'''''NYC 22''''' is a CopShow following [[NewMeat six NYPD rookies]] from their first day on the job with the 22nd Precinct. It aired on Creator/{{CBS}} for a month in 2012 before being cancelled due to consistently poor ratings.

The rookies are:
* Ray "Lazarus" Harper (Creator/AdamGoldberg): 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 (Creator/JudyMarte): An officer from a family with a criminal history.
* Ahmad Kahn (Creator/TomReed): An Afghan immigrant who fought his way to freedom and has a serious chip on his shoulder because of it. Partnered with...
* Kenny [=McClaren=] (Creator/StarkSands): His family's been wearing blue since before he was born.
* Jennifer "White House" Perry (Creator/LeeleeSobieski): A [[SemperFi former Marine]]. Partnered with...
* Jayson "Jackpot" Toney (Creator/HaroldHouseMoore): A former NBA player who apparently squandered his career.

The precinct's senior officers:
* Sergeant Daniel "Yoda" Dean (Creator/TerryKinney): The rookies' Field Training Officer, a veteran cop and ReasonableAuthorityFigure.

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!!The series provides examples of the following tropes:

* TheAlcoholic: 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.
* BaldOfAwesome: Yoda.
* CunningLinguist: Kahn speaks English and at least one Middle Eastern tongue, and once yells at a Middle Eastern taxi driver in his native language while he and [=McClaren=] are breaking up a fight between him and another motorist. Cut to Kahn very politely telling him in English to be a little careful and to let the other driver leave first.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Ahmad seems to have one. He's from Afganistan, and his back is covered is scars, possibly from a whipping. "Don't ask".
* FakeNationality: Kahn's actor Tom Reed is from the UK, though he is of Middle Eastern descent. His character mentioned living in London before coming to the US.
* InSeriesNickname:
** Their Field Training Officer, Sgt. Daniel Dean, really dislikes being called [[Franchise/StarWars "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.
* OneSteveLimit: 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.
* OpenHeartDentistry: {{Discussed}}. When searching for a wounded gunman, Harper and [=McClaren=] look for him at various non-hospital medical facilities. [=McClaren=] notes that in the movies, it's ''always'' a veterinarian. The shooter turns up at a tattoo parlor.
* NewMeat: Police Variant, TheSeries.
* NewYorkCityCops
* RealSongThemeTune: "Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)" by Music/JayZ.
* SemperFi: Perry served as a Marine MP in Iraq, then as White House color guard (hence the nickname).
* SergeantRock: Daniel Dean, their Field Training Officer.
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