It is hard to believe that the cop drama NYPD Blue has been off our screens since 2005 – that’s 13 years! When it debuted on ABC back in 1993, the show was met with critical acclaim. It was far grittier than most cop shows before it, with a focus on some of the deeper and darker aspects of the cast’s personal lives. While it may have caused some controversies here and there, it became the longest-running primetime series on ABC until Grey’s Anatomy took the title back in 2016.
Over the 12 seasons, we got to witness the highs and lows of working for the New York Police Department, through the eyes of the stunning line up of characters. While most of the cast members in the majority of episodes were male, there were some strong supporting actresses who helped carry the show too. In fact, some of them even managed to nab a few awards for their part in the cop drama. However, with it being so long since the show has ended, whatever happened to the women of NYPD Blue? Have they stuck with their crime-fighting ways or have they decided to hang up their fictional police hat and try something else out?