NYC 22

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NYC 22
Created byRichard Price
Opening theme"Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)" by Jay-Z
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Mary Rae Thewlis
  • Christopher LaVasseur
  • John Thomas
Running time44 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Original networkCBS
Picture format
Audio formatStereo, Dolby Digital
Original releaseApril 15 –
August 11, 2012 (2012-08-11)
Other websites
Official website

NYC 22 (formerly known as Rookies and then The 2-2) is a police drama that began airing on April 15, 2012, as a midseason replacement for CSI: Miami.[1][2] It aired on Sundays at 10:00 PM on CBS in the United States.[2]

On May 13, 2012, the series was cancelled by CBS.

Plot[change | change source]

The series shows a diverse group of rookie New York Police Department officers, they patrol Upper Manhattan.

Cast[change | change source]

Episodes[change | change source]

No.Production orderTitleDirected byWritten byU.S. viewers
Original air date
11"Pilot"James MangoldRichard Price8.86[3]1.5[3]April 15, 2012 (2012-04-15)
Field Training Sergeant Daniel "Yoda" Dean supervises six rookie cops as they navigate through their first day at upper Manhattan's 22nd Precinct. Within their first day, they intervene in a domestic dispute, try to stop a gang war, and one of them reconnects with an old friend who has turned to the life of crime.
22"Firebomb"Felix AlcaláTalicia Raggs7.39[4]1.4[4]April 22, 2012 (2012-04-22)
The rookies are given their first midnight shift. A firebomb erupts in the block that Lazarus and Sanchez are watching over, with the crime stemming from a drug war. A rapper-turned-actor named Monsta White (Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones), shadows Jackpot and Khan for a movie role. McLaren is partnered with White House, with McLaren catching T-Rex still running with a dangerous gang.
33"Thugs and Lovers"Martha MitchellDavid Rambo7.44[5]1.2/3[5]April 29, 2012 (2012-04-29)
White House and Jackpot investigate Geoff Arnhauldt (Richard Kind), a man who thwarted a bank robbery and uncover more things about the man's life. McLaren's father Deputy Inspector Dennis McClaren (Robert John Burke) visits the precinct and discourages him from dating Michelle, T-Rex's sister. Lazarus finally apprehends the wanted man with the shamrock tattoo on his neck, but fears he may face the consequences for not reporting him when he saw him days earlier.
44"Lost and Found"David PlattRobert Port6.87[6]1.2[6]May 6, 2012 (2012-05-06)
A teenage boy creates a bomb and puts it in his backpack, which is switched with a teenage girl's, with Lazarus and McLaren on the case. Sanchez and White House come across a missing child case involving a woman who was once a drug addict wanting back custody of her son, who is now under the care of a wealthy woman (Samantha Mathis). Jackpot and Khan are in charge of a prison transfer, until their transfer vehicle breaks down.
55"Self Cleaning Oven"Ralph HemeckerRichard Price3.16[7]0.4[7]July 7, 2012 (2012-07-07)
Fred Wheeler (Vondie Curtis Hall), a drug lord recently released from prison, brings back old feelings of a case that Yoda worked on that put Wheeler away. McLaren and Sanchez take part in brothel bust and help a drugged man (Michael Kostroff), jog his memory to help with a case. Kahn and White House encounter Harvey Williams (Giancarlo Esposito), a charismatic hustler who just hit the lotto.
66"Crossing the Rubicon"Ken SanzelRichard Price3.39[7]0.5[7]July 7, 2012 (2012-07-07)
A hostage situation erupts in a bar that Kahn, Sanchez and Yoda are in, which leads to officer Dana Apple being shot.
77"Block Party"Gwyneth Horder-PaytonLorraine Adams3.51[8]0.4[8]July 14, 2012 (2012-07-14)
Kahn and McLaren try to find a rapist hiding in block party. Jackpot and White House find a skeleton dug up in a construction site, stirring an old missing persons case from fifty years ago. Lazarus and Sanchez handle an intense traffic jam.
88"Schooled"Stephen GyllenhaalDiana Son4.56[8]0.6[8]July 14, 2012 (2012-07-14)
McLaren's emotions get the better of him, when a novelist is robbed by a college student for prized books. A boy tags along with Jackpot and White House's day on the job. Lazarus and Sanchez try to find teenage boys responsible for using apples from an apple tree as projectiles.
99"Playing God"Michael SmithRobert Port3.59[9]0.5[9]July 21, 2012 (2012-07-21)
A car crash leaves a couple pinned in their car, clinging for life. White House helps the wife, who is pregnant, who then goes into labor and Jackpot helps the husband, who is struggling to breathe. McClaren and Kahn witness a veteran detective overly assault a perp, with Kahn thinking about reporting the detective. Lazarus and Sanchez are left watching over the house of an ecstasy dealer that was recently busted. While staying at the house, the officers learn more about each other's personal lives.
1010"Jumpers"Alex ZakrzewskiKen Sanzel2.59[10]0.4[10]July 28, 2012 (2012-07-28)
White House must stop a man from jumping off a ledge. Lazarus and Sanchez are called on the scene of hate crime on a synagogue. McClaren and Kahn follow an overzealous owner trying to find his missing dog, who also promises a $5,000 reward.
1111"Ransom"Stephen GyllenhaalRichard Price2.33 (first half-hour)[11]
2.65 (second half-hour)[11]
0.3 (first half-hour)[11]
0.4 (second half-hour)[11]
August 4, 2012 (2012-08-04)
A bodega owner kills two men after they demand a ransom for his daughter. McLaren and Kahn investigate with help from an old homeless man named Pappy Science (John Amos). Lazarus and Sanchez are put on post in front of a prep school after muggings involving students happen in the area. Sanchez meets Lazarus' teenage daughter Ruby. Jackpot and White House are left watching over Harvey, after he is attacked by another jail inmate.
1212"Samaritans"Martha MitchellDavid Rambo2.79 (first half-hour)[11]
2.89 (second half-hour)[11]
0.4 (first half-hour)[11]
0.4 (second half-hour)[11]
August 4, 2012 (2012-08-04)
Lazarus runs into a burning building saving a mother and her child. Lazarus throws the child out the window, with another man catching the child. Lazarus is declared a hero hours after, but the man that caught the child refuses to be identified. After further investigating, Lazarus learns that the man is an Iraq War veteran, who was put on leave, but has not returned to combat since, making him a wanted fugitive by the FBI. White House, an Iraq War veteran herself, is disgusted by this and threatens to report the man. Kahn and Sanchez go undercover in a drug bust. Jackpot and McLaren are trapped in an apartment with a hungry alligator.
1313"Turf War"Ralph HemeckerCarter Harris2.83 (first half-hour)[12]
2.41 (second half-hour)[12]
0.5/2 (first half-hour)[12]
0.5/2 (second half-hour)[12]
August 11, 2012 (2012-08-11)
A landlord refuses to leave his apartment building, just as the city is prepared to tear it down for a high-priced condominium. Jackpot and White House watch over a high school basketball game, where Jackpot meets up with a street hustler (Malik Yoba), who was once his manager and is now managing new prospects. McLaren and Kahn check for street vendor licences, while a pickpocket is on the loose, with McLaren being one of the pickpocket victims.

Ratings[change | change source]

According to TV by the Numbers, following the first episode, "The series premiere of NYC 22 drew just a 1.5 adults 18–49 rating at 10pm....That compares with a 2.1 rating average for new episodes of CSI: Miami since January, and a 1.7 for the significantly delayed finale last week." The same site's "Renew-Cancel Index", which analyzes the odds of shows being renewed or canceled by comparing them to the 18–49 ratings for all the scripted shows on the same network, scored the show with a 0.51 index rating (51% of CBS's scripted average) and categorized the show as "certain to be canceled".[13] Four weeks later, on May 13, 2012, the series was canceled.[14]

Season Episodes Timeslot Original airing Rank Viewers
(in millions)
Season premiere Season finale TV season
1 13 Sunday 10pm/9c (April 15, 2012 – May 6, 2012)
Saturday 8pm/7c (July 7, 2012 – August 11, 2012)
April 15, 2012 August 11, 2012 2012 #55 8.77[15]

International broadcast[change | change source]

Country Network(s) Series premiere Timeslot Sources
 United States CBS April 15, 2012 Sundays at 10:00 PM N/A
 Canada Global April 15, 2012 Sundays at 10:00 PM [16]
 France M6 Unknown Unknown [source?]

References[change | change source]

  1. 'NYC 22': Watch promo for CBS' Robert De Niro-produced cop show |
  2. 2.0 2.1 CBS' Robert De Niro-Produced Rookie Cops Midseason Drama Gets Sunday 10 PM Slot | Deadline
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  16. Corus Entertainment

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