It explores internal & external struggles of the fictional 15 pct of Manhattan. Episodes cover a day & intertwines several plots involving an ensemble cast. The storylines show that none of the main characters are all good. They struggle with moral decisions & sometimes choose the wrong path, but every decision leads to the drama of growth or in some cases personal or professional destruction.
Last EpisodeTV Special: NYPD Blue: A Final Tribute Aired: Mar. 01, 2005
Hosted by Jimmy Smits this hour contained interviews with most of the current cast as well the co-creators, crew and many former cast member …
Series Fun Facts
- Just like an earlier Steven Bochco series, Hill Street Blues, most of the episodes were written to take place over the course of a single day.
- According to Steven Bochco, Sherry Stringfield asked the producers to release her from her contract after the first season because she said she was not enjoying being a TV actress and wanted…
[show]According to Steven Bochco, Sherry Stringfield asked the producers to release her from her contract after the first season because she said she was not enjoying being a TV actress and wanted to return to New York. Less than a week after being let out of the contract she was hired as a regular cast member for the new TV series ER. However, in his book "True Blue", David Milch said that Sherry's contract-end request came about because she had very little to do - the prominence of Andy Sipowicz's relationship with Sharon Lawrence's DA took all of the story time that was originally intended for scenes between David Caruso and Sherry - and the request was amiably granted, with Milch also stating he was happy when she got a prominent role on ER.
- The footage of the Chinese parade (dragon, fireworks, drums) that's shown in the opening credits was used in the opening scenes of Year of the Dragon.