Date: 17th October 2000
NYPD Blue cast member Kim Delaney is being pulled out of the show so that she can star in a new legal drama for ABC being developed by Blue creator Steve Bochco, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Tuesday).
The unnamed series is due to premiere in the fall of 2001. In an interview with the Times, Bochco said of Delaney: "She's so good, and in that ensemble of guys she's been kind of underused." He said that she will be written out of the show in such a way that she can be brought back if the new show is unsuccessful.
Source: Studio Briefing