NYPD Blue (1993–2005)

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The gritty details of life as a member of a New York City police unit.

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 Det. Andy Sipowicz / ... (261 episodes, 1993-2005)
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 Det. Greg Medavoy (252 episodes, 1993-2005)
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 Lt. Arthur Fancy (160 episodes, 1993-2001)
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 John Irvin (156 episodes, 1995-2005)
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 Det. Diane Russell (132 episodes, 1995-2003)
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 Det. James Martinez (129 episodes, 1993-2000)
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 Det. Baldwin Jones (121 episodes, 2000-2005)
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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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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 »

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[an older woman is coming on to Sorenson]
Andy: You know, sad thing is, back when I was drinking, many's the night I'd have thrown a hump into that.
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Why NYPD Blue is the best show Ever!
1 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My wife and I also love NYPD Blue! The best show ever made for TV. We just watched 3 hours tonight. Back then, in 1993 everybody thought that was too strong for airing on TV prime time. Wonder what they think now compared to todays garbage on TV?

Thanks for the info about Court TV on Saturday and Sunday. I did not know about them. I will start taping there also.

Here is Arkansas, CST, I tape it every Wednesday Morning at 2:00 A.M till 5:00 A.M. on TNT! Hope this helps! It is still the best show on TV Today, bar none. There is literally no better actor than Andy. I wonder what Andy was being paid per episode over the 12 year run? Does anybody know?


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