-08)B108
Ron Harris hires a prostitute to help win a lawsuit against the hospital; the doctors engage in a court battle over who will get an organ transplant.
99"Assume the Position"Paris BarclayStory by : Steven Bochco
Teleplay by : Nicholas Wootton & W.W. Vought
March 15, 2000 (2000-03-15)B109
A white police officer physically and verbally abuses Dr. Turner during a traffic stop; Dr. Price and Ron Harris argue over how to spend a grant from the city.
1010"Deliver the Male"Rick WallaceStory by : Steven Bochco & Dayna Kalins
Teleplay by : Harold Sylvester & Jonathan R. Hiatt
March 22, 2000 (2000-03-22)B110
Dr. Price reaches out to a gang member; Dr. Williams has an unusual patient; nurse Patterson's father refuses to have surgery.
1111"When Worlds Colitis"Reginald HudlinStory by Steven Bochco & Dianne HoustonMarch 28, 2000 (2000-03-28)B111
A senior staff member finds out he is no longer needed and takes his own life; Dr. Turner befriends a homeless man who thinks he is a king.
1212"To Halve or Halve Not"Kevin HooksTeleplay by Dianne Houston, Harold Sylvester & Jonathan R. Haitt Story by Steven Bochco & Harold SylvesterMarch 29, 2000 (2000-03-29)B112
Dr. Price learns a devastating secret about her ex-husband; Dr. Williams accuses Dr. Turner of being jealous.
1313"Dress for Success"Dianne HoustonStory by : Steven Bochco
Teleplay by : Nicholas Wootton & Jonathan R. Hiatt
April 5, 2000 (2000-04-05)B113
An athlete, destined for the NFL, faces permanent paralysis after an automobile accident; Ed O'Malley overdoses on pain medication; Ron Harris arranges a private surgery for himself.

Season 2 (2000)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [2]Prod.
141"Leg Erie"Kevin HooksNicholas Wootton & Jonathan R. HiattOctober 12, 2000 (2000-10-12)B201
The nurses refuse to work overtime and night shifts following a series of rapes at the hospital; Dr. Turner faces a malpractice suit; the staff tries to adjust to the new medical director.
152"Jerque Du Soleil"Reginald HudlinHarold SylvesterOctober 19, 2000 (2000-10-19)B202
The search for a serial rapist continues; the hospital may settle the malpractice suit filed against Dr. Turner.
163"Bride and Prejudice"Bill DukeDianne HoustonOctober 26, 2000 (2000-10-26)TBA
A world-renowned surgeon's arrogance and insults burst the bubble of the hospital staff, who were eagerly awaiting his impending arrival.
174"A Farewell to Arm"Rick WallaceCharles MurrayNovember 2, 2000 (2000-11-02)TBA
With the serial rapist still on the loose, the nurses stage a sick-out that virtually paralyzes the hospital.
185"Straight Flush"Nick GomezJonathan R. HiattNovember 9, 2000 (2000-11-09)TBA
Dr. Turner bears the brunt of a risky decision to perform a mastectomy against the will of higher-ups; Dr. Williams' personal belongings turn up missing.
196"Nathan's Hot Dog"UnknownStory by Steven Bochco & Dianne Houston Teleplay by Harold Sylvester & Jonathan R. HiattNovember 16, 2000 (2000-11-16)TBA
While under a great deal of pressure, Dr. Chanley performs a life-altering operation on the wrong patient.
207"The Lone Free-Ranger"Greg BeemanStory by Steven Bochco & Dianne Houston Teleplay by Dianne HoustonNovember 30, 2000 (2000-11-30)TBA
A terminally ill 17-year-old patient asks Dr. Turner to delay surgery until he is 18 so that he, and not his parents, can make important decisions.
218"Saving Faces"Rick WallaceNicholas WoottonDecember 7, 2000 (2000-12-07)TBA
A mysterious disease threatens Dr. Turner, who, deep in despair, begins to write his last will and testament; Dr. Ellis takes matters into her own hands.
229"Smoochas Gracias"Dianne HoustonHarold Slyvester & Jonathan R. HaittDecember 14, 2000 (2000-12-14)TBA
Dr. Turner finally recovers from his mysterious illness and can attend the Christmas party, which holds a few romantic surprises.
2310"SWAT's Happening"Kenneth FinkJonathan R. Haitt & Harold SylvesterDecember 21, 2000 (2000-12-21)TBA
A gun battle erupts when gang members burst into the emergency room to finish off a rival, taking doctors and patients hostage in the terrifying process.
2411"Pick and Roll Over"Rick WallaceNicholas WoottonUnairedTBA


  1. ^ Johnson, Steve (19 January 2000). "'CITY OF ANGELS' EARNEST, WELL-MADE - AND DISAPPOINTING". Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  2. ^ a b "City of Angels | TV Guide". Retrieved 2020-09-23.

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