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New York Undercover
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Seasons: 4
Episodes: 89
Created by: Dick Wolf
Kevin Arkadie
Starring: Malik Yoba
Michael DeLorenzo
Patti D'Arbanville
Lauren Vélez
Jonathan LaPaglia
Marisa Ryan
Josh Hopkins
Thomas Mikal Ford
Produced by: Wolf Entertainment
Universal Television
Distributed by: FOX

New York Undercover is an American television police procedural series chronicling the work of the New York Police Department's 4th Precinct. It ran for four seasons on the FOX network from 1994 to 1998. Filmed on location in New York, NYU is a show about a squad of young urban detectives, J.C. Williams, a recently divorced cop trying to be a good father to his son, and Eddie Torres, a young Puerto Rican who struggles with his heritage, who work the streets of New York undercover. Despite all the pain and troubles they go through with their lives, whether it involved their cases or home life, at the end of the day, they relax to the smooth music performed by different artists at Natalie's.


Cast

Main Cast and Characters

Image Actor Character Seasons
JCWilliams
Malik Yoba Detective
J.C. Williams
Seasons 1-4
EddieTorres
Michael DeLorenzo Detective
Eddie Torres
Seasons 1-3
VirginiaCooper
Patti D'Arbanville Lieutenant
Virginia Cooper
Seasons 1-3
NinaMoreno
Lauren Vélez Detective
Nina Moreno
Seasons 2-4
TommyMcNamara
Jonathan LaPaglia Detective
Tommy McNamara
Season 3
NellDelaney
Marisa Ryan Detective
Nell Delaney
Season 4
AlecStone
Josh Hopkins Detective
Alec Stone
Season 4
MalcolmBarker
Thomas Mikal Ford Lieutenant
Malcolm Barker
Season 4

Crew

  • Dick Wolf as Creator
  • Kevin Arkadie as Creator
  • Dick Wolf as Executive Producer
  • Don Kurt as Executive Producer
  • Andre Harrell as Executive Producer
  • Steven Smith as Executive Producer
  • Brad Kern as Executive Producer
  • Peter R. McIntosh as Co-Executive Producer
  • Arthur W. Forney as Supervising Producer
  • Kevin Arkadie as Producer
  • James Mtume as Music

Episodes

Season 1

New York Undercover
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Episodes: 26
Starring: Malik Yoba
Michael DeLorenzo
Patti D'Arbanville
Distributed by: FOX

New York Undercover season 1 premiered on September 8, 1994 and concluded on May 11, 1995.

Malik Yoba plays Detective J.C. Williams, a black man who is trying to put in life back in order again after his divorce from his ex wife, Chantal, played by Fatima Faloye. He is also trying to be a good father to his son, Gregory "G", (George O. Gore II) who is going through the motions of growing up and becoming a teenager. The one thing that he is striving to keep is his relationship with his girlfriend, Sandy Gill. Unfortunately, an arch enemy of J.C.'s ends their time together. Michael DeLorenzo plays Detective Eddie Torres, a young Puerto Rican who takes his job to heart. While working on his cases, he is also dealing with his family troubles and has a tendency to struggle with his heritage. Both Eddie and J. C. work under Lt. Virginia Cooper (Patti D'Arbanville), a white mother and wife who doesn't take any hassle from anyone. She does what she can to look out for her detectives and never puts them on a case they couldn't handle.

Episode # Title Original Airdate
1.01 (#1) School Ties September 8, 1994
1.02 (#2) Pilot September 15, 1994
1.03 (#3) Sins of the Father September 22, 1994
1.04 (#4) To Protect and Serve September 29, 1994
1.05 (#5) Garbage October 6, 1994
1.06 (#6) After Shakespeare October 13, 1994
1.07 (#7) Tasha October 27, 1994
1.08 (#8) Missing November 3, 1994
1.09 (#9) The Friendly Neighborhood Dealer November 10, 1994
1.10 (#10) Mate November 17, 1994
1.11 (#11) The Eyewitness Blues November 24, 1994
1.12 (#12) Blondes Have More Fun December 8, 1994
1.13 (#13) Los Macheteros December 15, 1994
1.14 (#14) Private Enemy No. 1 January 5, 1995
1.15 (#15) The Smoking Section January 19, 1995
1.16 (#16) Mama Said Knock You Out February 2, 1995
1.17 (#17) You Get No Respect February 9, 1995
1.18 (#18) Innocent Bystander February 16, 1995
1.19 (#19) CAT February 23, 1995
1.20 (#20) All in the Family March 16, 1995
1.21 (#21) Eliminate the Middleman March 30, 1995
1.22 (#22) Olde Thyme Religion April 6, 1995
1.23 (#23) The Shooter April 13, 1995
1.24 (#24) Manchild April 27, 1995
1.25 (#25) Downtown Girl May 4, 1995
1.26 (#26) Catman Comes Back May 11, 1995

Season 2

New York Undercover
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Episodes: 26
Starring: Malik Yoba
Michael DeLorenzo
Patti D'Arbanville
Lauren Vélez
Distributed by: FOX

New York Undercover season 2 premiered on August 31, 1995 and concluded on May 9, 1996.

A new character has joined the team. Detective Nina Moreno, played by Lauren Velez, is a young Puerto Rican who was introduced as Eddie's new partner due to J. C. being in the hospital because of his close encounter with death. As she struggles to be a good cop, she also tries to earn respect from Eddie. As for J.C., he is recovering from his wounds caused by his enemy who also killed Sandy. J.C. once again finds himself struggling to put his life back together and dealing with the loss of Sandy, and can only relieve his pain by getting back on the streets. For Eddie, he tries to get his friendship back with a distant J.C., he is fighting his feelings for Nina, and helps his father who is dying of AIDS.

Episode # Title Original Airdate
2.01 (#27) High on the Hog August 31, 1995
2.02 (#28) Tag, You're Dead September 7, 1995
2.03 (#29) Man's Best Friend September 14, 1995
2.04 (#30) Brotherhood September 21, 1995
2.05 (#31) Digital Underground September 28, 1995
2.06 (#32) Buster and Claudia October 5, 1995
2.07 (#33) Student Affairs October 12, 1995
2.08 (#34) The Highest Bidder October 19, 1995
2.09 (#35) Young, Beautiful and Dead November 2, 1995
2.10 (#36) Color Lines November 9, 1995
2.11 (#37) The Finals November 16, 1995
2.12 (#38) Internal Affairs November 30, 1995
2.13 (#39) Bad Girls December 14, 1995
2.14 (#40) A Time to Kill January 4, 1996
2.15 (#41) Bad Blood January 18, 1996
2.16 (#42) Fire Show February 1, 1996
2.17 (#43) Toy Soldiers February 8, 1996
2.18 (#44) Sympathy for the Devil February 15, 1996
2.19 (#45) Checkmate February 22, 1996
2.20 (#46) Unis March 7, 1996
2.21 (#47) The Reckoning March 14, 1996
2.22 (#48) The Enforcers April 4, 1996
2.23 (#49) Andre's Choice April 11, 1996
2.24 (#50) No Greater Love April 25, 1996
2.25 (#51) Deep Cover May 2, 1996
2.26 (#52) If This World Were Mine May 9, 1996

Season 3

New York Undercover
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Episodes: 24
Starring: Malik Yoba
Michael DeLorenzo
Patti D'Arbanville
Lauren Vélez
Jonathan LaPaglia
Distributed by: FOX

New York Undercover season 3 premiered on August 29, 1996 and concluded on May 15, 1997.

A new detective joins the crew, a relationship heads to a new road, and death takes its ugly toll on two of the detectives. Jonathan LaPaglia joins the cast as Detective Tommy MacNamara, an Irish cop with a know-it-all attitude and a distinctive personality, which doesn't go well with the team, especially J.C. Unfortunately, he was only able to shine his talents for a short while due to his murder. Eddie and Nina go through many obstacles in their relationship, especially when Nina is trying to recover from a gun shot wound she got last season. Eddie is determined to make it last and asks Nina to marry him, which she accepts. However, in order to make that happen, Nina must divorce her first husband. Nina is also going through the process of trying to get her daughter, whom she gave up for adoption, back into her life. While dealing with that, for a while she starts to question her future as a cop. While Eddie is learning of these new secrets about Nina, he deals with his father's death (or suicide), and unfortunately meets an untimely death. As for Lt. Cooper, she starts an elicit affair with a captain and goes through a rocky separation from her husband and family.

Episode # Title Original Airdate
3.01 (#53) A Time of Faith: Part 1 August 29, 1996
3.02 (#54) A Time of Faith: Part 2 September 5, 1996
3.03 (#55) Tough Love September 12, 1996
3.04 (#56) Blue Boy September 19, 1996
3.05 (#57) Rules of Engagement September 26, 1996
3.06 (#58) Kill the Noise October 31, 1996
3.07 (#59) Smack is Back November 7, 1996
3.08 (#60) Don't Blink November 14, 1996
3.09 (#61) Without Mercy November 21, 1996
3.10 (#62) Going Platinum December 5, 1996
3.11 (#63) Brown Like Me December 19, 1996
3.12 (#64) The Reaper January 9, 1997
3.13 (#65) Fade Out January 16, 1997
3.14 (#66) The Solomon Papers January 30, 1997
3.15 (#67) School's Out February 6, 1997
3.16 (#68) Outrage February 13, 1997
3.17 (#69) The Promised Land February 20, 1997
3.18 (#70) Descell March 13, 1997
3.19 (#71) Hubris March 27, 1997
3.20 (#72) The Unthinkable April 17, 1997
3.21 (#73) Vendetta April 24, 1997
3.22 (#74) Is It a Crime? May 1, 1997
3.23 (#75) No Place Like Hell May 8, 1997
3.24 (#76) The Last Hurrah May 15, 1997

Season 4

New York Undercover
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Episodes: 13
Starring: Malik Yoba
Lauren Vélez
Marisa Ryan
Josh Hopkins
Thomas Mikal Ford
Distributed by: FOX

New York Undercover season 4 premiered on January 8, 1998 and concluded on February 11, 1999.

Two detectives deal with the loss of a friend and a husband, and are assigned to work under a new team. J. C. and Nina are assigned to work under Lt. Malcolm Baker, played by Thomas Mikal Ford, and with their new partners, Detective Alec Stone, played by Josh Hopkins, and Detective Nell Delaney, played by Marisa Ryan. J.C. is coping with Eddie's death and is trying to help his son, "G", grow up to be a man. Nina is trying to survive being a widow and concentrating on being a good detective. As time passes, the two start to form an attraction for each other, which leads to something they both never thought possible. Detective Alec Stone is cocky cop who does what he can to get the job done. Detective Nell Delaney is a tough cop whose smart comments and intelligence keeps her ahead in the game. Finally, we meet Lt. Malcolm Barker, a ferocious cop who knows what he's doing and doesn't let anyone stop him in the actions he makes.

Episode # Title Original Airdate
4.01 (#77) Change Change Change January 8, 1998
4.02 (#78) Drop-Dead Gorgeous January 15, 1998
4.03 (#79) Pipeline January 22, 1998
4.04 (#80) Spare Parts January 29, 1998
4.05 (#81) Mob Street February 12, 1998
4.06 (#82) Rat Trap March 12, 1998
4.07 (#83) Quid Pro Quo March 19, 1998
4.08 (#84) Capital Punishment March 26, 1998
4.09 (#85) The Unusual Suspects May 28, 1998
4.10 (#86) Sign o' the Times June 4, 1998
4.11 (#87) Going Native June 11, 1998
4.12 (#88) The Troubles June 25, 1998
4.13 (#89) Catharsis February 11, 1999


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