NYC 22 is an American police procedural crime drama television series created by Richard Price and produced by CBS Television Studios and Tribeca Productions which follows a diverse group of rookie New York City Police Department officers as they patrol the streets of Upper Manhattan's 22nd Precinct.
The series aired in the USA on CBS from 15 April to 25 August, 2012. There are 13 hour-long episodes in one season.
NYC 22 premiered in South Africa on DStv's M-Net Series channel on Wednesday 20 June 2012, at 19h30. New episodes broadcast weekly.
NYC 22 follows six diverse NYPD rookies as they patrol the gritty streets of upper Manhattan.
The new trainees include Jennifer "White House" Perry (Leelee Sobieski), a former college volleyball star and Marine MP in Iraq with a take-charge attitude; Ray "Lazarus" Harper (Adam Goldberg), the oldest rookie and a former police news reporter with better sources than most seasoned cops; and Tonya Sanchez (Judy Marte), who comes from a family with a criminal history.
There's also Ahmad Kahn (Tom Reed), an Afghani native who fought his way to freedom; Kenny McClaren (Stark Sands), a fourth-generation police officer with great instincts but qualms about joining the force; and Jayson "Jackpot" Toney (Harold House Moore), a young basketball legend who squandered his opportunity in the NBA.
Their demanding Field Training Officer, Daniel "Yoda" Dean (Terry Kinney), is a case-hardened, unsentimental veteran of the force who emphasizes basics and holds each cop accountable for their actions.
Rounding out the team is Sergeant Terry Howard (Felix Solis), a no-nonsense plainclothes officer from the Gang Intel Unit, who trains the rookies on how to keep the gangbangers at bay.
With unique backgrounds, personalities and reasons for being on the force, the new cops will make their share of rookie mistakes while they figure out how to relate to their boss, each other and the people they swore to protect.