I remember that show...was aired in Italy when i was 12-14 years old, and i liked it! Is the story of two detectives(Scali & Acovone)who are suppose to defeat crime in Los Angeles working undercover.
In some ways it's alike "Starsky & Hutch"...same funny and sad moments and a lot of friendship and fights between the two really differences characters; there is also an alike headquarters in a bar but in this show the bartender(John Matuszak)is a gay.
Hollywood Beat is far more violent and glittered...supposed to be a real section of the Hollywood life in the 80s.
Unfortunately the show didn't survive even for a full season...