Cagney and Lacey
was a CBS crime drama that ran from 1981 to 1988.
The drama starred Tyne Daly as NYC detective Mary Beth Lacey and
Sharon Gless as detective Chris Cagney. Over the
years, the show was very popular at the Emmy's and
This show was
essentially about the dynamics between the two
detectives who had contrasting, yet complimenting personalities.
Cagney was single, career minded, and reserved, while
Lacey was a married, outgoing, working mother, trying to
balance career and family. The duo essentially
went about the business of solving crimes and
interacting with others in their precinct.