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Tony Danza to play a bad cop in Netflix’s The Good Cop

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Tony Danza, onetime star of Taxi and a current purveyor of meats and cheeses, has booked the starring role on a new Netflix series titled The Good Cop. The show, from Monk’s Andy Breckman, follows a father and son, both named Tony, who are both cops. The elder Tony is “disgraced” and out of the business, while the younger is an above-board type of guy. According to a release, “this ’odd couple’ become unofficial partners as Tony Sr. offers his overly-cautious son blunt, street-wise advice on everything from handling suspects to handling women.”

Don’t expect this to be a gritty take on police corruption, however. “Many cop shows feature dark and provocative material: psycho-sexual killers, twisted, grim, flawed detectives,” Breckman said in a statement. “Many address the most controversial issues of the day. I watch a lot of them. God bless ‘em all. But the show I want to produce is playful, family-friendly, and a celebration of old-fashioned puzzle-solving.”


Danza is also starring in Seeso’s Johnny Carson-adjacent comedy There’s…Johnny!

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