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NYPD Blue

NYPD Blue logo
Genre Police procedural
Created by Steven Bochco
David Milch
Starring See: Main Cast
Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 261
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run September 21, 1993March 1, 2005
Links
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

NYPD Blue was an Emmy Award-winning hour long-running American television police drama set in New York City. It was created by Steven Bochco and David Milch and inspired by Milch's relationship with a former member of the New York City Police Department Bill Clark (who eventually became one of the show's producers). Its episodes were broadcast on the ABC network from September 21, 1993 to March 1, 2005. Since 2001, episodes of the series have also been running on Court TV and TNT. In Canada, episodes of the series have been running on Bravo!. Image File history File links NYPD_Blue_logo. ... The police procedural is a sub-genre of the mystery story which attempts to accurately depict the activities of a police force as they investigate crimes. ... Steven Ronald Bochco (born December 16, 1943) is an American television producer and writer. ... David Milch was born 1945 in Buffalo, New York to a Jewish family. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An Emmy Award. ... Nickname: Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1625 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area  - City  468. ... Steven Ronald Bochco (born December 16, 1943) is an American television producer and writer. ... David Milch was born 1945 in Buffalo, New York to a Jewish family. ... NYPD redirects here. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... This is a list of television-related events in 1993. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... The year 2005 in television involved some significant events. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2001. ... For the Canadian channel, see CourtTV Canada The Courtroom Television Network, more commonly known as Court TV, is an American cable television network owned by Time Warner that launched on July 1, 1991. ... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is a cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. ... Bravo! is a Canadian cable specialty television channel owned by CHUM Limited and was launched on January 1, 1995. ...

Contents

Overview

The program explores the internal and external struggles of the fictional 15th precinct of Manhattan. Typically an episode covers a day and intertwines several plots involving an ensemble cast. The storylines generally show that none of the main characters are all good. They all struggle with moral decisions and sometimes choose the wrong path, but every decision leads to the drama of growth or in some cases personal or professional destruction. Manhattan is a borough of New York City, New York, USA, coterminous with New York County. ...


Main Cast

The cast of NYPD Blue at the beginning of season 11 - l-r Clapp, Gosselaar, Obradors, Beauvais-Nilon, Franz, Simmons, Ross, Brochtrup, Morales

Original cast from Season 1 Image File history File links Cast_season_11. ... Image File history File links Cast_season_11. ... The following is a list of the numerous characters that appeared on NYPD Blue during the twelve seasons it was on the air. ...

Introduced in season 1 Dennis Franz (born Dennis Franz Schlacta, October 28, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois) is a German-American actor best known for his roles as Andy Sipowicz, a gritty police detective in the television series NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues and Beverly Hills Buntz. ... Dennis Franz as NYPD Detective Andy Sipowicz in NYPD Blue Andy Sipowicz was a fictional character on the very popular ABC television series NYPD Blue. ... David Stephen Caruso (born January 7, 1956 in Forest Hills, Queens, New York) is an American film and television actor. ... David Caruso as John Kelly with Amy Brenneman as Janice Licalsi John Kelly was a fictional character in the television series NYPD Blue. ... James McDaniel (Born March 25, 1958 in Washington, D.C.) is an American stage, film and television actor. ... James McDaniel as Capt. ... Sherry Stringfield Sherry Lea Stringfield (born June 24, 1967 in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is an American television actress best known for her role of Susan Lewis on the hit medical television drama ER. Sherry graduated from the Acting Conservatory of SUNY at Purchase in 1989 with a Bachelor of Fine... Actress Amy Brenneman (born June 22, 1964 in New London, Connecticut) is best-known for her roles in the television series NYPD Blue and Judging Amy. ... NOTE: DO NOT MISTAKE NICHOLAS (NICK) TURTURRO FOR NICHOLAS R. TURTURRO (A CREW MEMBER WITH THE SAME NAME, PER IMDB) Nick worked as a doorman before getting his TV break on NYPD Blue. ...

Introduced in season 2 Sharon Lawrence (Born June 29, 1961 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American television actress. ... Sylvia Costas played by Sharon Lawrence Sylvia Costas-Sipowicz, ADA, (fictional character on NYPD Blue played by Sharon Lawrence). ... Gordon Clapp (born September 24, 1948) is an American actor, best known for playing the role of Detective Greg Medavoy for 12 seasons on the television series NYPD Blue, winning an Emmy Award in 1998. ... Gordon Clapp as Greg Medavoy Greg Medavoy was a fictional character in the television series NYPD Blue. ... Gail OGrady in a Hot Properties promotional shot, c. ...

Introduced in season 4 Jimmy Smits as President Matt Santos on The West Wing. ... Jimmy Smits as Bobby Simone Bobby Simone was a fictional character in the television series NYPD Blue. ... Kim Delaney (born November 29, 1959 in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American actress. ... Diane Russell was a fictional character in the television series NYPD Blue. ... Bill Brochtrup (born March 7, 1963) is an American film and television actor. ...

  • Andrea Thompson as Det. Jill Kirkendall (Seasons 5-7, recurring Season 4)

Introduced in season 6 Andrea Thompson as Talia Winters in Babylon 5 Main title caption from Falcon Crest. ...

Introduced in season 7 Richard Rick Schroder, (born, April 13, 1970, in Staten Island, New York, USA) is an American actor who began his career as a child actor (then credited as Ricky Schroder). ... Rick Schroder as NYPD Detective Danny Sorenson in NYPD Blue Danny Sorenson was a fictional detective on the popular TV series, NYPD Blue, appearing from season six through season eight. ...

Introduced in season 8 Henry Simmons as Baldwin Jones in NYPD Blue Henry Oswald Simmons Jr. ... Henry Simmons as Baldwin Jones in NYPD Blue Baldwin Jones was a character on the long running police drama NYPD Blue. ... John F. ODonohue is an American actor and former police officer who is perhaps best known for his role as Sgt. ...

Introduced in season 9 Garcelle Beauvais (sometimes credited as Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon; born November 26, 1966 in St. ... Categories: People stubs | 1968 births | Soap opera actors | Television actors ... Esai Morales Esai Morales (born October 1, 1962) is an actor who most recently starred as Lt. ... Esai Morales as Lt. ...

Introduced in season 12 Mark-Paul Gosselaar, (born Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar, on March 1, 1974 in Panorama City, California, USA), is an American actor. ... Mark-Paul Gosselaar as John Clark, Jr. ... Jacqueline Obradors Jacqueline Obradors (b. ... Jacqueline Obradors as Rita Ortiz in NYPD Blue Rita Ortiz was a character in the long running police drama series NYPD Blue. ...

Currie Graham (born February 26, 1967 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) stage, film and television actor. ... Currie Graham as Lt. ... Bonnie Somerville Bonnie Somerville (born February 24, 1974 in Brooklyn, New York, United States) is an actress who has had roles in a number of movies and television series, most notably NYPD Blue, Grosse Pointe, and The O.C.. Born and raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn by her mother and large... Bonnie Somerville as Laura Murphy on NYPD Blue Laura Murphy was a character on the long running police drama NYPD Blue. ...

Production and crew

Produced by 20th Century Fox and Steven Bochco Productions, film production primarily took place in the greater Los Angeles area. The show did film in New York but only for exterior shots that used New York landmarks. In the final season the show was filmed only in Los Angeles to save money. Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the major American film studios. ... Film production on location in Newark, New Jersey. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ...

  • Steven Bochco - Executive Producer/Writer
  • David Milch - Executive Producer/Writer
  • Steven DePaul - Supervising Producer/Director
  • Matt Olmstead - Executive Producer/Writer
  • Nicholas Wootton - Executive Producer/Writer
  • Bill Clark - Executive Producer/Writer
  • Mark Tinker - Executive Producer/Director
  • Hans VanDoornewaard - Executive Producer
  • William M. Finkelstein - Executive Producer
  • Gregory Hoblit - Executive Producer/Director
  • Mike Post - Music
  • Edward Rogers - Music

Dennis Franz, as Andy Sipowicz, a veteran New York City Police detective, played the show's main character. His principal co-stars included David Caruso as Det. John Kelly (1993-1994), Jimmy Smits as Det. Bobby Simone (1994-1998), Rick Schroder as Det. Danny Sorenson (1998-2001) and Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Det. John Clark Jr. (2001-2005). Each was paired with Franz's Sipowicz, providing a younger and more suave foil to the abrasive, tragedy-prone detective. Steven Ronald Bochco (born December 16, 1943) is an American television producer and writer. ... David Milch was born 1945 in Buffalo, New York to a Jewish family. ... Matt Olmstead is an American writer and producer for television shows. ... Mark Tinker (born January 16, 1951) is an American television producer and director. ... Gregory Hoblit (b. ... Mike Post (born Leland Michael Postil on September 29, 1944) is a Grammy and Emmy award-winning composer of music and theme songs for many of the most popular TV dramas first shown in the United States. ... Edward S. “Ted” Rogers (1934-) is the CEO of Rogers Communications Inc. ... Dennis Franz (born Dennis Franz Schlacta, October 28, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois) is a German-American actor best known for his roles as Andy Sipowicz, a gritty police detective in the television series NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues and Beverly Hills Buntz. ... Dennis Franz as NYPD Detective Andy Sipowicz in NYPD Blue Andy Sipowicz was a fictional character on the very popular ABC television series NYPD Blue. ... NYPD redirects here. ... David Stephen Caruso (born January 7, 1956 in Forest Hills, Queens, New York) is an American film and television actor. ... David Caruso as John Kelly with Amy Brenneman as Janice Licalsi John Kelly was a fictional character in the television series NYPD Blue. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Jimmy Smits as President Matt Santos on The West Wing. ... Jimmy Smits as Bobby Simone Bobby Simone was a fictional character in the television series NYPD Blue. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Richard Rick Schroder, (born, April 13, 1970, in Staten Island, New York, USA) is an American actor who began his career as a child actor (then credited as Ricky Schroder). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mark-Paul Gosselaar, (born Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar, on March 1, 1974 in Panorama City, California, USA), is an American actor. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Plot

Season 1

John Kelly and Andy Sipowicz are detectives in the 15th squad. Sipowicz is the elder partner but is a drunk and a threat to the partnership lasting much longer. Kelly has a genuine affection for his partner but becomes increasingly exasperated by Sipowicz's behavior which eventually leads to Sipowicz being shot by a mobster during one of his frequent liaisons with a hooker. Season One Cast of NYPD Blue (l-r David Caruso, Dennis Franz, Sherry Stringfield, James McDaniel, Nicholas Turturro, Amy Brenneman ... David Caruso as John Kelly with Amy Brenneman as Janice Licalsi John Kelly was a fictional character in the television series NYPD Blue. ... Dennis Franz as NYPD Detective Andy Sipowicz in NYPD Blue Andy Sipowicz was a fictional character on the very popular ABC television series NYPD Blue. ...


Whilst his partner is recuperating, Kelly is teamed up by the squad's Lieutenant, Arthur Fancy, with a young cop from Anti-Crime, James Martinez. Kelly's personal life is no less frenetic as he is going through a divorce from his wife, Laura, and is embarking on an affair with a uniformed cop, Janice Licalsi. To complicate matters further, Licalsi has been ordered to do a 'hit' on Kelly by mob boss Angelo Marino otherwise Marino would turn in Licalsi's father, who is on his payroll. Instead, Licalsi murders Marino and the repercussions come back to haunt both her and Kelly.


Sipowicz, meanwhile, sobers up and embarks on an affair with A.D.A. Sylvia Costas whilst the other detective in the squad, Greg Medavoy, embarks on an affair of this own with the squad's new P.A.A., Donna Abandando. Sylvia Costas played by Sharon Lawrence Sylvia Costas-Sipowicz, ADA, (fictional character on NYPD Blue played by Sharon Lawrence). ...


Season 2

Licalsi is found guilty of the manslaughter of Marino and his driver and is given a two year sentence. Because of his involvement with Licalsi, and the belief that he withheld evidence that could have given her a longer sentence, Kelly is transferred out of the 15th and chooses to leave the department altogether. He is replaced by Bobby Simone, a widower whose previous job was that of driver for the Police Commissioner. This does not sit well with Sipowicz but in time he learns to accept his new partner and, as his relationship with Sylvia leads down the aisle, asks Simone to be his best man. ... Jimmy Smits as Bobby Simone Bobby Simone was a fictional character in the television series NYPD Blue. ...


After an affair with a journalist who uses information that he gives her in an article, Simone begins a relationship with another new officer in the squad, Diane Russell. Sipowicz, still a recovering alcoholic, recognizes in Russell's behavior that she also has a problem and, after much prompting, she herself goes to AA. Elsewhere, due to his lack of self-belief that a woman like Donna could love him, Medavoy's relationship with her breaks down, due in no small part to Donna's visiting sister. Diane Russell was a fictional character in the television series NYPD Blue. ... Logo for AA Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an informal society for recovering alcoholics. ...


Season 3

At the beginning of the season Sylvia is two weeks late and it transpires that she is pregnant with Andy's child. A baby boy, Theo, is born towards the end of the season. This is contrasted with the fate that awaits Sipowicz's older son, Andy Jr., who announces that he is to join the police force. Andy is finally bonding with his estranged son when he is gunned down, which leads the elder Sipowicz to fall off the wagon. Andy Jr's murderers are killed themselves by Simone in an act of self defence. ...


Bobby and Diane, whose relationship had been put on hold while she attended AA, restart their relationship only for Diane to begin drinking again when her abusive father beats her mother. Her father is eventually killed and her remaining parent becomes the prime suspect.


James Martinez and new detective Adrienne Lesniak begin an affair but only after Lesniak tells Medavoy that she is gay. Medavoy himself leaves his wife, recognising that she is holding him back but it is too late to save his relationship with Donna who leaves to take up a job with Apple. Apple Inc. ...


Later Seasons

During the next two seasons, there are a few minor cast changes: Donna is replaced by several PAA's, most notably by Lourdes Benedicto, who plays Gina Colon, a character that eventually marries Martinez and is written out; and Andrea Thompson who plays Det. Jill Kirkendall and is partnered up with Russell. Sipowicz's battle with prostate cancer and the up-and-down Simone/Russell relationship, which included Russell's revelation of an incestuous relationship with her father. Also during this time, Franz would win four Emmy Awards, and both Delaney and Clapp would each win an Emmy for supporting roles. Andrea Thompson as Talia Winters in Babylon 5 Main title caption from Falcon Crest. ... Prostate cancer is a disease in which cancer develops in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. ... An Emmy Award. ... An Emmy Award. ...


Season 6 becomes a major turning point in the history of the series, as Smits decides not to renew his contract and leaves the show. His exit is explained as Simone becoming ill with an enlarged heart, shortly after marrying Russell in a civil ceremony, and his body's subsequent rejection of a heart transplant. Smits was replaced by Rick Schroder as Det. Danny Sorenson. Schroder won critical praise as the young gun that Sipowicz became partnered with as a mentor[citation needed]. Also during Season 6, two other critical incidents occur: the cocaine overdose death of PAA Dolores Mayo (played by Lola Glaudini), and the shocking death of Costas, gunned down at the courthouse trial of the suspect accused in Mayo's death by her distraught father. Costas's final words of 'Take care of the baby' to Sipowicz leads to his total initial withdrawal from the squad. Yet, his keen perceptiveness allows him to gain a confession from the accused suspect, who tried to buy his way out of trouble. Furthermore, Sipowicz reaches a level of understanding with PAA John Irvin (portrayed by Bill Brochtrup), whose homosexuality was a foible for Sipowicz in their interactions to that point. The next two seasons see the continuation of the Sipowicz/Sorenson relationship, along with more changes in the squad: departing during this time were Kirkendall, Martinez, Fancy as squad leader (through a promotion to write him out), and even Russell herself for a leave of absence to grieve the loss of Simone. Arriving to replace them would be Det. Baldwin Jones, played by Henry Simmons, Det. Connie McDowell played by Charlotte Ross, and Lt. Tony Rodriguez, played by Esai Morales. At the end of Season 8, Sorenson is approached by the owners of a strip club to work for them providing information and such. After reporting this to Lt. Rodriguez, Sorenson goes undercover, but then turns up missing after a stripper he was seeing turns up dead in his apartment (not by his doing as it turns out). The Sorenson character would be written out at the start of Season 9 at the request of Schroder, who wanted to spend more time with his family in Montana. Category: ... Cardiomegaly is a medical condition wherein the heart is enlarged. ... Richard Rick Schroder, (born, April 13, 1970, in Staten Island, New York, USA) is an American actor who began his career as a child actor (then credited as Ricky Schroder). ... Rick Schroder as NYPD Detective Danny Sorenson in NYPD Blue Danny Sorenson was a fictional detective on the popular TV series, NYPD Blue, appearing from season six through season eight. ... Category: ... Bill Brochtrup (born March 7, 1963) is an American film and television actor. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Henry Simmons as Baldwin Jones in NYPD Blue Baldwin Jones was a character on the long running police drama NYPD Blue. ... Henry Simmons as Baldwin Jones in NYPD Blue Henry Oswald Simmons Jr. ... Categories: People stubs | 1968 births | Soap opera actors | Television actors ... Esai Morales as Lt. ... Esai Morales Esai Morales (born October 1, 1962) is an actor who most recently starred as Lt. ... Category: ... Category: ...


The fourth and final phase of the show would take place over the final four seasons. In addition to the 'Sorenson missing' storyline, Season 9 would also initially tie-in with the September 11 terrorist attacks. A suspect trades immunity for a robbery and shooting in exchange for information on a buried rug in Brooklyn that turns out to include Sorenson's dead body. Filling the void as partner for Sipowicz is newly promoted Det. John Clark, played by Mark-Paul Gosselaar. As with Simone and Sorenson, there is initial tension between Clark and Sipowicz, largely due to an old feud from years earlier involving Sipowicz and Clark's father, John Clark Sr. (played in guest spots by Joe Spano). Season 9 also sees the introduction of Det. Rita Ortiz played by Jacqueline Obradors. The remaining four years would see a continuing focus on Sipowicz as the main character, as had been the case since Simone's death. Another unlikely romance would develop between Sipowicz (once referred to by series co-creator David Milch as a "Marine crustacean... hideous to look at on the surface... yet eventually showing you that even a Marine crustacean can be a beautiful creature of God."[citation needed]) and McDowell. This came about due to her ability to stand up to Sipowicz's gruffness, and her tender relationship with Theo (played by Austin Majors). They would eventually marry, and after adopting McDowell's sister's baby daughter (following the sister's murder by her husband, Connie's brother-in-law), they would have a child of their own as well. The McDowell character would eventually become an off-screen character only in the final two seasons, due to issues between Ross and show executives. Other departures and arrivals: Rodriguez would be written out following a dispute with an IAB captain who shot him in a drunken rage; replacing him initially as head of the squad was Sgt. Eddie Gibson, played by former actual NYPD officer John F. O'Donohue, who had previously served in the squad both on night watch and briefly on the 'day tour'; Gibson was then removed and replaced at the start of Season 12 by Lt. Thomas Bale, played by Currie Graham; arriving and the departing was ADA Valerie Haywood, played by Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon; and replacing McDowell was young Det. Laura Murphy, played by Bonnie Somerville. The final few episodes involve the impending retirement of Det. Medavoy, long the bumbling but well-meaning court jester in the show, and Sipowicz's attempts to take the Sergeants exam. Category: ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... The name John Clark may refer to: John Clark (1761-1821), American farmer and Governor of Delaware. ... Mark-Paul Gosselaar, (born Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar, on March 1, 1974 in Panorama City, California, USA), is an American actor. ... Joe Spano (born July 7, 1946) in San Francisco, California is an American actor who is perhaps most well known for his Emmy nominated role as Lt. ... Jacqueline Obradors as Rita Ortiz in NYPD Blue Rita Ortiz was a character in the long running police drama series NYPD Blue. ... Jacqueline Obradors Jacqueline Obradors (b. ... David Milch was born 1945 in Buffalo, New York to a Jewish family. ... John F. ODonohue is an American actor and former police officer who is perhaps best known for his role as Sgt. ... Category: ... Currie Graham (born February 26, 1967 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) stage, film and television actor. ... Garcelle Beauvais (Born November 26, 1966 in St. ... Bonnie Somerville as Laura Murphy on NYPD Blue Laura Murphy was a character on the long running police drama NYPD Blue. ... Bonnie Somerville Bonnie Somerville (born February 24, 1974 in Brooklyn, New York, United States) is an actress who has had roles in a number of movies and television series, most notably NYPD Blue, Grosse Pointe, and The O.C.. Born and raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn by her mother and large...


Controversy

NYPD Blue gained notoriety for profanity and nudity never previously broadcast on American network television. As Milch noted in a May 2002 interview:[citation needed]

"It took an extra year to get on the air to negotiate with ABC what could and could not be done. The good thing about that delay was that I got to spend an extra year with cops to research and come to understand more about what it meant to be a New York City cop."

The delay did little to defuse the controversy. Fifty-seven of ABC's 225 affiliates preempted the first episode because of protests led by Rev. Donald Wildmon and his American Family Association (AFA). The preemptions were mostly in smaller markets, comprising 10-15% of potential viewers which limited the impact of the protest. The show's ratings success led most affiliates (and advertisers) to end their opposition. By the end of the first season the show was a Top 20 hit and protests by the AFA were countered by support from Viewers for Quality Television and recognition from Emmy and People's Choice Awards. The program earned Franz a best-actor Emmy for the first season (one of four he received for the role) and a best drama series Emmy for the show's second season. Donald E. Wildmon, born 18 January 1938 in Dumas, Mississippi, is the founder and head of the American Family Association. ... The American Family Association (AFA) is a conservative Christian organization founded in 1977 by Rev. ... An Emmy Award. ... The Peoples Choice Awards, held annually in January, is one of the few awards shows to be based on popularity. ...


According to one fan site [1], cast members who appeared nude included Caruso, Stringfield, Brenneman, Franz, Smits, Lawrence, O'Grady, Delaney, Miceli, Thompson, Schroder, Simmons, Ross, Gosselaar and Obradors. Gordon Clapp had also filmed a nude scene to be aired in the series' 11th season but it was broadcast only in a heavily edited version in the wake of the Janet Jackson Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy. Cable network TNT airs reruns of NYPD Blue with the nudity and much of the profanity cut; Court TV has tended to show them in their original form. Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is a Grammy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated American singer, songwriter, composer, actress, dancer, choreographer, record producer, and activist. ... Janet Jacksons exposed breast. ... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is a cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. ... For the Canadian channel, see CourtTV Canada The Courtroom Television Network, more commonly known as Court TV, is an American cable television network owned by Time Warner that launched on July 1, 1991. ...


According to NYPD Blue: A Final Tribute a retrospective broadcast on the same night as the last episode, the controversy wasn't limited to what was on the screen. David Milch, the show's co-creator and head writer, was a controversial figure on the set during the seven years he was with the show. His working style and tendency to leave writing to the last minute contributed to a frustrating working environment for some of the cast and crew. Smits left the show when his contract ended because of it. Milch cites his own alcoholism and other addictions as factors contributing to the difficult environment. In spite of the controversy, Milch is usually credited as a major creative force during the years he worked on the show; Milch won two Emmy Awards for his writing, shared another as executive producer and shared in a further ten nominations for his writing and production. Retrospective (from Latin retrospectare, look back) generally means to take a look back at events that already have taken place. ... David Milch was born 1945 in Buffalo, New York to a Jewish family. ... An Emmy Award. ...


The final episode

March 1, 2005 saw the show's 261st and final episode, "Moving Day", bringing an end to the show's 12 year run. Rather than have another huge controversial event or kill off a character, the decision was to have the final episode be like just another day on the job only with Andy as the new squad room leader. In the final scene, previous squad leader Lieutenant Bale wishes Andy good luck with his new position, looks around his old office and says "It's yours." Then all the detectives come in, one by one, to wish Andy goodnight. The last one to say goodbye is John Clark with "Good night, Boss". Andy surveys his new office, puts his reading glasses on, and begins to go through the paper work on his desk. The camera then moves out through the 15th precinct squadroom and out the door, it moves up and then we see the squad room sign over the door one last time. March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Trivia

  • Dennis Franz (Detective Andy Sipowicz) is the only actor to appear in all 261 episodes.
  • Gordon Clapp (Detective Greg Medavoy) is the only actor other than Franz to appear in all 12 seasons, but he did not appear in every episode, first appearing in the third episode of season one. He didn't appear in the opening titles as a regular cast member until the second season.
  • Gail O'Grady (Donna Abandando), Kim Delaney (Detective Diane Russell) and Jimmy Smits (Detective Bobby Simone) are the only actors from the regular cast to return after they left the show. The Abandando character returns for one episode in a dream sequence in which Medavoy is reading through a manuscript for an unpublished book by former Det. Mike Roberts. O'Grady did not appear in the credits. The Russell character would return in a three-episode arch during the tenth season as a member of the Special Victims department, where she works with the squad to try and solve a case. As for the Simone character, he would return in the form of a ghost counseling Sipowicz as he tries to get a struggling Clark back on-track. Like with O'Grady, Smits would not appear in the credits.
  • Exteriors of the 15th squad were shot at the NYPD's Ninth Precinct , 321 East 5th Street, New York, NY, 10003. It is also the building used to represent Kojak's 13th squad.
  • The only time an original cast member and their replacement appeared in the same scene was when James McDaniel (Capt. Fancy) and Esai Morales (Lt. Rodriguez) appeared together in the season 8 episode "Flight of Fancy"
  • In the series, only Andy's first and last partners (John Kelly and John Clark) do not die. Bobby Simone and Danny Sorensen do.
  • In the pilot episode, Andy argues outside the courtroom with A.D.A. Costas (Sharon Lawrence) over whether she thinks he broke the law to search a suspect. She tries to end the argument with, "I'd say res ipsa loquitur if I thought you knew what that meant," to which Andy replies, "Hey, ipsa this, you pissy little bitch," as he grabs his crotch. Res ipsa loquitur is Latin for "the thing speaks for itself."
  • Charlotte Ross first guest starred as Laurie Richardson, an abused housewife, in episodes 5.16 and 5.18 (1998) and then joined the show in 2001 as a regular cast member playing the role of Detective Connie McDowell. Though she quit the show in 2004, her part was not written out of the story. She continued to remain Detective Andy Sipowicz's wife, though the viewers never got to see her.
  • David Caruso (John Kelly) also stars in CSI: Miami, a spin-off of CBS' flagship show CSI, as another cop, Lt. Horatio Caine. Caruso was rumored to have an arrogant attitude, believing that NYPD Blue was "his" show. When he held out for more money in season 2 the producers refused and a compromise was reached wherein Caruso would appear in the first four episodes. [1]
  • Sherry Stringfield and David Schwimmer, who played her neighbor dubbed "4-B" by Det. John Kelly, would both become cast members of shows that not only debuted the next year and become monster hits, but would air on the same night on the same network - ER and Friends respectively on Thursday on NBC.
  • According to executive producer Mark Tinker, the idea for the last scene of the final episode where the camera seems to float out of the squad and moving upward towards heaven is supposed to symbolize that life will continue to exist in the 15th Squad, even though the viewer has 'passed on'.
  • Jimmy Smits turned down the role of John Kelly before accepting the role of Kelly's replacement Bobby Simone.
  • John F. O'Donohue was the only member of the cast who was a police officer in real-life, having served twenty years in the NYPD. He also played a court clerk in two early episodes.
  • Sharon Lawrence later got married in the same church where her character Sylvia's wedding was filmed.
  • In the Dilbert animated series episode "The Virtual Employee", one of the cops in the police station where Dilbert is being interrogated looks like Sipowicz.
  • The show's signature loose-camera style was pioneered by Gregory Hoblit, who directed the pilot episode. When Steven Bochco saw the first set of dailies that had been shot this way, he was taken aback; but Hoblit told him to be patient, and once the episode was cut together Bochco realized that it was a perfect look for the show. By the time the third season was made, Bochco felt that the numerous camera moves may have interfered with the storytelling, and asked for the level of loose-camera shots to be reduced "40-50%." [2]

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International

Country Channel
Australia Network Ten (First Airings) & W (Repeats)
Belgium VTM (Repeats)
Netherlands NCRV (Repeats) UK Channel 4 (Seasons 1-9), More 4 (Seasons 10-12) and FX (repeats)
Norway TV2 (Seasons 1-12) (repeats)
Canada CTV (Season 1 and repeats)
Global Television Network (Seasons 2-12)
Hong Kong TVB Pearl
Ireland RTÉ One (First Airings)
Channel 6 (Repeats)
France France 3
Italy Canale 5 (First Airings)
La7 (Repeats)
Slovenia POP TV
Denmark TV 2 (First Airings)
TV 2, TV 2 ZULU and TV 2 Charlie (Repeats)
Finland MTV3
Turkey CNBC-e

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DVD releases

Season Ep # R1 DVD Cover R1 Release Date R2 Cover Art R2 Release Date R4 Cover Art R4 Release Date
The Complete 1st Season 22 March 18, 2003 May 19, 2003 June 17, 2003
The Complete 2nd Season 22 August 19, 2003 October 6, 2003 February 17, 2004
The Complete 3rd Season 22 February 21, 2006 April 17, 2006 May 29, 2006
The Complete 4th Season 22 June 20, 2006 August 14, 2006 August 21, 2006

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Episodes

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References

  1. ^ Frequently Asked Questions About NYPD Blue.
  2. ^ a b  Life in the 15th Precinct, NYPD Blue season 3 DVD documentary.

External links

  • Encyclopedia of Television
  • Official websites for the show from ABC, Court TV,TNT and Bravo!
  • Series ending commentary from MSNBC, Slate, and the Christian Science Monitor
  • Alan Sepinwall/Amanda Wilson entire series information and episode summary & review
  • April 2001 announcement about NYPD Blue's airing on Court TV and TNT
  • David Milch's Active Imagination, a May 2002 interview with Milch
  • NYPD Blue at the Internet Movie Database
  • Episode guide at TV.COM
NYPD Blue
Characters Andy Sipowicz | John Kelly | Bobby Simone | Danny Sorenson | John Clark, Jr. |
Lt. Arthur Fancy | Greg Medavoy | Sylvia Costas | Diane Russell | Baldwin Jones | Lt. Tony Rodriguez | Rita Ortiz | Laura Murphy | Lt. Thomas Bale
Actors Dennis Franz | David Caruso | Jimmy Smits | Rick Schroder | Mark-Paul Gosselaar | James McDaniel | Gordon Clapp | Nicholas Turturro | Sharon Lawrence | Kim Delaney | Sherry Stringfield | Gail O'Grady | Andrea Thompson | Bill Brochtrup | Henry Simmons | Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon | Charlotte Ross | Esai Morales | Jacqueline Obradors | John F. O'Donohue | Currie Graham | Bonnie Somerville
Creators Steven Bochco | David Milch
Episodes Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 3 | Season 4 | Season 5
Season 6 | Season 7 | Season 8 | Season 9
Season 10 | Season 11 | Season 12

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