Big Apple (TV series)
|Created by||David Milch|
|Opening theme||Marc Bonilla|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Red Board Productions
|Original release||March 1, 2001– April 19, 2001|
Big Apple is an American television drama series that was originally broadcast in the United States on CBS in 2001. The story centers on two New York City Police Department detectives Mooney (Ed O'Neill) and Trout (Jeffrey Pierce) working with the FBI to solve a murder with ties to organized crime. A subplot involves Mooney's sister (played by Brooke Smith) who is receiving hospice care for Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Big Apple was originally slated to compete with NBC's very popular medical drama series ER. Although 13 episodes were commissioned, only 8 aired before CBS canceled the show and replaced it with the newsmagazine 48 Hours in the 10pm (EST) Thursday time slot. In 2008, the series aired in syndication on Universal HD.
Reviews of the show were largely positive. Variety called it "a triumph all around" and compared it favorably to NYPD Blue and Murder One. Entertainment Weekly praised O'Neill's performance as Detective Mooney and gave the show higher marks than Denis Leary's The Job.