Tony Danza is returning to TV as the star of Netflix’s new dramedy series “The Good Cop,” the streaming platform announced Monday.
The “odd couple” style one-hour dramedy will see Danza playing Tony Sr., a disgraced, former NYPD officer who never followed the rules. He lives with his son, Tony Jr., an earnest, obsessively honest NYPD detective who makes a point of always following the rules. Father and son become unofficial partners as Tony Sr. offers his overly-cautious son blunt, street-wise advice on everything from handling suspects to handling women.
“We’re excited to bring viewers the return of Tony Danza, one of television’s most beloved icons,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix. “The Good Cop is a funny, charming procedural series that we think our members will love.”
Andy Breckman, the creator of “Monk,” will serve as showrunner and executive producer, with Randy Zisk and Howard Klein also serving as executive producers. Zisk will also direct the first episode and Danza will also serve as a producer.
Danza most recently appeared in Seeso comedy “There’s…Johnny!” and in Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut “Don Jon.” He’s also appeared on Broadway in recent years, in plays including “Honeymoon in Vegas,” “The Ice Man Cometh” and “A View From the Bridge.”
He is best known for his starring roles on ’80s TV hit series “Taxi” and “Who’s the Boss?,” for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award and four Golden Globe Awards.