On top of giving cancelled TV shows new life, Netflix is also known to reinvigorate the career paths of entertainers that haven't been in the limelight for a while. Former Who's the Boss? star Tony Danza teamed up with the streaming service for his first leading TV role in over 15 years, and the project, titled The Good Cop, has released a teaser video that introduces Danza and his co-star Josh Groban, and also locks down the cop dramedy's premiere date. Check it out!
First thing's first: The Good Cop will make its grand debut on Netflix on Friday, September 21, starting at 12:01 a.m. PT. This lines the new series right up with the big fall season that broadcast TV holds so dear, so it will be interesting indeed to see if Tony Danza's newest show will be able to stand up against network television's most current crop of hits and debuts. We can't see it beating out Grey's Anatomy or This Is Us in its earliest days, but The Good Cop could be just what certain customers have been looking for.
The first teaser above doesn't really do much to lay out everything viewers can expect to see from The Good Cop, but it sets things up appropriately. (Plus, no one can go wrong with Tony Danza's gigantic and warm smile.) Danza plays Tony Sr., a disgraced former NYPD officer who built up a long reputation for never doing what he is told. Josh Groban, meanwhile, stars as his son Tony Jr., a current NYPD detective who serves as the apple who fell far, far from the tree. Exceedingly honest and earnest, Tony Jr. never strays from the rules, which makes the two men's living situation as complicated as one might expect.
That's right, Tony Jr. lives with his father! And even though Tony Sr. has far fewer positives going for him, he still manages to become a fountain of advice in trying to guide his son's life appropriately. Tony Sr. will not only have things to say about how his worrywart son handles suspects and other work duties, but he'll also parcel out advice about Tony Jr.'s love life. One doesn't need a history lesson in TV stereotypes to know that Tony Danza will likely be playing a romance-friendly lothario, while the bespectacled Josh Groban will likely fall into the buttoned-up prude role. Hilarity will ensue, naturally.
The Good Cop will also have some other stars to fill the spaces not taken by Tony Danza and Josh Groban. As seen above, fans can look forward to seeing The Wire's Isaiah Whitlock Jr., Chicago Justice's Monica Barbaro and Fist Fight's Bill Kottkamp, as well as Rescue Me's John Scurti and more. Created by Monk mastermind Andy Breckman, The Good Cop will hopefully also work a Tony Shalhoub cameo in there somewhere, too.