January 06, 1999 12:00 AM

TV producer Steven Bochco has filed a $61.6 million suit against Rupert Murdoch’s 20th Century Fox Film Corp., claiming the studio cheated him out of profits from his popular “NYPD Blue” show by licensing it at below market value to f/X, a Fox cable network. Bochco, creator of some of TV’s most successful dramas (including “L.A. Law” and “Hill Street Blues”), alleges breach of contract, fraud and unjust enrichment, according to court papers. David Duchovny, star of “The X-Files,” recently filed a similar suit against Fox accusing the studio of costing him millions of dollars by short-selling the rights for his show to f/X, instead of allowing competitors to bid for the rights.

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