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
- Dennis Franz (Detective Andy Sipowicz) and Gordon Clapp (Detective Greg Medavoy) are the only actors to appear in all twelve seasons.
- The character of Detective John Kelly was originally named Flinn and intended for Jimmy Smits, who turned down the role. Smits later played Kelly's replacement, Detective Bobby Simone.
- The character 'Andy Sipowicz' was ranked #31 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue).