13. Cagney & Lacey
Christine Cagney and Mary Beth Lacey were two police detectives with the New York City Police Department. Sharon Gless portrayed the part of Christine Cagney while Tyne Daly portrayed Mary Beth Lacey. The two women led completely different lifestyles. Cagney was a single career woman while Lacy was a married woman with children.
Cagney was rather quiet and reserved while Lacy was more loud and talkative. Cagney appears to have come from an upper middle class background, but she is able to relate to people of all social and economic groups. The pair worked very well together.
The two lead actresses won the Emmy Award for Best Lead Actress In A Drama for 6 consecutive years which set a record for a winning streak in that category. Tyne Daly won four times and Sharon Gless won twice.