NYPD Blue

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  • TV-14
  • 1993
  • 12 Seasons
  • 7.6  (12,736)

NYPD Blue was an American police drama series set ion a fictional police precinct on Manhattan Island. The series was created by legal drama experts Steven Bachco and David Milch for U.S. network ABC; the show proved so successful that its 12 season run is still the longest ever completed for a one hour drama on ABC. Bochco and Milch originally produced the series as a starring vehicle for David Caruso and his character of John Kelly; although he would later become the main character in the ensemble Denis Franz Sergeant Andy Sipowicz began the first season as a secondary character. Davis Caruso decided to leave the show after the first season, shifting the focus from the character of Kelly to the entire cast in the squad room of Manhattan's 15th Precinct. The struggles of Andy Sipowizc to remain sober and not break the rules of being a police officer became the main focus; so much so that the character of Sipowicz is the last character seen in the series finale broadcast in 2005. Following the departure of Caruso Denis Franz was paired with a series of younger officers played by Jimmy Smits, Rick Schroder and Mark-paul Gosselaar. Beginning transmission in 1993 NYPD Blue completed 261 episodes and won numerous Golden Globe and Emmy's; each episode was broadcast over an hour and without commercials runs approximately 44 minutes. Despite being set in New York NYPD Blue was largely shot in Los Angeles with the production switching to New York only for the filming requiring the depiction of the city's famous landmarks. The record setting run of NYPD Blue was not without its difficulties with on set problems leading to the departure of a number of the cast who refused to have their contracts renewed. The experiences of producer Bill Clark as a New York Police Officer were used as the main inspiration for the creation of the series.

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Moving Day
21. Moving Day
March 1, 2005
As he begins his new job as squad commander, Sipowicz disobeys orders and keeps a murder investigation open... even though a Japanese man with diplomatic immunity has confessed to the crime.
NYPD Blue: A Final Tribute
20. NYPD Blue: A Final Tribute
March 1, 2005
Summary is not available.
Bale to the Chief
19. Bale to the Chief
February 22, 2005
Bale offers to recommend Sipowicz for the squad commander position; Ortiz and Murphy investigate the death of an Arab woman; and detectives search for the man who shot Bale.
Lenny Scissorhands
18. Lenny Scissorhands
February 15, 2005
A squad member is shot while storming an apartment; Clark and Jones investigate the bludgeoning death of a woman whose wealthy husband was going to finance a friend's salon business.
Sergeant Sipowicz' Lonely Hearts Club Band
17. Sergeant Sipowicz' Lonely Hearts Club Band
February 8, 2005
Clark and a member of the Army Criminal Investigation Department try to determine who shot a recruiter; a homeless man's body is discovered inside a dumpster; and Medavoy decides to retire.
Old Man Quiver
16. Old Man Quiver
February 1, 2005
The detectives investigate the smothering death of an elderly man married to a voluptuous woman in her 20s; and a state judge pressures Medavoy and Jones to find out who poisoned her mother.
La Bomba
15. La Bomba
January 25, 2005
The detectives search for a suspect who killed a businessman by blowing up his car; and Ortiz and Murphy investigate the beating death of a student.
Stratis Fear
14. Stratis Fear
January 18, 2005
Sipowicz and Clark investigate the stabbing death of a coffee-shop owner who was attracted to young girls; Ortiz tries to keep her cousin out of trouble; and Medavoy and Jones link a murder to a paralyzed police officer and his family.
Stoli with a Twist
13. Stoli with a Twist
January 11, 2005
The detectives continue their search for a serial killer who targets alcoholics trying to get sober; and Clark and Jones investigate a homicide linked to a woman with whom Clark had a one-night stand.
I Love My Wives, But Oh You Kid
12. I Love My Wives, But Oh You Kid
December 21, 2004
A call-girl's death is linked to other murders involving women who'd gone through rehab; Ortiz and Murphy investigate the death of an artist who'd been carrying on an affair with a wealthy man married to two other women.
Bale Out
11. Bale Out
December 14, 2004
While investigating a murder, Sipowicz discovers a secret about Bale; and Ortiz and Murphy investigate a shooting tied to a talented up-and-coming basketball player.
The Dead Donald
10. The Dead Donald
December 7, 2004
A man who cared for his brain-damaged brother is found dead; Medavoy falls for a wealthy woman while investigating an apartment rental scam; Bale tries to nail a man who offered the detectives a bribe.
The 3-H Club
9. The 3-H Club
November 30, 2004
Jones becomes a murder suspect after Michael's father is shot to death; and Ortiz and Murphy investigate a molestation case that might involve a priest; Medavoy gets his hearing in trial court.
I Like Ike
8. I Like Ike
November 23, 2004
A gunman tries to kill a witness after a mistrial is declared in the Simon Kerensky arson case; and Jones goes to extremes to stop Craig from adopting Michael.
My Dinner With Andy
7. My Dinner With Andy
November 16, 2004
The detectives protect a scared witness testifying in a felony murder trial; Michael's father wants to regain custody; Bale finds out about Medavoy's job at the bar.
The Vision Thing
6. The Vision Thing
November 9, 2004
While investigating a random stabbing, Sipowicz becomes obsessed with his own mortality after he's nearly gunned down by a murder suspect; Medavoy takes a job as a bouncer.
You're Buggin' Me
5. You're Buggin' Me
October 26, 2004
After being shot outside a bar, Sipowicz discovers the identity of the person who's been harassing him.
Divorce Detective Style
4. Divorce Detective Style
October 19, 2004
The detectives investigate the death of a phone-sex operator and the kidnapping of a wealthy man's son; and Clark's tryst with a murder suspect is used to derail the prosecutor's case.
Great Balls of Ire
3. Great Balls of Ire
October 12, 2004
When a convicted rapist is found shot to death, his victims become suspects in the murder investigation; and Sipowicz searches for answers when a stranger targets Theo as he walks home from school.
Fish Out of Water
2. Fish Out of Water
September 28, 2004
The detectives tie the death of a pregnant woman to an adoption scam; Medavoy and Jones interview a woman who claims a masked assailant stole her valuable ring; and someone poisons Sipowicz's beloved fish.
Dress for Success
1. Dress for Success
September 21, 2004
Sipowicz and Clark investigate the murder of a sexologist whose death is linked to one of his former patients; Ortiz and her new partner question a wealthy woman about her participation in a homeless outreach program and the death of a transient.
Description

NYPD Blue was an American police drama series set ion a fictional police precinct on Manhattan Island. The series was created by legal drama experts Steven Bachco and David Milch for U.S. network ABC; the show proved so successful that its 12 season run is still the longest ever completed for a one hour drama on ABC.

Bochco and Milch originally produced the series as a starring vehicle for David Caruso and his character of John Kelly; although he would later become the main character in the ensemble Denis Franz Sergeant Andy Sipowicz began the first season as a secondary character. Davis Caruso decided to leave the show after the first season, shifting the focus from the character of Kelly to the entire cast in the squad room of Manhattan's 15th Precinct. The struggles of Andy Sipowizc to remain sober and not break the rules of being a police officer became the main focus; so much so that the character of Sipowicz is the last character seen in the series finale broadcast in 2005. Following the departure of Caruso Denis Franz was paired with a series of younger officers played by Jimmy Smits, Rick Schroder and Mark-paul Gosselaar.

Beginning transmission in 1993 NYPD Blue completed 261 episodes and won numerous Golden Globe and Emmy's; each episode was broadcast over an hour and without commercials runs approximately 44 minutes. Despite being set in New York NYPD Blue was largely shot in Los Angeles with the production switching to New York only for the filming requiring the depiction of the city's famous landmarks. The record setting run of NYPD Blue was not without its difficulties with on set problems leading to the departure of a number of the cast who refused to have their contracts renewed. The experiences of producer Bill Clark as a New York Police Officer were used as the main inspiration for the creation of the series.

NYPD Blue is a series that is currently running and has 12 seasons (263 episodes). The series first aired on September 21, 1993.

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NYPD Blue is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch NYPD Blue on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 21, 1993
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (12,736)