Drama about the intertwined personal and private lives of New York City police detectives.
Detective John Kelly is a young, dedicated cop who has risen quickly through the ranks. Kelly is partnered with his mentor, Detective Andy Sipowicz, a veteran, tough-as-nails cop. As Kelly struggles to save his failing marriage, Sipowicz fights to manage his drinking problem and a dangerous, personal vendetta.
A drama set against the gritty and volatile backdrop of New York City that powerfully portrays realistic characters devoting themselves to the pursuit of justice while struggling to maintain an ever-elusive sense of humanity.
In this season Dennis Franz won his second of 4 Emmys for best actor in a drama for NYPD Blue; Franz character, Det. Andy Sipowicz, experiences the highs of falling in love and the lows of experiencing the loss of his son Andy Jr. to a violent murder.