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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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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 Capello .... 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)
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:
You Don't Have To Worry remixSee more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
One of the grittest cop shows of the 90's-New York Undercover, 3 June 2008
Author: raysond from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Created by the brainchild of Dick Wolf and Kevin Arkadie,this was one of the greatest cop shows ever to come out of the 1990's. Dick Wolf,whom at the time had a shining diamond from "Law and Order",struck gold again in the 1990's centering around the personal and professional lives of two New York cops. Realistic,gritty,very hip, and outrageously clever,"New York Undercover" was ahead of its time. This was a brilliant series in the way it showed a side of New York that never before existed,but this was a grand series that did so much for inner city minorities what "The Cosby Show" did for middle-class minorities in the mid-1980's and early 1990's in the way it depicted strong non-stereotypical characters living through the harsh realities of the stressful world and the situations they encounter. A gritty cop show that had a cinematic verite style about it that had viewers tuned in each week. This was a series that had a lot of pulsating jazz and Hispanic music not to mention a lot of rap music in the background as the cops tracked down the criminals and brought them to justice.

For the astounding four seasons that it ran on FOX,it was of the network's successful shows on its Thursday night line-up which consisted of the successful urban comedies "Martin"(aka "The Martin Lawrence Show")and "Living Single". During its run on the air it ran against NBC's Thursday night juggernaut powerhouse comedy line-up of "Seinfeld","Friends","Frasier",and the medical drama "ER",not to mention the CBS newsmagazine series "Eye to Eye with Connie Chung" which survive in the ratings during its brilliant first season. The series ran on FOX from September 8,1994 until June 25,1998 producing 108 episodes under the executive producer of the series Dick Wolf,under his production company Wolf Films and Universal Television.

Synopsis: Detectives Eddie Torres(Micheal DeLorenzo),and James "J.C." Williams(Malik Yoba)were two young undercover cops assigned to the fourth precinct in the Manhattan section of Harlem and other parts of the city. J.C. had a son by a former girlfriend Chantal(Fatima Faloye)and maintain a close relationship with her because he wanted his son Gregory "G" Williams(George Gore II) to grow up straight. Sandra(Michael Michele),his current girlfriend was an attorney at law. His partner Eddie,who has never been married,dated a lot of women and had a romantic interest in the latter episodes. He and his sister Carmen(Lisa Vidal)tried to look over for their dad Mike(Jose Perez),a recovering drug addict and saxophone player. Their boss was Lt. Virginia Cooper(Patti D'Arbanville-Quinn)who was tough as nails and the person in charge of authority at the precinct to whom the guys were assigned their cases. Their cases ranged from solving crimes,which ran the gambit from drugs,corruption within the department,sex crimes,murders,kidnappers,and all of the above.

Guest stars that appear on this show,particularly musical guest stars,were the punch-line to almost every episode which was the icing on the cake. Natalie's was the jazz club where Eddie and J.C hung out when they were not on duty. Speaking of Natalie's--this was a showcase at the end of each episode,the club was the ultimate showplace for some of the biggest names in the business to show there talent. Names like Gladys Knight,B.B. King,and Al Green were seen in various episodes not to mention Notorious B.I.G.,Mary J. Blige, Boys II Men,and Take 6 & Blackstreet were seen at the club doing their latest smash hits which was the main highlight of the show. And speaking of the supporting characters,some who were cast regulars on "Law and Order","Homicide:Life on the Street",and "Oz" made their mark on this series.

Then the unthinkable happened. At the end of the show's third season,the May of 1995 season finale,Sandra,pregnant with J.C.'s child is gunned down in cold blood by a vengeful criminal on the day they she and J.C were to be married. In the climatic scene that followed,her murderer was killed by Eddie to keep him from stabbing a wounded J.C to death. What followed next,Eddie was killed in a explosion by one of the most diabolical criminals ever devised...the unpredictable and deliciously evil crime-mastermind Danny-Up,played brilliantly by actor-rapper Ice-T. His character was a more believable and more entertaining persona,and the storyline he brought to the show was not only incredible,but a masterpiece(its amazing how he went from villain to supercop on Dick Wolf's Law and Order:Special Victims Unit).

At the start of the show's four and final season,new characters were brought in along with a new focus and from there,the magic that made it brilliant in its first three seasons was gone. Even after this the show lost its edge and its audience disappeared. Great while it lasted. Thank you Dick Wolf,for doing something right.

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