Tony Danza marks his official return to series television for the first time in 24 years with Netflix's new show, "The Good Cop." Though Danza has had some guest spots through the years, "The Good Cop" represents the actor's first starring role since ABC's "Who's the Boss?" went off the air in 1992.
Danza will play a disgruntled former NYPD officer in the upcoming 10-episode one-hour dramedy, which loosely mirrors his real-life ties to the organization. Not only is Danza a member of the board of directors for the NYPD Police Athletic League, but he's also an active champion of their Teen Acting Program.
Danza's character, Tony Sr., lives with his son, Tony Jr., who also works for the NYPD. Unlike his father, Tony Jr. is an honest detective who always follows the rules. The two become unofficial business partners, and Tony Sr. ends up schooling his son on everything from dealing with suspects to dealing with women.
The creator of "Monk," Andy Breckman, will serve as the series' showrunner and executive producer. Randy Zisk ("Bones," "Monk") and Howard Klein ("The Office," "The Mindy Project") will serve as executive producers. Danza is also a producer.
Cindy Holland, vice president of original content for Netflix, said, "We’re excited to bring viewers the return of Tony Danza, one of television’s most beloved icons. 'The Good Cop' is a funny, charming procedural series that we think our members will love."
"Many cop shows feature dark and provocative material: psycho-sexual killers, twisted, grim, flawed detectives," Breckman added. "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."