This Wednesday, Fox is set to preview the premiere episode of their new cop series The Good Guys
. We have some information on the show, including video clips and video interviews of the cast.
Fox’s synopsis (below) is somewhat lengthy, so I’m going to try to paraphrase it here and hope I get the long and short of it right. The series follows Dan (Bradley Whitford) and Jack (Colin Hanks). Dan used to be a big shot detective back in the day but now he’s a washed up drunk still working but getting nowhere as he has no desire to change his ways to adapt to modern times. He’s partnered with Jack, a young, determined guy whose by-the-book nature is holding him back in his career. An opportunity arises in their careers that gives them both hope that things just might turn around for both of them. Hijinks ensues. Based on the video clips we have (below), the show looks quirky (in a good way).
Here’s Fox’s full description. Further down are some video clips from the episode, as well as video interviews with the cast of the series.
From Matt Nix (Burn Notice), comes THE GOOD GUYS, a new action comedy about what happens when an old-school cop and a modern-day detective expose the big picture of small crime.
Once upon the 1970s, DAN STARK (Bradley Whitford) and his partner, Frank Savage, were big-shot Dallas detectives. So big, in fact, that they were lauded as American heroes after saving the Governor’s son. Thirty years later, Dan Stark is a washed-up detective who spends most of his time drunk or re-hashing his glory days. A stranger to modern police work who would much rather trust his old-school police instincts, Dan has the reputation as being a bit of a wild card. Able to skate by on the heroic deeds of his yesteryear, he is still a semi-active presence on the force, and with the help of his liquor of choice, occasionally comes through to solve a petty crime.
Dan’s new partner, JACK BAILEY (Colin Hanks), is an ambitious, by-the-book and overall good detective, but is sometimes a bit too snarky for his own good. His habit of undermining himself has earned him a dead-end position in the department, and he is stuck solving annoying petty theft cases that nobody else wants. Worse, he’s been given the thankless task of babysitting Dan, the drunk pariah who can never keep partners for long. Jack may not see it, but he has little chance of getting out of his situation; his knack for making enemies at the station has assured he is not going anywhere.
His only ally is ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY LIZ TRAYNOR (Jenny Wade), a quick witted former girlfriend whom Jack hasn’t quite gotten over and the one person he turns to for help with his current professional predicament. Until Jack finds his way out of this situation, he is stuck awaiting the day when he can turn everything around, get back to solving actual cases and return to being a real detective.
On one fairly typical day, as Jack and Dan are pursuing a Code 58, the Dallas police code for routine investigations, which puts them hot on the case of a stolen humidifier, they inadvertently become engaged in a shootout over a stolen golf bag belonging to a notorious drug smuggler. This starts Jack and Dan on a wild chase to retrieve the bag, recover the contents inside and go after the drug smuggler – all while dodging his hired assassin!
The excitement of the case reminds Dan of the way he and Frank busted punks back in the good old days, and he convinces Jack to go along for the ride. Needless to say, many departmental rules are again broken in the reckless pursuit, showing their boss, LIEUTENANT ANA RUIZ (Diana Maria Riva), that Jack and Dan will be spending many more days in the Property Crimes Division, assigned to investigate seemingly minor crimes in order to keep them out of major trouble.
THE GOOD GUYS is produced by Fox Television Studios. Matt Nix and Mikkel Bondesen serve as executive producers. Tim Matheson will direct the pilot episode.
The Good Guys pilot is set to air on Wednesday, May 19, 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT as a preview.
The official premiere will take place on June 7, 2010 and will the series will air on Mondays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.