NYPD Detectives of Manhattan's fictional 15th precinct investigate criminal cases.
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Series cast summary:
 Det. Andy Sipowicz / ... (261 episodes, 1993-2005)
 Det. Greg Medavoy (255 episodes, 1993-2005)
 Lt. Arthur Fancy / ... (166 episodes, 1993-2001)
 John Irvin (156 episodes, 1995-2005)
 Det. James Martinez (138 episodes, 1993-2000)
 Det. Diane Russell (136 episodes, 1995-2003)
 Det. Baldwin Jones (123 episodes, 2000-2005)
 A.D.A. Sylvia Costas / ... (106 episodes, 1993-1999)


Each week viewers see the gritty reality of life in a New York City Police unit as the officers go about their work with a grim determination. Two partners, Detectives Andy Sipowicz and John Kelley (later replaced by Bobby Simone), are the central characters in this weekly police drama, and personify very different approaches to their difficult job. Sipowicz's brash gruffness (covering an emotional vulnerability) is tempered by the precise and controlled demeanor of the two partners with whom he has worked. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Release Date:

21 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Policía de Nueva York  »

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Did You Know?


According to Steven Bochco, Sherry Stringfield asked the producers to release her from her contract after the first season because she said she was not enjoying being a TV actress and wanted to return to New York. Less than a week after being let out of the contract she was hired as a regular cast member for the new TV series ER (1994). However, in his book "True Blue", David Milch said that Sherry's contract-end request came about because she had very little to do - the prominence of Andy Sipowicz's relationship with Sharon Lawrence's DA took all of the story time that was originally intended for scenes between David Caruso and Sherry - and the request was amiably granted, with Milch also stating he was happy when she got a prominent role on ER. See more »


Det. Baldwin Jones: [Jones has been questioning a rapper about the shooting of another rapper] You know, I'm glad your lawyer showed up, 'cause now I can tell you what I really think. I think you are a punk-ass bitch wannabe thug just like Jenksy and Andre said. Don't like it? You wanna jump; jump.
[Rapper just looks at him]
Det. Baldwin Jones: That's what I thought.
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17 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've almost never missed an episode of this show during it's entire run. I'm going to miss having a "normal" cop show on the air. Law and Order is too talky and the CSI procedural stuff is just too much of an okay thing. I must say that it's the tiny moments in "Blue" that have the biggest impact on me. The final picture-taking sequence in this week's episode just seemed like two actors (Franz and Clapp) really relishing the joy they've had working with one another all these years. Even though you can see where it seems to be going, I still look forward to spending time with the fictional 15th squad. Currie Graham was a great addition and some unsung players that never get press (Henry Simmons, anyone?)have just made this show so good--and so New York.

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