Series Summary
This Steven Bochco-produced series pulls few punches in portraying the day-to-day lives of cops in New York's 15th Precinct. Characters' personal lives intertwine with the cases they work, which often deal with the worst elements the city has to offer. Many characters came and went during the show's 12-season run but one constant throughout the series was Det. Andy Sipowicz, portrayed by Dennis Franz.

Air Dates: 1993 - Present

Genres: Crime drama

Network: ABC

  • Season 11, Ep. 1 : Frickin' FrakerSep 23, 2003

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    Police probe the murder of a child molester's brother; officers of the 15th Precinct testify against Capt. Fraker for the attempted murder of Tony Rodriguez.

  • Season 10, Ep. 22 : 22 SkidooMay 20, 2003

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    Sipowicz and Clark investigate a series of what appear to be racially motivated murders; Captain Fraker pursues a vendetta against Rodriguez and Sipowicz.

  • Season 10, Ep. 21 : Yo, AdrianMay 13, 2003

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    Detectives investigate the bludgeoning death of a young woman; Sipowicz needs help from Detective Diane Russell (Kim Delaney) to persuade Adrian Caffee to testify against her parents.

  • Season 10, Ep. 20 : Maybe BabyMay 6, 2003

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    McDowell and Sipowicz investigate Frank Colahan's parents to keep them from getting custody of the baby; someone attacks Haywood in her apartment building.

  • Season 10, Ep. 19 : Meet the GrandparentsApr 29, 2003

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    The grandparents of Connie's sister's baby vow to gain custody; Sipowicz investigates the murder of a man involved with a fraud ring.

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Critic Reviews( 3 )
  • Take away the nude lovemaking scene, the revolutionary level of potent cussing, the curiosity-stirring controversies surrounding Steven Bochco's premeditated shock elements, and NYPD Blue remains one helluva cop show. [21 Sept 1993, p.35] Show More

  • Sex and violence certainly have their place here, but they're placed in the context of a vivid city that, as dangerous, seamy, and profane as it can be, is a place you want to revisit every week. Show More

  • Even the smaller parts are skillfully sculptured. James McDaniel, trailing outstanding stage performances in "Six Degrees of Separation" and "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me," is quietly controlled as the police lieutenant who must cope with Sipowicz's racist outbursts, among other things. And Nicholas Turturro, John's kid brother, is engaging as a young and eager policeman named Martinez. Show More

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