Big Apple (TV series)
|Created by||David Milch|
|Opening theme||Marc Bonilla|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Red Board Productions
|Original release||March 1– April 19, 2001|
The story centers on two New York City Police Department detectives Mooney and Trout working with the FBI to solve a murder with ties to organized crime. A subplot involves Mooney's sister who is receiving hospice care for Lou Gehrig's Disease.
- Ed O'Neill as Det. Michael Mooney
- Kim Dickens as Sarah Day
- Michael Madsen as Terry Maddock
- Jeffrey Pierce as Det. Vincent Trout
- David Strathairn as FBI Agent Will Preecher
- Glynn Turman as Ted Olsen
- Titus Welliver as FBI Special Agent Jimmy Flynn
- Donnie Wahlberg as Chris Scott
- Brooke Smith as Lois Mooney
Big Apple was originally slated to compete with NBC's very popular medical drama series ER. Although 13 episodes were commissioned, only 8 aired before CBS canceled the show and replaced it with the newsmagazine 48 Hours in the 10pm (EST) Thursday time slot. In 2008, the series aired in syndication on Universal HD.
Reviews of the show were largely positive. Variety called it "a triumph all around" and compared it favorably to NYPD Blue and Murder One. Entertainment Weekly praised O'Neill's performance as Detective Mooney and gave the show higher marks than Denis Leary's The Job.