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TNT’s ‘A.O.C.’ was an early target of Donald Trump’s comments at the debate

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The executive producers of the critically acclaimed A.O.C. series are weighing in on Donald Trump’s taunting at a presidential debate about the series.

The drama, produced by Turner-owned cable channel TNT, is a fictionalized look at the Los Angeles police force in the 1990s, exploring the political and social dynamics of early ’90s America. It has been filmed in LA since its debut in 2001. In the last couple of years, the show has moved from broadcast to cable, and will re-air on TBS in January.

In a tense exchange last night with moderator Martha Raddatz, Trump lashed out at Bill Maher, the host of HBO’s Real Time, for criticizing him.

In that exchange, Trump said: “Bill Maher came on my show and he called me ‘a piece of s—.’ His ratings went through the roof. I guess he feels now that maybe he has a shot at the presidency. He’s a joke.”

Said Brad Beyer, a producer of the series on Twitter: “A good, laugh-out-loud comedy is obviously right up your alley.”

And Michael Thorn, president of programming at TNT and TBS: “Congratulations to Donald Trump for his achievement in gross exaggeration.”

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