City of Angels which premiered in 2000 was the first African American medical drama series for TV, but the show was cancelled early into it's first season reportedly for lack of sponsors. Stephen Bochco was an Executive Producer for the show. He has enjoyed fame for producing the TV shows Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue, LA Law, and Columba, among others.
Although CoA had any of the same features that made the long-running medical drama "ER" such a popular TV series it just didn't resonate with viewers for very long. A superbly talented cast led by Blair Underwood and Vivica L. Fox really did a fine job, but simply could not capture enough interest make the show worth keeping in the minds of those who mattered. CoA was a show aired for such a short period of time, but it's cancellation has left a long lasting sadness for many.