nWhile both Glen Larson and Lou Shaw hold joint on-screen credit with creating the show, Mr. Larson has held executive producer, creator, and writer positions for many other shows. Larson represents the driving force behind numerous television hits like Knight Rider, Magnum, P.I., Battlestar Galactica, P.S., I Luv You, and One West Waikiki. nnnnNot surprisingly, one of his more recent projects, One West, involved strikingly similar plot elements initially presented in the QME series; namely, the “forensic pathologist/ homicide detective” angle of a criminal investigation. This time Larson cast ex-Charlie’s Angel’s Cheryl Ladd and Richard Burgi, in the medical examiner and cop roles respectively that Klugman and Walberg had successfully performed years earlier. nnnnWhile it was clear that the new series could stand on its own, this up-to-date drama also re-visited many similar plots and sub-plots which were successfully pre-tested as QME storylines and subject matter.nnnnn
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