New York Undercover

FOX (ended 1998)



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Filmed on location in New York, New York Undercover is a show about a squad of young urban detectives, J.C. Williams and Eddie Torres who work the streets of New York undercover. Despite all the pain and troubles they go through with their lives, whether it involved their cases or home life, at the end of the day, they relax to the smooth music performed by different artists at Natalie's. Audiences fell in love with the show's plot lines and characters. The episodes had a realistic sense about it that made it one of the top ten shows that aired on FOX.

Season 1: In this season, Malik Yoba plays Detective J.C. Williams, a black man who is trying to put in life back in order again after his divorce from his ex wife, Chantal, played by Fatima Faloye. He is also trying to be a good father to his son, Gregory "G", (George O. Gore II) who is going through the motions of growing up and becoming a teenager. The one thing that he is striving to keep is his relationship with his girlfriend, Sandy Gill. Unfortunately, an arch enemy of J.C.'s ends their time together. Michael DeLorenzo plays Detective Eddie Torres, a young Puerto Rican who takes his job to heart. While working on his cases, he is also dealing with his family troubles and has a tendency to struggle with his heritage. Both Eddie and J. C. work under Lt. Virginia Cooper (Patti D'Arbanville), a white mother and wife who doesn't take any hassle from anyone. She does what she can to look out for her detectives and never puts them on a case they couldn't handle.

Season 2: In this season, a new character has joined the team. Detective Nina Moreno, played by Lauren Velez, is a young Puerto Rican who was introduced as Eddie's new partner due to J. C. being in the hospital because of his close encounter with death. As she struggles to be a good cop, she also tries to earn respect from Eddie. As for J.C., he is recovering from his wounds caused by his enemy who also killed Sandy. J.C. is once again finds himself struggling to put his life back together and dealing with the loss of Sandy, and can only relieve his pain by getting back on the streets. For Eddie, he tries to get his friendship back with a distant J.C., he is fighting his feelings for Nina, and helps his father who is dying of AIDS.

Season 3: In this season, a new detective joins the crew, a relationship heads to a new road, and death takes its ugly toll on two of the detectives. Jonathan LaPaglia joins the cast as Detective Tommy Macnamara, an Irish cop with a know-it-all attitude and a distinctive personality, which doesn't go well with the team, especially J.C. Unfortunately, he was only able to shine his talents for a short while do to his murder. Eddie and Nina goes through many obstacles in their relationship, especially when Nina is trying to recover from a gun shot wound she got last season. Eddie is determined to make it last and asks Nina to marry him; which she accepts. However, in order to make that happen, Nina must divorce her first husband. Nina is also going through the process of trying to get her daughter, whom she gave up for adoption, back into her life. While dealing with that, for a while she starts to question her future as a cop. While Eddie is learning of these new secrets about Nina, he deals with his father's death (or suicide), and unfortunately meets an untimely death. As for Lt. Cooper, she starts an elicit affair with a captain and goes through a rocky separation from her husband and family.

Season 4: In this season, two detectives deal with the lose of a friend and a husband, and is assigned to work under a new team. J. C. and Nina are assigned to work under Lt. Malcolm Baker, played by Thomas Mikal Ford, and with their new partners, Detective Alec Stone, played by Josh Hopkins, and Detective Nell Delaney, played by Marisa Ryan. J.C. is coping with Eddie's death and is trying to help his son, "G", grow up to be a man. Nina is trying to survive being a widow and concentrating on being a good detective. As time passes, the two start to form an attraction for each other, which leads to something they both never thought possible. Detective Alec Stone is cocky cop who does what he can to get the job done. Detective Nell Delaney is a tough cop whose smart comments and intelligence keeps her ahead in the game. Finally, we meet Lt. Malcolm Barker, a ferocious cop who knows what he's doing and doesn't let anyone stop him in the actions he makes.

Due to the Season's 3 shocker of Eddie's and Tommy's death and the departure of Lt. Cooper, the fans started to lose interest in the show. Ratings slowly started to go down and the show didn't last beyond the 4th season. Still, to this day, the show remains to be one the best show that will be missed.moreless

Michael DeLorenzo

Michael DeLorenzo

Det. Eddie Torres (Seasons 1-3)

Jonathan LaPaglia

Jonathan LaPaglia

Det. Tommy McNamara (Season 3)

Patti D'Arbanville

Patti D'Arbanville

Lt. Virginia Cooper (Seasons 1-3)

Thomas Mikal Ford

Thomas Mikal Ford

Lt. Malcolm Barker (Season 4)

Marisa Ryan

Marisa Ryan

Det. Nell Delaney (Season 4)

Malik Yoba

Malik Yoba

Det. James "J.C." Williams

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  • Why can't I watch this show?

    What is Where are the links that will allow me to stream and watch episodes of New York Undercover? Why is this show not available online? I don't want to read an episode guide or a show summary - I WANT TO WATCH EPISODES OF THE SHOW! Why won't you let me do that online? Anywhere?
  • Theme Song

    What jazz artists' song plays during Eddie and Nina Moreno first get together in the episode Color Lines? It's the episode when the Military bomber is killing military people and antagonizes . and Eddie.
  • Was A Great Show!!!!!

    I found NY Undercover was a great show! I was living in LA at the time the show was running and it kind of kept me in touch with NY......But I found the show on a whole was will put together and love running home to catch the next show!!!
  • Better than most shows in this genre.

    New York Undercover was a good show for many reasons. For one, the chemistry between J.C. Williams and Eddie Torress (Malik Yoba and Michael De Lorenzo respectively) was always there, and their friendship was believable and it just worked. Other than the case, the show also focused on the characters personal lives. For J.C., it was the struggles of raising his young son G. For Eddie, it was helping young puerto ricans and latinos off the street, and later on in the series dating and marrying a fellow cop. I wish the show would've stayed longer, because it definetly deserved it.moreless

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