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NYC 22 is a CBS series following six NYPD rookies from their first day on the job with the 22nd Precinct. It first aired in April 2012.

The rookies are:

  • Ray "Lazarus" Harper (Adam Goldberg): A newspaper reporter laid off due to budget cuts, who apparently had to threaten to sue the department to be allowed into police academy. He is partnered with...
  • Tonya Sanchez (Judy Marte): An officer from a family with a criminal history.
  • Ahmad Kahn (Tom Reed): An Afghan immigrant who fought his way to freedom and has a serious chip on his shoulder because of it. Partnered with...
  • Kenny McClaren (Stark Sands): His family's been wearing blue since before he was born.
  • Jennifer "White House" Perry (Leelee Sobieski): A former Marine. Partnered with...
  • Jayson "Jackpot" Toney (Harold House Moore): A former NBA player who apparently squandered his career.

The precinct's senior officers:


The series provides examples of the following tropes:

  • The Alcoholic: Harper "was drunk for a year" following being laid off, then got his act together.
    • Or not. He still drinks too much, and Yoda's told him to find a group.
  • Bald of Awesome: Yoda.
  • Cunning Linguist: Kahn speaks at least Urdu and English.
  • Fake Nationality: Kahn's actor Tom Reed is from the UK.
    • Although he did mention living in London before coming to the US.
  • In-Series Nickname: Their Field Training Officer, Sgt. Daniel Dean, really dislikes being called "Yoda".
    • Ray Harper's called "Lazarus" because he's easily a dozen-plus years older than his fellow rookies.
    • Toney calls Perry "White House" because she was White House color guard after coming home from Iraq. Toney himself had the nickname "Jackpot" during his abortive NBA career.
  • One Steve Limit: Aversion played for laughs in the pilot. Sanchez has trouble finding her locker because there's at least two other Officer Sanchezes in the 22.
  • New Meat: Police Variant, The Series.
  • New York City Cops
  • Real Song Theme Tune: "Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)" by Jay-Z.
  • Semper Fi: Perry served as a Marine MP in Iraq, then as White House color guard (hence the nickname).
  • Sergeant Rock: Daniel Dean, their Field Training Officer.
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