Pilot (NYPD Blue)

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"Pilot"
NYPD Blue episode
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 1
Directed by Gregory Hoblit
Written by David Milch
Steven Bochco
Original air date September 21, 1993
Guest actors
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NYPD Blue (season 1)

"Pilot" is the first episode of the American serial drama NYPD Blue.

Plot[edit]

In the series premiere, John Kelly takes on the mob after his partner, Andy Sipowicz, is shot by a vengeful gangster. Kelly's wife wants a divorce.

Awards and honors[edit]

This episode won the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Drama Series and was a nominee for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.

Notes[edit]

  • *A quarter of ABC's 225 member stations preempted the pilot.