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NYC 22 is another in a long line of "cop shows" on American television. NYC 22 is best described as an American procedural drama that involves watching New York police officers going about their business. The show ran from April until August 2012 and aired on CBS. The premise of the serious is showing a set of very diverse rookie cops that are just getting started with their job of patrolling the streets of New York City. The challenges they face are diverse and extremely entertaining for viewers.

NYC 22 revolves around the lives of NYPD rookies Ray "Lazarus" Harper, Jennifer "White House" Perry, Kenny McLaren, Tonya Sanchez, and Jayson "Jackpot" Toney. Each of these rookies have their own unique story. Harper was a former newspaper reporter and Perry was a Marine veteran from the Iraq War. Kenny McLaren has a family background in the NYPD, while Sanchez has a family history of criminals. "Jackpot" Toney was a famous NBA basketball player.

Ray Parker is the oldest of the NYC 22 rookies. He was a news reporter where investigating stories was about the extent of his job. However, he was ready for a change and wanted to be on the right side of things instead of the wrong side. Tonya Sanchez is trying to turn her life around, after being worried that she will be taken down the criminal route as most of her family already has. There is also Ahmad "Kiterunner" Kahn who was an Afghan refugee who managed to get asylum in the United States. Things are not easy for him in the work force, particularly because of his ethnicity.

NYC 22 shows just how difficult and intimidating it can be for some rookies to patrol New York City. They all think that being a cop is easy, especially after they go through their hardcore training. However, things are never as they seem.

Training itself was difficult for these rookies, as they had Daniel "Yoda" Dean putting them through their paces. Every mistake is shined on in a huge light and they are constantly reminded that as cops out on the "mean streets" they are totally on their own.

What many viewers will find appealing about NYC 22 is that it is not excessively dramatic. Things are shown with as much reality as possible. The show gives viewers a true idea of how a rookie's life is and just how diverse the different officers working for the New York Police Department can be.

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CBS
1 Season, 13 Episodes - Canceled/Ended
Action & Adventure, Crime, Drama
7.5/10
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NYC 22 Full Episode Guide

  • Lazarus and Tonya must convince tenants to evacuate their condemned building before it's destroyed. Meanwhile, Kenny and Ahmad search for a pickpocket among a group of vendors, and Jackpot and White House patrol a street ball tournament.

  • Lazarus is desperate to find an anonymous Good Samaritan who helped him save a boy from a burning building. Meanwhile, Tonya and Ahmad go undercover, and Kenny and Jackpot find themselves cornered by an alligator.

  • A bodega owner shoots two men accused of kidnapping his daughter. Meanwhile, recent muggings at a local prep school become personal for Lazarus, and White House and Jackpot escort an injured prisoner to the hospital.

  • White House and Jackpot try to persuade a jumper off the ledge of a building. Meanwhile, Lazarus and Tonya search for the parents of a minor involved in a hate crime. Also, a missing dog's owner creates drama for Kenny and Ahmad.

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