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
- Prior to the show's premiere and immediately afterward there was enormous controversy over what was perceived to be high levels of offensive language and nudity. Many affiliates refused to…
[show]Prior to the show's premiere and immediately afterward there was enormous controversy over what was perceived to be high levels of offensive language and nudity. Many affiliates refused to air the show and several advertisers boycotted it. Steven Bochco negotiated intensely with the network for a certain amount of language and nudity to be allowed. He has said that because of the pressure on the network from this criticism the show would likely not have survived had it not been an instant hit.
- 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.
- Dennis Franz (Detective Andy Sipowicz) is the only cast member to stay with the series throughout its entire run and the only actor to appear in all 261 episodes.