New York Undercover

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  • TV-14
  • 1994
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.8  (2,875)

New York Undercover is a 90's police drama series that ran from 1994 to 1999. The show was created by Dick Wolf, who is best known for the Law & Order series, and Kevin Arkadie. It follows the story of two detectives, J.C Williams (Malik Yoba) and Eddie Torres (Michael DeLorenzo), who worked in the 4th precinct in New York City.

J.C. Williams is a tough and experienced detective with a streetwise attitude, while Eddie Torres is his young and ambitious partner who is eager to learn from J.C.'s years of experience. Together, they tackle some of the toughest cases in New York City, from drug trafficking and gang violence to organized crime and murder.

One unique aspect of New York Undercover is its setting in New York City's vibrant, diverse neighborhoods. The show shines a spotlight on the city's rich cultural heritage and the struggles of its residents, giving viewers a glimpse into the lives of the people who call New York home. The series also features a diverse cast of characters, including African American, Latino, and LGBTQ+ actors, which was rare for mainstream television at the time.

Throughout the show, we see the personal lives of the detectives intersecting with their professional responsibilities. J.C. struggles with his feelings for his ex-girlfriend, a fellow detective named Nina Moreno (Patti D'Arbanville), while Eddie deals with the challenges of being a young father and maintaining his marriage. These personal struggles add depth to the characters and make them relatable to viewers.

New York Undercover also features some notable guest appearances from celebrities such as Tupac Shakur, Mariah Carey, and Gladys Knight, adding to the show's popularity.

The show is known for its gritty realism, intense action scenes, and compelling storylines that keep audiences on the edge of their seats. It tackles sensitive subjects such as police corruption, racism, and domestic violence, highlighting the complex issues that law enforcement officers face every day.

New York Undercover was groundbreaking for its time and remains an essential piece of television history. It was one of the first shows to feature a predominantly minority cast and dealt with social issues that were relevant to its audience. It won several awards, including the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Drama Series, and has left a lasting impact on the television industry.

In conclusion, New York Undercover is a classic police drama that tackled tough issues, featured a predominantly minority cast, and was set against the backdrop of New York City's diverse neighborhoods. Its intense action scenes and compelling storylines keep audiences engaged, while its realistic portrayal of law enforcement adds depth to the characters. It is a must-watch for anyone interested in police dramas, social issues, or 90s television.

New York Undercover is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (89 episodes). The series first aired on September 8, 1994.

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13. Catharsis
February 11, 1999
Nadine Jordan, the accused killer of Torres and McNamara has been convicted of their murders. She receives a life sentence with no parole which upsets Moreno. Meanwhile The District Attorney who prosecutes a radical terrorist by the name of Eve Flemming finds that his daughter is kidnapped and held for ransom until Flemming is released from prison. He receives a videotape of her tied up and crying for help. Barker devises a plan where they are going to play along to see where Flemming's people lead them to. One part of the plan includes Moreno going undercover as a fugitive to get close to Flemming. While undercover in the prison, Moreno finally gets the chance to settle the score with her husband and partner killer.
The Troubles
12. The Troubles
June 25, 1998
When a woman becomes a fugitive, Nina uses her only resource to help find her, her daughter. Stone's life becomes threatened. Delaney poses as a bartender, in order to learn why three Irish terrorists were killed and why they were in America.
Going Native
11. Going Native
June 11, 1998
The unit goes after the leader of a criminal empire who is extorting money from several businesses in Manhattan. This case turns personal for Barker when he is reunited with an old flame and is treated like family by the target. Meanwhile JC and Nina try to find where their relationship is at after sleeping together.
Sign o' the Times
10. Sign o' the Times
June 4, 1998
The Special Investigations Division tries to track a serious serial killer who targets young men on the rave scene by giving them tainted drugs. During this G catches Nina and his dad together in bed.
The Unusual Suspects
9. The Unusual Suspects
May 28, 1998
Following the shooting of a nanny and a baby, Stone, Delaney, Williams and Barker go undercover to try to capture the weapons-suppliers. Meanwhile, Nina and J.C. grow close to each other.
Capital Punishment
8. Capital Punishment
March 26, 1998
In order to uncover the detectives responsible for a series of killings, Williams and Delaney pose as uniformed cops.
Quid Pro Quo
7. Quid Pro Quo
March 19, 1998
The detectives discover that the CIA is involved in a money-laundering scheme involving the killer of Moreno's husband at a bank in a Cuban neighborhood.
Rat Trap
6. Rat Trap
March 12, 1998
Delaney is torn between family ties and duty when her brother becomes the suspect in an arson case when the unit probes mysterious fires in the garment district.
Mob Street
5. Mob Street
February 12, 1998
Detective Stone becomes torn between work and family while trying to reveal a stock-manipulation scam being conducted by a brokerage firm.
Spare Parts
4. Spare Parts
January 29, 1998
Missing teenagers prompt the unit to investigate a private hospital's organ-donor program.
3. Pipeline
January 22, 1998
The unit goes after a Ukrainian kingpin who is using this "pipeline" to distribute cocaine, and causing massive deaths. But when the unit bust him, they find out that he is under diplomatic immunity and can't be prosecuted by the laws of the US. Under direct orders they are told that the case in closed. In secrecy under the order of the Chief of Detectives the unit goes undercover to shut down the "pipeline" once and for all. During the investigation, Nina considers giving up her badge if that means she can be with her daughter.
Drop-Dead Gorgeous
2. Drop-Dead Gorgeous
January 15, 1998
After a model's drug overdose, Williams and Barker pose as publishers of a new magazine.
Change Change Change
1. Change Change Change
January 8, 1998
JC and Nina are called into the office of the chief of detectives after 6 months of being off to deal with the deaths of McNamara and Torres. They are assigned to the Special Investigations Division. Along with new detectives Alec Stone, Nell Delaney, and Lt. Malcolm Barker they go after armored car robbers. During the investigation JC and Nina find out they have been recruited to go after Nadine Jordan, the women who killed McNamara and Torres.
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New York Undercover is available for streaming on the Peacock Premium website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch New York Undercover on demand at Peacock Premium and Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    September 8, 1994
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (2,875)