Tony Danza is coming back to television. And while the format is the same, the situation is a bit different. The actor who first cut his teeth on shows like Taxi and Who's The Boss is back with a new Netflix dramedy that fans are sure to love. Here's the lowdown on his latest series The Good Cop, and what we can expect from it.
Netflix has added the dramedy The Good Cop for ten one-hour episodes on the ever-growing list of original content the streaming service has been killing it with. The series stars Tony Danza as a disgraced former NYPD officer who never followed the rules. Tony's character, Tony Sr., lives with his son Tony Jr. who is the complete opposite personality type from this father, and a detective for the NYPD. The series follows the two Tony's lives as Tony Sr. offers his son "street-wise," advice on all facets of life professional and personal. Andy Breckman, who created Monk, will be the showrunner and executive producer for the series. Randy Zisk and Howard Klein will also join as executive producers and Zisk (who worked on Bones) will direct the first episode.
Unlike most current cop dramas, Andy Breckman says his goal of The Good Cop is to bring playfulness and family-friendly entertainment back into the genre. So those who are looking for episodes with hard-hitting current events, super graphic crimes against humanity and dark subject matter might want to look elsewhere, as this doesn't seem to be what the show is about. Breckman says the series will be a return to "good old-fashioned puzzle-solving."
Tony Danza, who is a real-life member of the board of directors for the NYPD Athletic League, will serve as a producer on The Good Cop, in addition to his starring role. Danza first found fame with his co-starring role on Taxi, and many loved him as Tony Micelli in Who's The Boss. Most recently, fans have been able to enjoy him in the Broadway musical comedyHoneymoon In Vegas, as well as a recent guest role in Comedy Central's Broad City. Danza is also slated to appear in the Seeso original series There's...Johnny which premieres on August 24th. With that show and The Good Cop both on the docket, it looks like Tony Danza's career as a leading man is starting to have a rebirth of sorts.
No release date has been given for The Good Cop, but we'll be sure to keep an eye on it for fans interested in seeing Tony Danza on television yet again. As summer continues, tv addicts can get their fix on all shows premiering and returning via our summer premiere guide. Those who are just wondering when their favorite shows are coming to an end would do well to visit our finale guide.