I totally forgot about it! Maybe next week
I totally forgot about it! Maybe next week
I watched it last night and it was great. I liked the way they focused on only one crime rather than jumping around to other cases/detectives, which I have seen on a similarly produced Lawyer-type series on NBC.
This show was a pleasant surprise. I will surely keep tuning in.
Maybe by next week, it will be on fort's quick schedule on the bottom of the screen as a reminder.Originally Posted by AIWANNABE
Episode 2 Preview: 06/29 (highlight to read)
Click to see Spoiler:FROM HOMICIDE TO VICE, "NYPD 24/7" TAKES VIEWERS BEHIND
THE BLUE WALL FOR A UNIQUE, INSIDE LOOK AT "NEW YORK'S FINEST"
ABC News Follows a Group of Dedicated Cops
As They Battle Crime in The Big Apple
Second Installment of Seven-Part Documentary Series
Airs Tuesday, June 29, at 10:00 p.m., ET
Their exploits have been the stuff of countless movies and television shows, but nothing can compare to the real thing. In "NYPD 24/7," a new documentary series from the award-winning producers of "Hopkins 24/7" and "Boston 24/7," ABC News cameras are given unprecedented access to the New York Police Department. Never before have cameras been allowed to roam so widely for so long among the closed ranks of the NYPD. For sixteen months, compelling cops from elite units share their hopes, their frustrations and their special brand of dark humor, as cameras follow them into situations that are unpredictable and often dangerous. "NYPD 24/7," narrated by "NYPD Blue's" Dennis Franz, airs TUESDAY, JUNE 29 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
In hour two of "NYPD 24/7," Lieutenant Vic Hollifield has twenty years on the job and has seen the police treated like heroes and villains. He knows the price a New York City cop and his family pay for a job that gets little respect. Still, he leads a unit of the most elite and highly-trained cops in the world -- the Emergency Service Unit, whose 300 men and women are trained in commando-style tactics and rescue operations. In this hour, Hollifield helps save a despondent man on the verge of jumping off the Henry Hudson Bridge. He also extricates a sanitation worker pinned inside the wreckage of his truck, and supervises the rescue of a toddler caught up in a bitter custody dispute.
Also featured, Nicole Papamichael is a seasoned undercover detective who uses her looks to snare customers in the illicit netherworld of New York nightlife. The acts she proposes and the language she uses would make her Greek-American mother blush, but she loves her job, especially when the would-be customers hail from Park Avenue and the corner of society that holds blue collar workers in contempt.
Terence Wrong is producer and executive producer of "NYPD 24/7." Roxanna Sherwood is the co-producer. Bryan Taylor is the editorial producer. Rudy Bednar is the senior executive producer and Phyllis McGrady is the executive-in-charge.
Thanx John, I watched the first episode and enjoyed how they went from one perp to another, then to another and finally at the end found the scum who stabbed the girl near her heart. Luckily she survived, but he needs to be locked up a very long, long time.
Is anyone watching? That man is very close to hanging himself from a bridge.
I saw the episode last night. The show is EXCELLENT!
It was bitter sweet when that Lt. retired but, he felt that he needed too. Good luck to him!
Is anyone here a NYC police officer or have any family members or friends in the NYC force?
NYPD 24-7' provokes firefighters, annoys brass
Friday July 09, 2004
By TOM HAYS
Associated Press Writer
NEW YORK (AP) A gritty documentary series about police that has filled the usual time slot for ``NYPD Blue'' has some viewers seeing red.
After only three episodes, the ABC News series ``NYPD 24-7'' has infuriated a firefighters union and annoyed New York Police Department officials. Even Mayor Michael Bloomberg has panned one policeman's performance.
Publicly, police officials have taken no position on the show, which was distilled from 16 months of footage shot by film crews who shadowed detectives and other officers with the nation's largest police department as they investigated murders and fought urban crime.
But one high-ranking commander said Thursday that the brass has been ``less than thrilled'' with the bleep-happy series, which shows detectives cursing and smoking cigars while investigating a stabbing (where no one died).
Firefighters have focused their ire on a former Emergency Service Unit lieutenant, Venton ``Vic'' Hollifield.
With the cameras rolling at the scene of a car crash two years ago, the now-retired Hollifield referred to firefighters there as ``amateurs.'' Once the show aired, the union paid more than $100,000 for full-page ads in newspapers alleging the comment ``demeaned, slandered and belittled'' firefighters before a national audience, and demanded an apology from Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly for sanctioning the show.
A spokesman for Kelly, Paul Browne, called Hollifield's comments ``regrettable.'' But he added that the department had no say in what ABC aired as evidenced by Hollifield while he made a traffic stop of a suspected drunken driver.
As recounted on the show's Web site, the officer flouted guidelines by making the motorist get out of the car, then locking his keys inside and telling him to catch a cab home. The encounter ultimately ended with officers having to wrestle the enraged suspect to the ground and arrest him.
At City Hall, Bloomberg called Hollifield's comments about firefighters ``wrong,'' and suggested Hollifield not Kelly needed to apologize.
Nor has ABC, which considers the show a commercial and critical success. The show had 6.9 million viewers last week, No. 27 in Nielsen Media Research's prime-time rankings. Only two other ABC shows did better.
The series' point ``was to go in and explore a closed culture, the NYPD police culture, and see life as it happens,'' said producer Terrence Wrong. ``If you have faith in your institution, you have no problem with that.''