How ‘NYPD Blue’ Changed Emmy Culture

It’s been 25 years since the Steven Bochco and David Milch cop drama helped change TV storytelling, ushering in a new era of more sophisticated, commercially successful small screen that eventually led to its new “golden age.” And it also altered the Emmy landscape: In 1994, NYPD Blue landed 27 nominations, a feat that wouldn’t be topped until this year by Game of Thrones.

‘NYPD Blue’ Veterans Kim Delaney And Bill Brochtrup On Board For ABC Revival

ABC Developing ‘NYPD Blue’ Sequel

The drama, from writers Matt Olmstead and Nick Wootton, counts original creator Steven Bochco’s son and wife among its exec producers. The return of the series follows Andy Sipowicz’s (original star Dennis Franz) son, Theo, as he tries to earn his detective shield and work in the 15th squad while investigating his father’s murder.


Why Broadcast TV Lost Its Edge After ‘Blue’

Twenty years after its debut, the influence of Steven Bochco and David Milch’s landmark series NYPD Blue can be felt far and wide — but only on cable.