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TV Series
    (September 21, 1993-March 1, 2005)
    Aired on ABC
    Andrea Thompson as Detective Jill Kirkendall (1996-2000)
    Bill Brochtrup as John Irvin (1995-1996, 1998-2005)
    Bonnie Somerville as Detective Laura Murphy (2004-2005)
    Charlotte Ross as Detective Connie McDowell (2001-2004)
    Currie Graham as Lt. Thomas Bale (2004-2005)
    David Caruso as Detective John Kelly (1993-1994)
    Dennis Franz as Detective Andy Sipowicz
    Esai Morales as Lt. Tony Rodriguez (2001-2004)
    Gail O'Grady as Donna Abandando (1993-1996)
    Garcelle Beauvais as ADA Valerie Heywood (2001-2004)
    Gordon Clapp as Detective Greg Medavoy
    Henry Simmons as Detective Baldwin Jones (2000-2005)
    Jacqueline Obradors as Detective Rita Ortiz (2001-2005)
    James McDaniel as Lt. Arthur Fancy (1993-2001)
    Jimmy Smits as Detective Bobby Simone (1994-1998)
    John F. O'Donohue as Sgt. Eddie Gibson (2003-2004)
    Justine Miceli as Detective Adrianne Lesniak (1994-1996)
    Kim Delaney as Detective Diane Russell (1995-2001)
    Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Detective John Clark, Jr. (2001-2005)
    Nicholas Turturro as Detective James Martinez (1993-2000)
    Rick Schroder as Detective Danny Sorenson (1998-2001)
    Sharon Lawrence as ADA Sylvia Costas (1993-1999)
    Sherry Stringfield as Laura Michaels Kelly (1993-1994)
    Produced by Steven Bochco
    Synopsis: Police detectives in a seedy New York City neighborhood
    Located at the fictional New York Police Department's 15th Precinct
    Jimmy Smits turned down the role of Detective John Kelly so it went to David Caruso. When David Caruso decided to quit the series he was replaced by Jimmy Smits who took the new role of Detective Bobby Simone (1994-1998).
    They exploited nudity by showing asses and women's breasts on American network prime time TV.
    Detective Sipowicz is a recovering alcoholic.
    Detective John Kelly was originally named John Flinn.
    They like using police slang.
    It seems that no one but Sipowicz and his partner can solve crimes.
    Most of those arrested on the show rarely ask for an attorney.
    The series tends to be a revolving door with many leaving the show and being replaced.
    The producers allowed Sherry Stringfield to break her contract when they both agreed her character ran its course. She went on to star on E.R.
    Amy Brenneman was fired after David Caruso left the show, her character became obsolete.
    Sharon Lawrence left the show after she felt that her role was continually shrinking.
    David Caruso demanded a raise from $20,000 to $100,000 an episode. He refused an offer of $80,000 per episode and was written out.
    Most of the cast thought David Caruso was a prima donna and were happy to see him go.
    It revived Rick Schroder's career.
    As is typical of Bochco shows, the characters are extremely well defined.
    They broke ground by using the words 'asshole' and 'shit' on American network prime time TV.
    They explored moral issues in dealing with good and evil.
    The Police precinct shown is actually the 9th Precinct, which was also used by 'Kojak.'
    The closing credits show an animation of a man playing violin. It is of creator Steven Bochco's father.
    Most episodes cover just a single day.
    Andy Sipowicz was ranked #31 in TV Guide's list of the '50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time' (June 20, 2004).
    Charlotte Ross appeared as an abused wife on the series, prior to joining the cast as Detective Connie McDowell (2001-2004).
    Actor John F. O'Donohugh is a retired NYPD detective.
    Friend's star David Schwimmer portrayed Josh Goldstein in the first four episodes.
    Much of the cast and a few guest stars such as Debrah Farentino, Melina Kanakaredes and John Wesley Shipp, have done nude scenes for the show.
    Bochco tapped on a lot of actors he used on 'Hill Street Blues' to appear on 'NYPD Blue'
    They use a handheld camera to give a shaky view when the detectives are running.
    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 134 Votes: 4.48% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 127 Votes: 43.31% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 43 Votes: 55.81% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 113 Votes: 62.83% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 62 Votes: 77.42% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 54 Votes: 88.89% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 14 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 33 Votes: 51.52% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 22 Votes: 31.82% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 24 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 27 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 39 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 52 Votes: 48.08% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 135 Votes: 45.93% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 192 Votes: 54.69% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 295 Votes: 65.08% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 105 Votes: 58.10% Annoying
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