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Detectives from NYPD's 15th squad investigate homicides within their precinct.
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...  Det. Andy Sipowicz / ... 261 episodes, 1993-2005
...  Det. Greg Medavoy 256 episodes, 1993-2005
...  Lt. Arthur Fancy / ... 167 episodes, 1993-2001
...  John Irvin 156 episodes, 1995-2005
...  Det. James Martinez 138 episodes, 1993-2000
...  Det. Diane Russell 137 episodes, 1995-2003
...  Det. Baldwin Jones 123 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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21 September 1993 (USA)  »

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Before joining the cast as Detective Connie McDowell, 'Charlotte Ross' appeared in the fifth season as the abused wife of a cop suspected by Simone and Russell of killing a prostitute. When 'Andrea Thompson' left the series, producer Steven Bochco remembered Ross and wrote the part of McDowell for her. See more »

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[Medavoy and Jones are discussing a DOA]
Det. Greg Medavoy: Some of these working girls tell me this guy was a pimp. Imagine that; a white pimp. I mean, how does that happen, D?
Det. Baldwin Jones: Equal opportunity, Greg.
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Left a very negative Legacy
16 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

And by that I mean the now almost countless bad TV shows with directors who think shaking the camera at everything is cute.

NYPD Blue started that awful trend, and while NYPD Blue was strangely still a hit (but not as big at it would have been had it been well shot!) thanks to its great writing in the first season, its progeny is stinking up the airwaves.

Film is an art form and doing that with the camera makes a mockery out of it.

A sad legacy for Steven Bochco who should be remembered from the epically well-produced L.A. Law.


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