A realistic and gritty police drama centering on the lives of a group of close knit police officers and crime victims at a seedy police station in Brooklyn, New York City.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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 Patrol Sgt. Francis X. Donovan (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Off. Phil Roussakoff (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Sgt. Richard Santoro / ... (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Off. Jake Lowery (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Off. Nona Valentine (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Off. Jimmy Doyle (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Off. Anne-Marie Kersey / ... (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Capt. Stan Jonas / ... (20 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Off. Clement Johnson (20 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Off. Hector Villanueva (20 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Terry Doyle (16 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Kathleen Doyle (9 episodes, 1997-1998)
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"Brooklyn South" is the latest police show from executive producer/creator Steven Bochco, who also brought us "Hill Street Blues" and "NYPD Blue" and other shows. Here, we follow the officers and victims within one of the precincts in Brooklyn, New York. Written by Ari Herzog <ari@ici.net>

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22 September 1997 (USA)  »

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A Esquadra de Brooklyn  »

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Short-lived, but unforgettable
11 February 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I can still remember seeing BROOKLYN SOUTH during its only season (1997-98). It's really too bad that it didn't last any longer. The series struggled in the ratings, but it still had a chance to become a hit. If CBS had the courage to renew the series for a second season, it might have become successful.

What sticks in my mind is the pilot, in part because it apparently made BROOKLYN SOUTH the first non-cable series to get the TV-MA rating (meaning Mature Audiences). But other than that, the rest of the episodes were rated TV-14 (indicating that it may not be suitable for viewers under the age of 14). The reason for the pilot's TV-MA ratings was because of the grisly shoot-out scene at the beginning, which involved a cop getting shot in the head by a sniper.

The premature demise of the series was a big disappointment. I would have liked to see BROOKLYN SOUTH last five years or more. In fact, it could have been the HILL STREET BLUES of the new millennium.


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