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Drugs, robbery, corruption, rape, murder. Cops versus criminals. The undercover war has started. Welcome to New York City. Full summary »
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great Urban series, but bad decisions derailed it.. See more (25 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 159)

Malik Yoba ... Det. James 'J.C.' Williams / ... (89 episodes, 1994-1999)

Michael DeLorenzo ... Det. Eddie Torres (76 episodes, 1994-1997)

Patti D'Arbanville ... Lt. Virginia Cooper (76 episodes, 1994-1997)

Lauren Vélez ... Det. Nina Moreno / ... (64 episodes, 1995-1999)

George Gore II ... Gregory 'G' Williams / ... (39 episodes, 1994-1998)
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Series Directed by
Frederick King Keller (19 episodes, 1994-1998)
Don Kurt (9 episodes, 1995-1999)
Jace Alexander (5 episodes, 1994-1996)
Allen Coulter (5 episodes, 1996-1998)
Arthur W. Forney (4 episodes, 1994-1996)
Melanie Mayron (4 episodes, 1995-1998)
Norberto Barba (4 episodes, 1996-1998)
Martha Mitchell (4 episodes, 1996-1998)
Bill Corcoran (3 episodes, 1994-1996)
Michael Lange (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Matthew Penn (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jesús Salvador Treviño (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Timothy Van Patten (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Helaine Head (2 episodes, 1994-1996)
Reynaldo Villalobos (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
Peter R. McIntosh (2 episodes, 1995-1998)
Oscar L. Costo (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Writing credits
Kevin Arkadie (89 episodes, 1994-1999)
Dick Wolf (89 episodes, 1994-1999)
Reggie Rock Bythewood (16 episodes, 1994-1997)
Natalie Chaidez (13 episodes, 1994-1997)
Larry Moskowitz (12 episodes, 1995-1997)
Judy McCreary (9 episodes, 1995-1997)
Steven Smith (6 episodes, 1995-1997)
Denitria Harris-Lawrence (6 episodes, 1996-1998)
Charles Holland (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
Robert Ward (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
Brad Kern (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
Michael Mahern (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
Shane Salerno (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
Kim Newton (3 episodes, 1998)
Nonny de la Peña (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
Angel Dean Lopez (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
Darin Goldberg (2 episodes, 1998)
Shelley Meals (2 episodes, 1998)
Edward Tivnan (2 episodes, 1998)

Series Produced by
Don Kurt .... executive producer / co-executive producer / ... (88 episodes, 1994-1999)
Peter R. McIntosh .... producer / co-executive producer (88 episodes, 1994-1999)
Dick Wolf .... executive producer (88 episodes, 1994-1999)
Arthur W. Forney .... supervising producer / producer (77 episodes, 1994-1999)
Andre Harrell .... co-executive producer / executive producer (76 episodes, 1994-1997)
Reggie Rock Bythewood .... producer / co-producer / ... (75 episodes, 1994-1997)
Christopher Cooke .... associate producer / co-producer (75 episodes, 1994-1997)
Jody Milano Vanderputten .... co-producer / producer / ... (64 episodes, 1994-1999)
Lyah Beth LeFlore .... associate producer (51 episodes, 1994-1996)
Larry Moskowitz .... producer / supervising producer (50 episodes, 1995-1997)
Steven Smith .... co-executive producer / executive producer (50 episodes, 1995-1997)
Mark McGann .... co-producer / associate producer (37 episodes, 1996-1999)
Kevin Arkadie .... producer (26 episodes, 1994-1995)
Robert Ward .... supervising producer (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Brad Kern .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Joe Lazarov .... co-producer (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kim Newton .... co-producer (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Edward Tivnan .... supervising producer (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Natalie Chaidez .... co-producer (11 episodes, 1997)
Lisa Tygett .... associate producer (9 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Original Music by
James Mtume (89 episodes, 1994-1999)
 
Series Cinematography by
Glenn Kershaw (44 episodes, 1996-1999)
Scott Williams (40 episodes, 1994-1997)
Edward J. Pei (4 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Film Editing by
Kevin Krasny (28 episodes, 1994-1998)
Richard Pearson (22 episodes, 1994-1997)
John Refoua (17 episodes, 1995-1998)
Alan L. Shefland (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Monty DeGraff (4 episodes, 1994)
Leslie Gaulin (4 episodes, 1995)
Juan Garza (3 episodes, 1997)
Chris Peppe (3 episodes, 1998)
Michael Schweitzer (2 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Casting by
Jeff Block (61 episodes, 1995-1999)
Lynn Kressel (41 episodes, 1994-1996)
 
Series Production Design by
Dean Taucher (75 episodes, 1994-1997)
Ted Glass (13 episodes, 1997-1999)
 
Series Art Direction by
Robert Thayer (1 episode, 1994)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Janet Shaw (76 episodes, 1994-1998)
Diane Lederman (12 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Costume Design by
Richard Owings (68 episodes, 1994-1997)
Ingrid Price (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Paul A. Simmons Jr. (7 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Makeup Department
Amrita Diane Ford .... key make-up (88 episodes, 1994-1999)
Darren Hostler .... key hair stylist (44 episodes, 1995-1997)
Mel McKinney .... key hair stylist (25 episodes, 1994-1995)
Rose Chatterton .... key hair stylist (12 episodes, 1998-1999)
Nathan J. Busch II .... key hair stylist (6 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Production Management
Peter R. McIntosh .... unit production manager (54 episodes, 1994-1996)
Bart Wenrich .... unit production manager (31 episodes, 1996-1999)
Pamela Hochschartner .... production supervisor (4 episodes, 1994)
Lisa Tygett .... post-production supervisor (4 episodes, 1998)
Henry Bronchtein .... unit production manager (3 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter R. McIntosh .... second unit director / director: teaser/montage (40 episodes, 1994-1998)
Don Kurt .... second unit director / director: teaser/montage (37 episodes, 1994-1999)
Michael Samson .... first assistant director (24 episodes, 1994-1996)
Mark McGann .... second unit director / first assistant director (21 episodes, 1994-1999)
Randy N. Barbee .... first assistant director / second unit director (20 episodes, 1995-1998)
Joe Burns .... first assistant director (15 episodes, 1996-1998)
Marc Garland .... second assistant director (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Evan Labb .... second assistant director (13 episodes, 1996-1999)
Robert C. Albertell .... second assistant director (13 episodes, 1996-1997)
Robert E. Warren .... first assistant director (12 episodes, 1994-1997)
Jeffrey T. Bernstein .... second assistant director (11 episodes, 1996-1997)
Matthew T. Weiner .... second assistant director (9 episodes, 1994-1995)
Peter Soldo .... second second assistant director (9 episodes, 1998-1999)
Paul Byrne Prenderville .... second second assistant director (8 episodes, 1994)
Julie A. Bloom .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1994)
William Jennings .... first assistant director / second assistant director (6 episodes, 1995-1996)
Roni Wheeler .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1995)
Danielle Rigby .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 1995)
Allen Coulter .... second unit director / director: teaser/montage (5 episodes, 1996)
T. Sean Ferguson .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1998)
John Gallagher .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1998)
Michelle L. Keiser .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1998)
Stephen Lee Davis .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1995)
Sam Hoffman .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1995)
David Mueller .... second unit director (2 episodes, 1995)
Peter Gathings Bunche .... second unit director (2 episodes, 1996)

Roger M. Bobb .... dga trainee (unknown episodes)
Anura Idupuganti .... dga trainee (unknown episodes)
Keith J. Knight .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Michael Reichman .... dga trainee (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Nancy Gilliar .... stand-by set dresser (89 episodes, 1994-1999)
Gerard H. Pineo .... leadman / set dresser (88 episodes, 1994-1999)
Glen Pangione .... construction coordinator (44 episodes, 1994-1998)
Bruno Robotti .... scenic charge (36 episodes, 1994-1996)
Ron Stone .... property master (35 episodes, 1994-1998)
Kenneth Stopsky .... construction coordinator (29 episodes, 1994-1996)
Thomas Yacuk .... head construction grip / construction coordinator (29 episodes, 1995-1998)
Gary Aharoni .... assistant property / assistant props (26 episodes, 1995-1996)
Philip Saccio .... property master (26 episodes, 1995-1996)
Steven Gamiello .... assistant property / property master (26 episodes, 1996-1999)
William F. Reynolds .... property master (25 episodes, 1994-1995)
James J. Archer .... assistant property / assistant props (24 episodes, 1994-1995)
Michael Zansky .... scenic charge (18 episodes, 1994-1997)
Timothy Tranzillo .... scenic charge (15 episodes, 1995-1997)
Kevin C. Reidy .... head construction grip (15 episodes, 1996-1999)
Greg Sullivan .... scenic charge (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Charles Reidy .... head construction grip (12 episodes, 1996)
James Cappello .... construction coordinator (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Karen Cusick .... art department coordinator (10 episodes, 1998-1999)
Joseph Timothy Conway .... assistant property (8 episodes, 1997)
Evilio Peret .... scenic charge (3 episodes, 1995)
Cassandra Saulter .... scenic charge (3 episodes, 1995)
Tom Gilligan .... head construction grip (3 episodes, 1996)
Greco .... assistant property (3 episodes, 1996)
Sean O'Brien .... head construction grip (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Sound Department
Kevin Spears .... supervising sound editor (88 episodes, 1994-1999)
Bill Daly .... sound mixer (49 episodes, 1996-1999)
Paul Koronkiewicz .... boom operator (49 episodes, 1996-1999)
George Leong .... boom (21 episodes, 1994-1995)
William Sarokin .... sound mixer (21 episodes, 1994-1995)
Robb Navrides .... sound editor (16 episodes, 1994-1998)
Edward Gleason .... sound mixer (9 episodes, 1995-1996)
Andy Dawson .... sound editor (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
Neil Bleifield .... boom operator (5 episodes, 1995-1996)
Thomas Brandau .... sound mixer (4 episodes, 1994)
Felix Andrew .... boom / boom operator (4 episodes, 1995)
Tom Nelson .... sound mixer (4 episodes, 1995)
Daniel Rosenblum .... boom (3 episodes, 1995)
Jerome R. Vitucci .... boom (2 episodes, 1994)

Norval D. Crutcher III .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Michael Gollom .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Mark Kamps .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
Peter Reale .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
John O. Robinson III .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Harry E. Snodgrass .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Bill Traynor .... special effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunt coordinator (62 episodes, 1995-1999)
Norman Douglass .... stunt coordinator (13 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jeff Ward .... stunt coordinator (11 episodes, 1994-1995)
David Shumbris .... stunts (6 episodes, 1996-1998)
Donald John Hewitt .... stunts / stunt double / ... (5 episodes, 1996-1998)
Lynna' Davis .... stunts (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator / stunts (2 episodes, 1995)

Vic Bucossi .... stunts (unknown episodes)
John Cenatiempo .... stunts (unknown episodes)
John Copeman .... utility stunts (unknown episodes)
Stracy Diaz .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Jalil Jay Lynch .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Derrick Simmons .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dana Altomare .... assistant camera / assistant cameraman (88 episodes, 1994-1999)
Jessica Burstein .... still photographer (81 episodes, 1994-1999)
Robert McGavin .... gaffer / best boy (76 episodes, 1995-1999)
Paul Volo .... key grip / dolly grip (72 episodes, 1994-1999)
Joseph Sciretta .... best boy electric (50 episodes, 1995-1997)
George Pattison .... camera and steadicam operator / camera operator (47 episodes, 1996-1999)
John Mazzola .... dolly grip / best boy grip (33 episodes, 1995-1998)
Michael Marzovilla .... gaffer: second unit / best boy / ... (32 episodes, 1994-1997)
Kurt Rimmel .... key grip (25 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jonathan Herron .... camera operator (24 episodes, 1995-1996)
Frank Rinato .... assistant camera: "b" camera / first assistant camera: "b" camera (20 episodes, 1994-1997)
Chris Hayes .... camera operator (17 episodes, 1994-1995)
Charles Sherron .... dolly grip / best boy grip (15 episodes, 1995-1996)
Peter Fernberger .... director of photography: second unit (14 episodes, 1996-1997)
Thomas Landi .... best boy electric (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Guido .... gaffer (12 episodes, 1994)
Dustin Smith .... dolly grip (10 episodes, 1995-1996)
Keith Marshall .... best boy grip (10 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jim McCullagh .... best boy (9 episodes, 1995)
Lance E. Phox .... gaffer (7 episodes, 1996)
Leigh Rathner .... camera trainee (6 episodes, 1994-1995)
James Edmiston .... company grip (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
John Donohue .... dolly grip (5 episodes, 1994)
Charles Quinlivan .... best boy grip / grip (4 episodes, 1994)
Michael J. Delaney .... gaffer (4 episodes, 1995)
James Grueber .... best boy grip (2 episodes, 1996)
Ed Engels Jr. .... best boy grip (2 episodes, 1998-1999)

Jonathan Burkhart .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Matt Chubet .... company grip (unknown episodes)
Scott Kincaid .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Darren Ryan .... 24 frame video operator (unknown episodes)
Igor Srubshchik .... 24 frame video operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Heather M. Simmons .... extras casting (69 episodes, 1994-1997)
Ali Merhi .... casting assistant (58 episodes, 1995-1997)
Jeff Block .... casting associate (28 episodes, 1994-1995)
Tracey Moore .... extras casting (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Winsome Sinclair .... extras casting (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Theron Smith .... extras casting associate (10 episodes, 1998-1999)
Fleet Emerson .... extras casting (7 episodes, 1994)
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting (7 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Tavares .... wardrobe supervisor (49 episodes, 1994-1997)
Pashelle Clayton-Robinson .... wardrobe supervisor (26 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jill Merritt .... assistant wardrobe (20 episodes, 1997-1999)
Rahimah Yoba .... wardrobe supervisor (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Deirdra Elizabeth Govan .... assistant wardrobe (12 episodes, 1996-1997)
Careen Fowles .... costumer (10 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Editorial Department
David Bernstein .... colorist (26 episodes, 1995)

E. Monique Floyd .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
David Freidin .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Eric Johannessen .... colorist (unknown episodes)
Leon Ortiz-Gil Jr. .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Dino A. Moriana .... music editor (63 episodes, 1995-1999)
James Mtume .... theme by / music supervisor (63 episodes, 1995-1999)
Dunn E. Pearson .... theme by (63 episodes, 1995-1999)
Gregory Royal .... theme by (50 episodes, 1995-1997)
James R. Leach Jr. .... music consultant (37 episodes, 1996-1999)
Charles Sydnor .... composer: additional music / music editor (26 episodes, 1994-1995)
 
Series Transportation Department
James Leavey .... transportation coordinator / transportation captain (63 episodes, 1995-1999)
Brian Maxwell .... transportation coordinator / transportation captain (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
Donald Sweeney .... transportation coordinator (2 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Other crew
Karen Blythe .... assistant to executive producer (70 episodes, 1994-1997)
Bart Wenrich .... location manager (54 episodes, 1994-1996)
David O'Shaugnessy .... production coordinator (44 episodes, 1996-1999)
William P. Nance .... location coordinator (43 episodes, 1994-1997)
Sam Rohn .... location scout (42 episodes, 1994-1997)
Michael Wiggins .... production accountant (42 episodes, 1995-1999)
Deirdre Horgan .... script supervisor (41 episodes, 1994-1996)
Natalie Chaidez .... executive story editor / story editor (39 episodes, 1995-1997)
Chester A. Sims II .... stand-in (29 episodes, 1994-1999)
Lori Keith Douglas .... production coordinator (26 episodes, 1995-1996)
Valerie Desjardins .... script supervisor (26 episodes, 1996-1998)
Judy McCreary .... story editor / executive story editor (24 episodes, 1996-1997)
Mark Kamine .... location manager (21 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jared Kurt .... location scout (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jeffrey Seeds .... production assistant (17 episodes, 1994-1995)
Denitria Harris-Lawrence .... executive story editor (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
George F. Miller .... stand-in (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jason Minter .... location manager (13 episodes, 1998-1999)
Darin Goldberg .... story editor (12 episodes, 1998-1999)
Shelley Meals .... story editor (12 episodes, 1998-1999)
Sarah Van Wagenen .... production coordinator (11 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jon Shaw .... production assistant (11 episodes, 1996-1997)
George Camarda .... script supervisor (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Gina Castellano .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers (10 episodes, 1995-1998)
Aeolan Kelly .... production assistant (7 episodes, 1995)
Tom Swift .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1996-1997)
Wendy Lee Roberts .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1996)
Courtney Henley-Anderson .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Nelson Pereyra .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Lynne Twentyman .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1995)
Rob Dickerson Jr. .... staff set production assistant (4 episodes, 1998)
David Price .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1997)
Matthew D. Panepinto .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1994)

Willis Baxter Johnson .... key production assistant: second unit (unknown episodes, 1995-1996)
Dawn Murphy Riley .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes, 1997)
Michael Bermingham .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
John Ian Briody .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Todd Carroll .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Ged Dickersin .... location scout (unknown episodes)
Aaron Douglas .... estimator (unknown episodes)
Adam Hammel .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Beth Humphreys .... legal supervisor (unknown episodes)
Jerry Kolber .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Steve Nuke .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
April D. Patrick .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Grant Harper Reid .... location scout (unknown episodes)
Robin Reid .... talent coordinator (unknown episodes)
Matthew Sirianni .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Miranda J. Smith .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Peter Soldo .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Mimi Turner .... location scout (unknown episodes)
Frank Venegas .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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60 min (88 episodes)
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Trivia:
Before production on the third season, Michael DeLorenzo and Malik Yoba staged a walkout of the show. They refused to return to work unless they received higher salaries and better accommodations. Production was shut down for a few days. Executive producer Dick Wolf threatened to fire the two stars and wrote a script in which their characters are killed. DeLorezno and Yoba returned to work but DeLorenzo left at the end of the season.See more »
Quotes:
Moreno:Did you sleep with her?
Eddie Torres:I don't think you would call what we did sleeping.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Jackie Brown (1997)See more »
Soundtrack:
After The Love Has GoneSee more »

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Is it possible to get New York Undercover on DVD ? If not, are they planning on coming out with one?
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30 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
great Urban series, but bad decisions derailed it.., 18 October 2004
Author: C. Sean Currie (hypestyle) from detroit, MI

Premiering in the fall of 1994, this was a great urban action/drama series, it could have lasted for longer than it did. There were excellent musical guests every week, lifting from the Soul, R&B & Jazz worlds.. It was consistently in the top 3 of Urban Households (i.e., black/Latino), but struggled to get crossover ratings during its run. Despite the show clearly having a big Urban following, allegedly the network and/or production studio did not have much in the way of promotional merchandise to accompany the program. The show aired for most of its run on Thursdays, 9 p.m. Eastern Time, directly competing with the then-juggernaut of NBC's 1990's Thursday block of "Must See TV" shows like Seinfeld, Friends, E.R., etc. The then-head of urban music label Uptown/MCA records, Andre' Harrell, was part of the initial team who pitched the show, initially called "Uptown Undercover" before it was accepted by FOX. Producer Dick Wolf of the "Law & Order" franchise was intrigued, and helped secure network support.

Malik Yoba and Michael DeLorenzo play detectives J.C. Williams and Eddie Torres, two young New York undercover cops stationed at the 4th Precinct in Harlem. Their boss is the tough but fair "Lou", Lieutenant Virginia Cooper (Patti D'arbanville-Quinn). Their adventures usually revolved around solving crimes committed in their Harlem district, which ran the gambit from drugs, sex crimes, murders, kidnappings and more.

After the first season, Lauren Velez, as the character of Nina Moreno was added, and had good chemistry with Delorenzo, who would become a romantic interest-- eventually, the characters were married. At one point after the 2nd season, DeLorenzo and Yoba briefly held out from filming in a bid to get more money. Head producer Dick Wolf played hardball and threatened to simply kill them off-screen in the 3rd season debut episode (in a fire) and replace them with two new detectives. Obviously, Yoba and DeLorenzo returned. In the third season, Jonathan LaPaglia was added as Tommy McNamara, a 2nd-generation Irish-American cop transferred from Queens who initially has some friction with the other guys but they eventually come to respect each other.

Some of the recurring sub-plots running through different points of the show are Eddie's strained relationship with his father, a talented jazz musician who's also a recovering drug addict. J.C. was a teen father, now sharing custody of son George ('G') with his mother Chantal. Both detectives would juggle romance and work; Eddie had a fateful dalliance with a known mobster's daughter, who was the sister of a neighborhood friend-turned-mob soldier; J.C. found his family targeted by sadistic drug dealer Danny Cort (played by Ice-T). McNamara's policeman dad was apparently dismissed dishonorably, and proving his dad's innocence was a lingering obsession. The precinct was targeted by Internal Affairs at least once, and Cooper was tempted by an extramarital affair with a fellow cop.

sadly, the producers and/or the network decided to throw a bomb into the mix-- literally-- and ended the third season by abruptly killing Torres and McNamara at the hands of a sadistic female terrorist-- the 4th season, which started in January the following year, took Morena and Williams, placing them in a midtown Manhattan precinct (they usually met in a seemingly abandoned building), for a unique, cross-precinct undercover squad overseen by the anal hardcase Lt. Malcolm Barker (Tommy Ford from "Martin")..

Two new (white) detectives were added, Josh Hopkins/Det. Alec Stone, and Marisa Ryan/Det. Nell Delaney; the idea was to get the detectives to explore more diverse locales and situations in NYC, and to get more mainstream viewers with the new detectives.. It didn't work.. and during the abbreviated 13-episode run of the 4th season, ratings sank even further, effectively killing the show..

Somewhat predictably, Wolf's gamble at a radical re-imagining of the series was NOT accepted by the show's loyal, though "cult" audience. In my opinion, the killing of Torres, and to a lesser extent, McNamara, was too radical a move, and offended loyal viewers. If the show's cast was left intact circa season 3, I think it would have done just fine. The arrogance of Dick Wolf, and the relative indifference of the network is was really made the show go under, not pandering to "liberalism" or whatever nonsense others may dream up (The criminals that J.C., Eddie & company came up against were from all ethnic backgrounds, so the show wasn't some "Black & Latin cop bust bad Whiteys Every Week" cliché').

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