Big Apple was a CBS television crime drama, set in New York City, that ran for eight hour-long episodes, March 1-April 19, 2001. It had high production values and got generally good reviews, but got smashed in the television ratings going up against ER.
Big Apples‘s introduction shows apples, but in a haunting way.
Wikipedia: Big Apple (TV series)
Big Apple is an American crime drama television series that was originally broadcast in the United States on CBS from March 1 to 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.
1h | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (2001)
The FBI and the New York Police Department battle to keep the mob from taking a bite out of the Big Apple.
Stars: Ed O’Neill, Kim Dickens, Michael Madsen
26 February 2001, Newsday (Long Island, NY), “Off Camera: A Thinking Man’s NYPD / In CBS’ new ‘Big Apple,’ New York cops pick from the tree of knowledge” by Verne Gay, pg. B2:
If “Big Apple” (premiering Thursday night at 10 on WCBS/2) were not the season’s best new drama-and it is by a ridiculous margin- then the answer would be obvious. The show-which is filmed at Queens’ Silvercup Studios and on locations around town-also gets a stunning performance out of Ed O’Neill, who plays a been-there-seen-it-all cop. Viewers will expunge O’Neill’s “Married With Children” Al Bundy from their memory banks permanently. Maybe this boss knows what he’s talking about.
“The Big Apple,” says Milch, “is New York, but it’s also the fruit of the tree of knowledge, of good and evil, and how every one of the characters have taken a bite out of the apple, and how each of them has a different way of living into his or her exile and are trying to rediscover a way to function with the new knowledge they have. The paradox is, the more information we have…the less we understand.”
27 February 2001, Vancouver (BC) Sun, “Big Apple: Juicy premise, rotten title” by Alex Strachan, pg. F3:
Judging from its first hour, Big Apple is a halfway decent show with a lame title. A cops-and-courts serial drama with a big-city feel, it is most—although not everything—the jaded TV viewer could ask for. The actors are serious and believable, the direction is brisk but not busy, and the look mirrors the sun-washed glitter of Manhattan skyscrapers.
Big Apple will be a tough sell, not only because of its tepid title—good shows often overcome lousy titles—but because its complex characters and complicated storyline demand patience and willingness to forego any desire for a neat, quick resolution.
Replying to @megspptc
@megspptc @DonnieWahlberg I remember watching big apple way back + thought “ed o’neill is REALLY underrated as an actor.”
2:25 PM · Feb 26, 2011·erased734497
Scene from Big Apple TV 2001 (sound won’t sync when uploaded)
Apr 17, 2012
Jimmy (Welliver) upset about having to turn on his childhood hero of sorts and FBI informant Terry Maddock (Madsen) whom he had brought in as an informant in the first place.
“Big Apple” TV Intro
Feb 20, 2013
The Rap Sheet
This one’s for my friend Charlie. It’s the opening title sequence from the 2001 TV series “Big Apple,” starring Ed O’Neill and Jeffrey Pierce as NYPD detectives who must work with the FBI to bring down crime and corruption in their city. The show was created by David Milch and Anthony Yerkovich, and it deserved a much longer run than it had. Find out more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Appl…
Big Apple, CBS 2001 Ed O’Neill as NYC detective working with FBI to solve org. crime murders. Cancelled after 8 eps.
12:00 PM · Jun 6, 2016·Zoho Social
Replying to @MagsVisaggs
Big Apple, the CBS Ed O’Neill detective show that got killed by ER back in like 2001. It had a really good cast
6:23 PM · Mar 26, 2018·Twitter Web Client
Replying to @AdrianCJax
Big Apple. Ed O’Neill playing a straight role for once on a crime drama and doing a really good job of it.
2:58 PM · Sep 5, 2020·Twitter Web App