Well before Bruckheimer's CSI franchise there was LA Coroner Dr. R. Quincy, seemingly forever on a one man crusade for truth and justice. Quincy M.E. was a character driven show with Jack Klugman effectively portraying the passionate & dedicated coroner, ably assisted by Sam Fujiyama. His close friend, restaurant owner Danny Tovo, his politically conflicted boss, Dr. Robert Asten, and his antagonistic LAPD colleague, Lt. Frank Monahan, round out the main weekly cast.
While the ensemble casts of the current CSI shows often rely heavily on subtle (if not outlandishly unlikely) forensics, Quincy's science tended to be more straightforward and accessible to the viewer. As well, Quincy, M.E. had simple plot lines and simple character dynamics, unlike the increasingly self-referential, self-involved and navel gazing CSI franchise.
This show was typical, formulaic '70s-'80s American TV fare, kept interesting by Klugman's portray of the irascible Quincy; classic Americana. Two box sets (Seasons 1 & 2; Season 3) have been released. I do hope they release the rest.