NYPD BLUE IS RENEWED FOR A 12TH, AND FINAL, SEASON
ABC today announced that it has renewed its award-winning, critically acclaimed drama, "NYPD Blue," for a 12th and final season. In making the announcement, Susan Lyne, president, ABC Entertainment, said: "There are very few dramas that are good enough to deserve a 12th season, but 'NYPD Blue' set the benchmark for quality programming when it launched back in 1993. We were proud to be its network home then, and we couldn't be happier knowing that Steven, Dennis and the rest of the talented cast and crew will continue to make us proud for a 12th year."
Steven Bochco, creator and executive producer of "NYPD Blue," added: "We are all in agreement that the 12th season should be thought of as our final season and creatively energize ourselves towards that end. Should we do brilliantly, and circumstances change, we would be delighted to revisit the possibility of life beyond 12 seasons. However, to go out after 12 strong years is great, as it's better to go out too early rather than overstay our welcome."
"NYPD Blue" stars Dennis Franz as Andy Sipowicz, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as John Clark, Gordon Clapp as Greg Medavoy, Bill Brochtrup as John Irvin, Henry Simmons as Baldwin Jones, Charlotte Ross as Connie McDowell, Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon as Valerie Haywood, Esai Morales as Tony Rodriguez, Jacqueline Obradors as Rita Ortiz and Austin Majors as Theo Sipowicz.
"NYPD Blue" is a Steven Bochco production, co-created by Steven Bochco and David Milch. Bochco also serves as executive producer with Mark Tinker and former New York City police detective Bill Clark.
"NYPD Blue" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.