NYPD Blue

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NYPD Blue
NYPD Blue-Logo.jpg
Premiere September 21, 1993
Finale March 1, 2005
Creator Steven Bochco,
David Milch
Network ABC
Style 60-minute crime drama
Company Steven Bochco Productions
20th Century Fox Television
Seasons 12
Episodes 261
Origin USA

NYPD Blue is a crime drama that aired on ABC. A ground-breaking show created by Steven Bochco and David Milch, it gained a devoted following and ran for 12 seasons, finally being axed in March 2005.

However, before its launch in September 1993, it attracted much controversy because of reports that it would contain scenes of nudity and profanity on a scale not previously seen on American network television. A number of affiliated stations refused to run the opening episodes because of opposition from campaigners, but, when the programme proved to be a top 20 hit, most stations and advertisers ended their opposition. The show went on to win a whole string of awards, including Emmys and Golden Globes.

Set in Manhattan's fictional 15th precinct, the series featured an ensemble cast and interwoven storylines in each episode. Dennis Franz starred throughout as veteran Det. Andy Sipowicz, teamed with a succession of younger partners, played in turn by David Caruso, Jimmy Smits, Rick Schroder and Mark-Paul Gosselaar.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
David Caruso Det. John Kelly 1 2
Jimmy Smits Det. Bobby Simone 2 3 4 5 6 12
Dennis Franz Det./Sgt. Andy Sipowicz 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Rick Schroder Det. Danny Sorenson 6 7 8
Mark-Paul Gosselaar Det. John Clark, Jr. 9 10 11 12
James McDaniel Lt./Capt. Arthur Fancy 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Sherry Stringfield ADA Laura Michaels Kelly 1
Amy Brenneman P.O. Janice Licalsi 1 2
Nicholas Turturro P.O./Det./Sgt. James Martinez 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Sharon Lawrence ADA Sylvia Costas 1 2 3 4 5 6
Gordon Clapp Det. Greg Medavoy 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Gail O'Grady PAA Donna Abandando 1 2 3 6
Justine Miceli Det. Adrianne Lesniak 2 3
Kim Delaney Det. Diane Russell 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11
Andrea Thompson Det. Jill Kirkendall 4 5 6 7
Bill Brochtrup PAA John Irvin 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Henry Simmons Det. Baldwin Jones 7 8 9 10 11 12
Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon ADA Valerie Heywood 8 9 10 11
Charlotte Ross Det. Connie McDowell 8 9 10 11
Esai Morales Lt. Tony Rodriguez 8 9 10 11
Jacqueline Obradors Det. Rita Ortiz 9 10 11 12
John F. O'Donohue Det./Sgt. Eddie Gibson 7 8 9 10 11
Currie Graham Lt. Thomas Bale 12
Bonnie Somerville Det. Laura Murphy 12
Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Michael Sabatino P.O. Martelli 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Vincent Guastaferro Sgt. Vincent Agostini 1 2 3 4
Daniel Benzali James Sinclair, Esq. 1 2 6 11
Scott Allan Campbell IAB Sgt. Jerry Martens 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Billy Concha P.O. Miller 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
James McBride P.O. Mike Shannon 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Carmine Caridi Det. Vince Gotelli 2 3 4 5 6
James Eugene Davis P.O. Hutchison 2 3 4 8 9 10 11 12
Ray Latulipe Det. Josh Astrachan 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Michael Buchman Silver ADA Leo Cohen 3 4 5 6 8 11
Debra Monk Katie Sipowicz 3 6 7 8
Philip Angelotti P.O. Johnson 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Michael Echols P.O. Lowen 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Henry Murph Det. "Hank" Harold 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Joe Sabatino P.O. Mackey 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Lourdes Benedicto PAA Gina Colon Martinez 4 5 7
Anthony Mangano P.O. Ed Laughlin 5 6 7 9 10
Lola Glaudini PAA Dolores Mayo 5 6
Austin Majors Theo Sipowicz 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Sheeri Rappaport P.O. Mary Franco 7 8
Joe Spano Det. John Clark, Sr. 9 10
Chandra West Dr. Jennifer Devlin 10 11

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
ABC
Season One September 21, 1993 May 17, 1994 22
Season Two October 11, 1994 May 23, 1995 22
Season Three October 24, 1995 May 21, 1996 22
Season Four October 15, 1996 May 20, 1997 22
Season Five September 30, 1997 May 19, 1998 22
Season Six October 20, 1998 May 25, 1999 22
Season Seven January 11, 2000 May 23, 2000 22
Season Eight January 9, 2001 May 22, 2001 20
Season Nine November 6, 2001 May 21, 2002 23
Season Ten September 24, 2002 May 20, 2003 22
Season Eleven September 23, 2003 May 11, 2004 22
Season Twelve September 21, 2004 March 1, 2005 20

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
Season 1 March 18, 2003 6
Season 2 August 19, 2003 6
Season 3 February 21, 2006 4
Season 4 June 20, 2006 4

External Sites