Abby Kowalski (Rachael Carpani) is a fourth generation Chicago police officer who finally lands her dream job and becomes a detective. Unfortunately, her dream turns out to be a nightmare for the four other cops (her father and three brothers) in her close-knit family.
She must figure out how she can pursue her career dreams in the Chicago department's Internal Affairs division while keeping her family intact.
Abby's father is Don Kowalski (Treat Williams), a police sergeant in the Bureau of Patrol who's married to Sheila (Kathy Baker). He's the biological father of Steve, Richie, and Abby and the adoptive father of Donnie, the clan's eldest son.
Donnie Kowalski (James Thomas) is a Chicago police officer and was fathered by a man named "Speedo," prior to Sheila meeting Don Kowalski. Recently divorced, he tests for and transfers into the SWAT team. Second brother Steve Kowalski (Steve Byers) works in the Bureau of Patrol and is married with two little girls.
Youngest sibling Richie Kowalski (Brandon Quinn) also works in the Bureau of Patrol. He and Abby are very close and his wife Laura and he are expecting a baby. Richie's partner is John Brody (Andrew Walker), a good guy that Abby begins dating. Abby also dates Danny Mitchell (Chris Johnson), an old friend who used to work in the State's Attorney's office.
Abby's partner on the force is Lina Flores (Marisa Ramirez). She's married to a fellow cop, is pregnant, and has three sons (including a set of twins). They work under Lieutenant Papadol (Daniel Kash) in the Internal Affairs Division. Also on the force is Carl Scott (Chris Mulkey), the investigating officer of an officer-involved shooting case.
Mackie Phan (Mayko Nguyen) is Abby's best friend and neighbor who helps Sheila open her own bakery.
December 10, 2011
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