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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 Lt. Thomas Bale (2004-2005 season), Currie Graham appeared in the fourth season (episode title "Emission Impossible") as a street punk murderer. See more »

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Lt. Thomas Bale: Sipowicz, I heard from a friend of mine that oversees the sergeant's exam. You passed.
Andy: I did?
Lt. Thomas Bale: Just thought you might want to know ahead of time, before it becomes public. Congratulations. So, you ready to become a boss?
Andy: [Slightly stunned] I guess I'll find out.
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Simply the best ever
5 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Consider that in the first 50 years of ABC television, NYPD Blue was on for 12 of them. Was it better, more edgy the first couple of seasons? Yes. Was it at the end? Not so much. Yet, it was still appointment television. It was ground-breaking, and if you missed it from Day One, sure you can buy the DVD's as they come out, but it was so different than anything on TV then, and it changed what we expect out of television dramas.

The character of Andy Sipowicz, played by 4 time Emmy winner Dennis Franz, was the most realistic character ever created on television, faults and all. He was a modern-day everyman, and that was why we rooted for him, even when he was in one of those moods. It was why we continued to watch right up until it's triumphant end.

It came along when the one-hour drama on network television was all but dead; it re-defined the look of prime time drama with language and wardrobe (or lack their of), as well as how it was filmed; and when you speak with anyone that is or ever has served in law enforcement in this country, they'll tell you it was the best show at capturing "The Job" from a realism and accuracy standpoint.

Thank God for re-runs.


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