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Despite nearly unanimous critical acclaim, Cagney & Lacey was cancelled after Season 2 due to low ratings. Producer Barney Rosenzweig and various feminist heavyweights, including the National Organization for Women (NOW), led a well-publicized letter-writing campaign to continue the series. Due to the deluge of mail from the extremely loyal fan base, as well as star Tyne Daley’s stumping for the series, Cagney & Lacey was brought back in midseason for these seven episodes. It finishing the season in the Top 10 and garnered multiple Emmy nominations and awards, including the actress award for Daly. Though short, this season had several memorable episodes; in the first ("Matinee"), the detectives solved the murder of a housewife from Cagney’s home town, revealing much about her past. Controversial as always, the season includes an episode involving the murder of a porn star in "Victimless Crime," and another about a crooked baby broker. In the final episode of the season ("Choices"), a sub-plot delves into unmarried Cagney's pregnancy scare. Continued heavy press coverage and strong ratings paved the way for the series to continue to take chances for the remainder of the show's run.

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Despite nearly unanimous critical acclaim, Cagney & Lacey was cancelled after Season 2 due to low ratings. Producer Barney Rosenzweig and various feminist heavyweights, including the National Organization for Women (NOW), led a well-publicized letter-writing campaign to continue the series. Due to the deluge of mail from the extremely loyal fan base, as well as star Tyne Daley’s stumping for the series, Cagney & Lacey was brought back in midseason for these seven episodes. It finishing the season in the Top 10 and garnered multiple Emmy nominations and awards, including the actress award for Daly. Though short, this season had several memorable episodes; in the first ("Matinee"), the detectives solved the murder of a housewife from Cagney’s home town, revealing much about her past. Controversial as always, the season includes an episode involving the murder of a porn star in "Victimless Crime," and another about a crooked baby broker. In the final episode of the season ("Choices"), a sub-plot delves into unmarried Cagney's pregnancy scare. Continued heavy press coverage and strong ratings paved the way for the series to continue to take chances for the remainder of the show's run.

    • EPISODE 1

    Matinee

    An investigation of a missing housewife places Cagney and Lacey in ringside seats at a male strip joint.

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    An investigation of a missing housewife places Cagney and Lacey in ringside seats at a male strip joint.

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    • EPISODE 2

    Killers Dozen

    A patrolman's strike forces Cagney and Lacey back into uniform and off a case they've waited months to crack.

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    A patrolman's strike forces Cagney and Lacey back into uniform and off a case they've waited months to crack.

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    • EPISODE 3

    Victimless Crime

    Cagney and Lacey have a tough time pressing for the conviction of a porno film producer.

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    Cagney and Lacey have a tough time pressing for the conviction of a porno film producer.

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    • EPISODE 4

    Bounty Hunters

    Cagney and Lacey compete with a ruthless bounty hunter to arrest a wanted criminal. Pilot starring: Brian Dennehy, Laurie Prange, Peter Voight, Dennis Pratt, Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly. Director: Bill Duke. Teleplay: Steve Brown.

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    Cagney and Lacey compete with a ruthless bounty hunter to arrest a wanted criminal. Pilot starring: Brian Dennehy, Laurie Prange, Peter Voight, Dennis Pratt, Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly. Director: Bill Duke. Teleplay: Steve Brown.

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    • EPISODE 5

    Baby Brokers

    An abandoned infant leads Cagney and Lacey on a search through the underworld of baby merchants.

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    An abandoned infant leads Cagney and Lacey on a search through the underworld of baby merchants.

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    • EPISODE 6

    Partners

    Cagney is injured in the line of duty and Lacey must come to terms with working with a new partner.

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    Cagney is injured in the line of duty and Lacey must come to terms with working with a new partner.

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    • EPISODE 7

    Choices

    Cagney and Lacey take a long hard look at their options for careers versus children.

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    Cagney and Lacey take a long hard look at their options for careers versus children.

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